Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Well, that was a long day!

Starting with being rudely awoken by two alarm clocks half an hour apart, only one of which was mine. I'm just not a morning person. But the sun shone (somewhat surprisingly - the forecast was for 100% cloud cover), and I even got out into garden briefly in the afternoon to take a few pictures, so not all bad!


Mrs. Micawber said...

Commenting on two posts here. Getting outside is a good thing. I should try it myself. Somehow this week I just want to hunker down in the house and stay curled up in my pyjamas. (Might have something to do with getting unexpectedly fired Monday!)

It's hard to pick up the blogging when you've been away. Kudos for plunging (or creeping) back in! I'm sorry to hear that people and cats have been ill, but glad to hear that things are better now.

Contgratulations on finishing your degree. Re 20th century lit: I don't much like it myself (unless you count the really great detective novels of the Golden Age - surely some of those qualify as Literature-with-a-Capital-L?). I can proudly say that I have NEVER read anything by Ernest Hemingway. I do like most of Dick Francis's books, and many of Georgette Heyer's. Then there are D.E. Stevenson and Mary Stewart and a few others I can't remember at the moment. All fine authors whose works give great pleasure but (probably because they're so fun to read) don't qualify as Literature. That's okay by me.

Lovely shawlette for the retiring teacher. It will probably be the nicest gift she receives! She'll think of you and Miss M when she wraps up on chilly days. :)

Peeriemoot said...

Ah, if it had only been 20th century crime writing I'd have been laughing :-). In fact I can't remember what we did study apart from Virginia Woolf and Samuel Beckett, but there was nothing that *really* appealed, and if I can't get enthusiastic about any aspect of a course it's uphill work. I passed the course, just not well.