Posted: 06/02/2017 at 12:47
I made 3 attempts to read The Hobbit and never got past page 2. Dreadful stuff. Don't like Dickens or Brontes either but love Jane Austen whose use of English is a joy to read.
I started buying the HP books when Possum was about 9 so I could see what all the fuss was about in anticipation of her reading them. Loved them all despite occasional issues with holes and repetition and the ridiculous idea that Hermione would love Ron. We used to drive to Italy twice a year for skiing and beach hols and quickly discovered that the CD versions of HP read by Stephen Fry put an end to the endless "Are we nearly there" and turned into "can we wait till the end of the chapter?". we also have all the DVDs but she has never read a book past chapter 1.
Storms over for now and we have a very light rain falling, so light I can probably count the drops!
Still on foot rest so quiet planning and pottering today and sorting out the box of dress patterns Cosmos dumped on the floor. He's still a disaster but very funny, especially when teasing the dogs. Minstrel is so much more subtle and utterly adorable.
Forecast is wet so quietly pleased I can't do walkies with OH but don't tell him.
Take comfort from having enforced rest in Jan and Feb Dove. Save yourself for March and April..
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