reflection in a puddle

This has been the wettest year in my area since . . . ever.

The wet stuff is still falling, and projected to do so into January.

At least it isn’t s**w. 😳

I’ve been reading a “new” British author, almost unknown these days: Annie Haynes. She and Agatha Christie were the only two women authors published by The Bodley Head, a noted early Golden Age publisher. Unfortunately, Haynes died young and her books went out of print.

I’ve downloaded four of them, the Inspector Stoddard series, from Dean Street Press. At 99 cents each they are a welcome bargain.

Just finished the third, Who Killed Charmian Karslake? and am enjoying them. I guessed the murderer in the first book (The Man With the Dark Beard) but have been clueless reading the others. More info is here.

Meanwhile, have a yard of knitted scarf in that autumnal yarn and have decided it is not what I want. Will wait a bit more before deciding whether to rip it all out and start something else. . .

Seems almost wasteful to continue, yet almost foolish to frog all that knitting. Any thoughts, Lovely Readers? 🤪 Continue reading reflection in a puddle

🎄 happy holidays! 🎄

my absolute favourite chicken breast with lots of mango ginger chutney, wild rice and baby carrots

I hope everyone’s holiday has been as refreshing and enjoyable as my own.

Without children one’s own thoughts and actions are no longer dictated by tradition. Thus, actions can follow one’s own preferences and each holiday can be savored uniquely.

One of my favorite traditions is Kings College Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, via BBC. It never fails to set a balance for me, whether I listen on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

This year I’ve added an addition:

The Queen’s Christmas Message, as presented by Canadian Broadcasting Company (©️Sky UK; 9 minutes)

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Kings College, Cambridge, available for 28 more days on BBC World Service (1 hour, 30 minutes).

PS/ Forgot to add a link to the very complete and lovely programme. And have figured out how to link. Hurrah!

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Happy Holidays ! ! ! ❤️❤️ ❤️

monday macro?

Last week no one had any stamps. “Nobody sends mail any more so we didn’t order any.”

Uhhhhh . . . . Just as the urge to write a bazillion cards almost overcame me, I called around this morning. Sure enough, now everyone has stamps. And so do I.

Am back on the tablet instead of computer. The fancy new hard drive quit. So won’t be linking to all sorts of stuff as I usually do as it is almost impossible to coordinate on this thing. Frankly, about the only thing that is easy is reading. Speaking of which . . .

Have decided to counter the effects of current events by simultaneously catching up on some of the many classic children’s books that escaped my childhood.

(After getting those beginning school books the next book I remember is Madam Curie by her daughter, Eve Curie. Not exactly first or second year, so there must have been lots in between which are now totally not remembered.)

Am about done with the only Connie Schultz book this library owns. Truth be told, am speed-reading lots of the political stuff, but much of it is fascinating. She used notes written all through her husband’s campaign for the Senate. If Sherrod Brown runs for anything near you, this is a must read.

(I just wanted to read more from this Pulitzer Prize winner after hearing her TED Talk which I would link to but. It’s in earlier December’s or late November’s posts.)

All for now, Lovely Readers, but did want to let you know I’m still here and maybe, possibly, eventually might even get some sewing done.

Best not hold your breath, though. 😉 he-hee!

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 🎄 🎄 🎄 ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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