After what has felt like weeks of nothing but rainy, mizzly, dreary, cool days the sun has come out and a soft sort of warmth is drifting upon the air. I didn’t really mind the weather, since it was cuddle-up, hug cats and dogs while reading a good book kind of weather and what better time, might I ask, could one come down with a flu bug?! I was never quite ill enough to warrant total bed-rest, but I did feel incredibly run-down, cranky, achy and icky. I’m still not 100% – more like a good 82% – but I am over the very worst of it.
I did manage to finish re-reading “The Crimson Petal and the White” – which I mentioned previously here. I’m half tempted to pick up a copy of “The Apple: Crimson Petal Stories” which is a collection of short stories that Michel Faber wrote as a sort of sequel to “Crimson Petal”, but first I want to finish reading these lovelies…
Okay, so Emma doesn’t actually need reading, but I was thrilled to pieces when I scored a Penguin Threads copy and I just had to share, tee-hee! The other two books have been such fun to delve in and out of. I can be a very hard-core reader, getting so involved and immersed in my book that I can completely block the outside world (though I will have conversations that I have no recollection of while doing so, much to the annoyance of those around me) and having books that I can easily read a bit of here and there is a pleasant change.
In gratuitous shoe photo news, I scored these darling dollhouse flats for next to nothing and I am loving them! Flats and I have not always gotten along since I have terribly wonky feet (slight birth-defect that I accept as just my feet being uniquely my own) but these have so far been comfy and cute (even if they do run a wee bit big – no matter). The bright pop of neon pink is what truly won me over – I am big into pops of color, the brighter, the better!
Here’s to a wildly wonderful weekend – don’t forget to hug your Momma’s!
Namaste ~ Ella