Friday, July 20, 2012

Punch July 12th 1884

It’s been a long time since I shared a cartoon from Punch’s Almanach for 1884. This one, entitled “Preventive Force” is from the July 12th edition:

“Hold hard! I’ve been vaccinated”

As a precautionary Measure, in some districts the Police have been Vaccinated

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Eat Pray Love

Dom found me the book at a brocante/garage sale/boot sale. She only paid 1€ for it. I had asked for it for my birthday, so now I will be getting something else too!

Now that Rob doesn’t need therapy for his arm I’m not finding the time to read as much as I was. I’m still on the praying part. If you haven’t read it or seen the film, I recommend both.

Years ago I had a boyfriend who was seeking amongst many religions and a lot of what he taught me is coming back as I read. I’ve also decided that I’d like to learn Italian too.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Time for short stories

I’ve been reading a lot of short stories recently. As Rob spent about 15 hours having therapy for his fractured elbow and I had to drive him to his appointments for a while, I had a lot of time to sit and just read.

I got through The Penguin Book of English Short Stories which I really enjoyed. Then I was leant a copy of The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield. This was in French, but what was nice was that one of her Stories, The Voyage, was in the Penguin book too. I finished that one and then I moved onto The Second Book of English Short Stories. Rob has gone back to work so I’ve slowed down a lot.

Next up: Eat Pray Love. I asked Dom for it for my birthday in September, but she found one for me at a brocante/boot sale/garage sale for 1€. It’s a bit tatty, but as long as the words are all there I don’t care.