Hello bookish friends – it’s me – Briar!
How have you been? How are your dogs and cats?
Tonight I am bringing you the news about things that are changing round here. There are three stories, and in the collage below you will see a pair of photographs to illustrate each story.
My first story is on the bottom left and it is very exciting. My promenade has been fixed. It took months and months but now it is done. We can walk along again, and I can go down the steps to play on the beach and go swimming.
It wasn’t done until the tourist season began and the beach ban for dogs kicked in, but I am only banned in the daytime and I am allowed on the beach in the evening. I am going down there as much as I can. I always pull on the lead to go that way when we go out and sometimes she agrees with me and sometimes she doesn’t ….
My second story is on the bottom left and it is a knitting story.
Six years ago Jane knitted the man of the house a hat. It was a simple hat but it was interesting because it was made of Noro Kureyon yarn which keeps changing colour. I wish I could do that.
He liked the hat and he wore it lots and lots. Even when it lost its shape he went on wearing it, because it was his favourite hat. So Jane offered to knit him and new one. It’s just the same but the colours are a little bit different.
He likes it and I like it too.
That leave my third story, which is in the two pictures at the very top.
I expect you have noticed that I have a new bed. it doesn’t match the Virago modern Classics like the old one, but it is bigger so that I can stretch out much more and it is very comfortable,
But that isn’t the main story. The main story is that we have a new bookcase and books are on the move.
We used to have three bamboo bookcases of various sizes and now we have four. The man of the house spotted one on sale and he snapped it up and brought it home. It is bigger than two of the ones we had but not as big as the third. we haven’t quite finished yet, but here is what is happening;
- The three biggest bookcases are staying downstairs.
- The biggest one is still the Virago bookcase; the second one has paperback fiction; the third one has paperback non-fiction.
- The littlest one that used to be the Persephone bookcase is going to live upstairs on the landing.
- The Persephone books have moved out into another bookcase because they outgrew their old home.
- Some older hardback fiction by lady writers lives in the wicker bookcase now.
This is still a work in progress, and we could still do with another bookcase or two.
I expect Jane will take you on a proper tour of her bookcase when she has finished moving things.
She has a grand plan, not just for books, for the whole house!
We went to see mother this afternoon, and she was quite well. I have lots of friends in her nursing home now.
Tomorrow we are going to the woods. I like the woods. It’s shady, there is a stream, and there are lots of things for me to see and do.
And in the evening I expect Jane will be here again, to tell you about a book ….