Oh how lazy I have been over the last few weeks. I seem to have been having a holiday from blogging…….. I could make all sorts of excuses about how it is harder to sit upright with my rapidly healing ankle ………… but I won’t. The truth is that I have been enjoying sitting with my leg up whilst enjoying reading, crochet, films and so forth. I am now quite comfortable getting around indoors, but need a stick outside. Also, it is amazing how one’s confidence is knocked. In direct proportion, it seems, to the fear of being knocked into by someone rushing by. Hopefully, I shall be able to start getting out and about now that spring has finally sprung. HBTW has put a garden lounger out for me today, so I intend to …….. lounge.
Here is a quick round-up of media absorbed and enjoyed:
- All in the Mind – Alastair Campbell. An extraordinary book of great insight and depth. It concerns a psychiatrist and several of his main patients. I can’t go into too much detail or I could give away something of vital importance. It’s not an easy read – some of the individual stories are too harrowing, but worth sticking with and certainly one to read again. I give it 9 out of 10
- Fly Away Home – Jennifer Weiner. A new author for me, suggested by our Library Van librarian/driver. Upmarket chick-lit. I shall certainly read more by this author, simply for enjoyment. 8 out of 10
- Quartet – a film on dvd. Stars many well-known faces including Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins and Billy Connolly. The action is centred round a retirement home for musicians and specifically their annual fund-raising gala. Maggie Smith is magnificent as a reluctant new resident and the poignancy of the subject is overlaid with a gentle whimsy and humour. 8 out of 10
- Knight and Day – another dvd, this time starring Tom Cruse and Cameron Diaz. James Bond eat your heart out. An absolute action filled, ridiculous spy romp. Great fun. This is not my usual kind of film, so maybe my mind is just being numbed with craftwork. For sheer enjoyment, I give it a 9.
Anyone read/watched/listened to anything interesting lately?
I’m off now with my walking stick, to struggle outside into the sunshine.