I almost missed that it's the first of a new month this morning. Almost! But then I was reminded that it's LLJ's birthday - Happy Birthday lovely lady!!! - and that brought WOYWW to mind too. Altogether a great day!
Here's what my desk looked like this morning.
This challenge is working wonders for my scrapbook albums. Normally I struggle to complete a page in three days but this last week I hit my personal best with eight layouts. Clearly, all I need is a deadline to end my procraftinating. And it's making quite a dent on the pile of photos, both old and new. There's four in this previous post and here's the last four of the week.
It's not been all scrapping though. I did manage to make this at the craft group on Thursday.
Finally, this week's books. I gave up on the Isla Dewar book at last and listened instead to these very much more enjoyable ones.
I was drawn to The Book Shop by Penelope Fitgerald after reading Hermione Lee's biography. And I'm so glad I was. It's set in the 1950s in a small Suffolk town where not much ever changes. The main character, Florence, opens a book shop against local, and powerful, opposition. The writing is full of humour and had me laughing out loud even when I was totally exasperated with the 'small town' attitudes portrayed.
I read Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L Sayers many decades ago and enjoyed it then but I didn't remember it as a funny book. This audio book had me chuckling away, sometimes for reasons not intended. It's a full cast dramatisation and, as it's set in the southwest corner of Scotland, many of the characters are Scots. It never fails to amuse me just how bad a job some actors make of the Scottish accent. Aside from that, I really enjoyed following along with Lord Peter Wimsey, as he gathered clues to identify the murderer of a local artist.
Another lengthy post today - it's a rare thing when it's not - I hope Julia will forgive me yet again.
Have a lovely day, what's left of it, and a wonderful week.