Well today l’m headed over the water to bring some of D’s things home from his dorm room and do a bit of food shopping. I’ve been up for ages already, have done the house cleaning, hung out the washings, loaded the car with flat packed boxes and now only have to hose down the flower baskets before l skedaddle.
My mum is going to look after wee S for me and take him to nursery so should be a quiet day out- l haven’t gone up to the city by myself in ages! I’ll have to treat my sonser to lunch.
D has his final exams between the 9th and 23rd May and then he’s home. These studies of his are like another language to me- ‘heat and flow’- sounds simple but l don’t know what way to turn his work books when reading them.
Last night l settled down as usual to get on with my reading. l am really enjoying the book called ‘Child of the phoenix’ by Barbara Erskine - a wonderful journey in the life of a Welsh princess who is caught up in the Celtic cause. The story line dates from 1218-1306.
Over the last fortnight l’ve read another two books- two very different books. The first one called, ‘The Little Prisoner’ by Jane Elliot is written by a woman who survived abuse as a child and it is utterly heartbreaking- a bit like the book, ‘A Child Called ‘It’’ by David Peltzer. You see the world from the eyes of a child who is just trying to survive - a difficult read in parts.
The other book was a great feel-good kind of read and very funny. It is called, ‘Big Stone Gap’ by Adriana Trigiani. I found myself laughing out loud in parts, much to the annoyance of my hubby who was reading his own book beside me. lol. The cast of characters are fantastic and the heroine is just so alive and l really liked her. You are taken on a journey of her hometown and life in Virginia and get to see the world through her eyes. For a short read it was a delight and l am going to look out more of her books.
Anyway folks- l am heading out- will take my camera and current book along to read on the ferry.
l know l need to get around to visiting with you all- thanks always for your friendships.
Here are just a few verse from a Robert Burns poem called Happy we are thegither.
The whole poem is HERE if you wish to read more. :)
Happy we are a' thegither,
Happy we'll be, ane an' a';
Time shall see us a' the blyther
Ere we rise to gang awa'.
Frien'ship maks us a' mair happy'
Frien'ship gies us a' delight;
Frien'ship consecrates the drappie,
Frien'ship brings us here the night.