This is Briar The Dog, reporting from the Virago Bookcase.
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Jane has finished Antalya. She is very pleased with it, and she says it is the most complex hat she has ever knitted. She wore it when we went out this morning and I have been allowed to model it, but I’m not allowed to sit on it.
Jane will be doing more reading and blogging again now that her knitting is finished. She had planned to read Cousin Bette by Balzac while listening to the book being read on Radio 4 via the IPlayer. The book came in the post yesterday, but it is faulty. The first page is number 401 and it goes on to the end and then it starts again at page 49 and goes on to the end. So we are missing an introduction and 48 pages. Grrrrrrr!
Jane says never mind, she will spend a little more time with Clarissa and meet Cousin Bette another time.
When we went out this morning the tide was a long way out, so we walked all the way to Newlyn on the beach, and then we walked up the river and came back across the green. I had a lovely time. I played ball, I went for a swim, I chased some birds, I saw two of my oldest friends – a red setter and an alsation – and I made a new friend, called Elfie.
I wasn’t quite so happy when we went to the park yesterday. The squirrel tree is still closed. It’s been closed for a long time, and I wish the town council would sort it out. Fortunately I have found a way in so I can still keep a close eye on those pesky squirrels.
At home we are doing spring cleaning. Jane has had a blitz upstairs and we have taken several bags of books and other things to a charity shop.
And we had pasty pie for tea, The humans all had a piece, and I had a little bit of the filling to try with my kibble. Yum!
But tonight we are going to relax. We are going to sit on the sofa and watch The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Then then we will be doing some sleeping.
And tomorrow Jane says she will tell you about the books she has been reading …