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Friendship, Manderley and Tete a Tete

Some months ago, I had an accident with a glass of red, making our sitting room look as if a grisly event had taken place there. The insurance people were brilliant and we have a new carpet. Rather than the fitters taking away the whole ruined carpet, they cut out the long red section and left us with two large pieces of beautiful cream carpet to give away. Today we delivered the pieces to a Humanist friend and on her wall was the following little plaque which I liked very much.

Friends are crucial to our well being

In the bookshop in Truro, there is a new mural celebrating Manderley, the fictional estate of the character Maxim de Winter which plays a central part in Daphne du Maurier‘s 1938 novel, Rebecca,

Manderley

The little Tete a Tetes in our small wall garden are so lovely, especially against the cerulean sky.

Tete a Tete against a cold blue sky

 

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Tangerine Bird Treats, More Raindrops and Elf Coats – and My Staircase of Books

1   Inspired by something I read on a blog this morning http://enjoyingcreating.wordpress.com/ I got some half-dead fruit out of the compost and made these bird food treats to hang on our Christmas tree – which will be ‘planted’ outside as soon as it stops raining! I also made a pastry bird-seed cake in the hope  of both nourishing the birds and luring them closer to my camera!

Fruity bird treats

Fruity bird treats

Pastry bird-cake

Pastry bird-cake

2    I do love macro raindrops on this tiny moss.

Raindrops on moss

Raindrops on moss

3    These Avalon Elf Coats are the most beautiful bits of clothing I’ve ever come across!

Beautiful Avalon Elf Coats

Beautiful Avalon Elf Coats

4    And, at last, I have my book list for the staircase of books (but as my big brother said, it could be a different list tomorrow!)  I agree with Valerie that really I need the staircase in a lighthouse!

‘Under Milk Wood’  Dylan Thomas

Poems of Pablo Neruda

‘Othello’ Shakespeare (How can I choose just one play? Perhaps I should have ‘The Complete Works’ )

‘The Book Thief’  Marcus Zusak

‘Far From The Madding Crowd’  Thomas Hardy

‘Jeremy Visick’  David Wiseman  (my Dad!)

‘Kes’  Barry Hines

‘Sophie’s Choice’  William Stryron

‘Winnie-the-Pooh’  A A Milne

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’  Harper Lee

‘Rebecca’  Daphne Du Maurier

Do let me know what your choices would be and thank you to those who already have.

And to all my Australian readers – I hope you and yours are safe as we hear the news of the terrible fires sweeping across your country.

 

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