for the yummy pie and liquor..
Today, we shall (possibly....)
- Search for Suzie's birth certificate (which is in a 'box' somewhere....)
- Wander around a couple of boot sales,
- have a relaxing lunch - not sure what yet, but the pudding HAS to be rhubarb crumble using Auntie Joyce's rhubarb.
- Watch TV (West Ham NEED to lose again..)and prepare for going back to work tomorrow...boo hoo still haven't won the lottery!!
As for my present reading - couldn't get Iris Murdoch, but browsin library found Hemingway's 'A Farewell To Arms' and reading that.
Also just finished 'James Boswell 1740 - 1795 The Scottish Perspective'.
This gave me a strange feeling - I've been reading chronologically the published journals by Yale University. It was readingBoswell's London Journal 1762-1763 (1950) that really introduced him to me, although I had heard about him and his Biography of Johnson. Took a liking to him straight away, the way he describes those around him (even if he is very egocentric...) and since then have spent a considerable amount of time and money trying to track down all the published work. Suzie presented me with a First Edition of An Account of Corsica (1768). At present I am in process of reading Boswell for the Defence 1769-1774 (1960) , decided to read some of the other 'Boswellia' I've gathered, hence The Scottish Perspective. When I came to his death in 1795 - it was as if somebody I'd become close to left long before their time - quite sad really, a link broken almost. In my wish list you'll find some of Boswell's writing.