Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday catch up

A blog entry to meet my aim of at least writing one thing each day! Two days of wet and windy weather have meant some time for indoor things. So my cream cardigan is finished and already worn  . i think its going to be very useful in the cold days to come.


Also found time this week to make a case for my circular knitting needles. All that loopy plastic needed to be contained so I made good use of four patched blocks that were surplus to requirements for a bed quilt and a length of fabric that has been waiting to be used for a very long time.

Read three of my poems at a Mezz Bar event at Leatherhead Theatre on Weds evening. About 100 people turned up to a poetry/drama event organised to enhance the culture of the town … not sure if this outcome was achieved but the evening gave local poets and playwrights an opportunity to have their work heard.

Have started Jonathan Franzen’s book of essay’s How to be Alone. It opens with a memoir of his Father who died form Alzheimer’s Disease –a poignant, very informative and honest account of family life. I’m hoping the rest are just as good.  Such a contrast to reading  The Warden by Anthony Trollope –wonderful dialogue but such turgid passages in between. We had a lively discussion about it at book group last night … most of us were less than keen to read the rest in the series. I came to the conclusion that some books are best dramatised and that is one of them.

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