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Sunday, 26 October 2014

When the clocks go back

So did you all remember to put your clocks back?



With the clocks going back last night I won't be sights like this for a while.



It will not only will it be dark when I leave home of a morning it will now be dark when I return home of an evening.



Over the weekend I made the most of the dryer autumn weather and took the four paws out for a walk on the wild side.


Having popped into town I also used the trip as an opportunity to drop my 55 little hats for Innocent Big Knit 2014 into our local branch of Age Uk 


Earlier in the year I had read the book Cider with Rosie as one of my return to school reads. When Jo at Through the Keyhole showed an interest in reading it I was more than happy to pop it in the post.

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When I got home from work on Thursday evening I had little parcel waiting for me from Jo. When I saw it I thought I don't remember the book being that big....


When I opened it up I had a lovely surprise.  Not only had Jo sent me my book back but had also enclosed a second book The list of my desires that she thought I might like to read and a beautiful card with two beautiful Cavaliers on the front as a thank you which I thought was a lovely thing to do. 


I have been busy working my way through my October reads as part of  Year in Books Project  and as we approach the end of October I will soon be revealing my November reads.

For some of us this next week is a school holiday so.
I hope you all have a great week.

Mx


20 comments:

  1. Glad the books arrived safely and that you like the card, I thought it was too cute to leave on the shelf when I saw it. We have so many geese flying over just lately, and they make such a racket. I think it's a shame that the clocks have to go back in autumn, so many people don't see any daylight until spring comes round again, I don't think there's any real reason for altering them these days.

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  2. There are times when I feel like a mole only coming out in the dark... I have seen a lot of geese sitting in the fields for a rest but never when I can pull over or have my camera with me. I just about managed to catch this photo.

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  3. Ooh! I do love a parcel in the post! Cider with Rosie is one of my absolutely favourite books, and I have been fortunate enough to see Laurier Lee's house in Slad (from the outside, it is still a private dwelling and not open to the public) I also have 'The list of my desires' on my 'to read' shelf X

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    1. Hopefully it has been updated a bit since he lived there. I hadn't heard of 'The list of my desires' but it looks like it would be my sort of book so it's been added to the pile and I will look forward to reading it.

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  4. I too read Cider with Rosie this year...currently reading Revenge by Martina Cole xx

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    1. It's such an easy little book to read isn't it. I've not read any Martina Cole but my colleague reads a lot of hers and tells me they are very good. Maybe when I've worked my way through the pile of books I have and those on my Kindle that will be another author for me to try.

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  5. What a lovely gift from Jo. I've never read Cider with Rosie, but do have the other book on my list. Currently I'm reading "The Secret of Happy Ever After" by Lucy Dillon, which my sister-in-law gave me to read when she finished with it. I'm enjoying it, though slowly because of life getting in the way. Must make more of an effort with things now that we are getting back to normal. Love the geese photo. We are now 11 hours in front of you as we went over to Daylight Saving at the beginning of October. Must remember that. Take care.

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    1. Life does have a habit of getting in the way as does having to work for a living but still these little things come to try us. I recently read 'Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts' by Lucy Dillon hy the end of it I could definitely see Colin Firth and Hugh Grant as characters if they made it into a film.

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  6. You've been so busy Mitzi - soooo many little hats ! And what a lovely surprise to get through the post. I know that feeling of never seeing the garden in daylight during the week - definitely beginning to feel like hibernating !
    Have a great week,
    Kate

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    1. Definitely and I've not really made full use of the den this year if I'm honest but life just seems to keep getting in the way. Still there's always next year. There's still a lot in flower in the garden considering we're almost in November but it is veering towards hunkering down season when all you want when you get home is your PJ's the fire and crafting.

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  7. Lovely little hats, you have been working hard. I love the photo of the birds flying over. I've got one of those blue squashes as well, I haven't tried it yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

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    1. There certainly seems to be a whole variety of squashes that I am yet to discover and they all look so nice.

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  8. Congrats on your 55 little hats Mitzi, the Innocent Big Knit is such a fun thing to do isn't it and very worthwhile too. Love the photo of the geese. Have a lovely week.
    Jane xx

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    1. I have enjoyed doing them. I am going to try and be organised next year and make even more. The Poppies continue to sell and I have more than exceeded my £100 target and another craft fair this week may even double last years amount which would be fantastic.

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  9. The hats are great, well done! and what a lovely parcel from Jo. I have the book 'the help' on my bedside chest, its been there for about a year. I do hope to read it one day, as I know once I start I won't be able to stop.

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  10. You certainly won't it's a fantastic book and one I couldn't put down. It had sat patiently waiting for me to read it and I wanted to be able to really give it my full attention as I knew once I got started I wouldn't be able to put it down.

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  11. Hi Mitzi, your knitting skills are way more advanced than mine-gorgeous hats.
    Look forward to your November read list.
    Have a lovely week
    Helen

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  12. Hi Helen,

    They are very easy to do and it's a great way to use up any little scraps left over at the end of a ball.

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  13. All hats delivered, what a satisfying feeling!
    Lovely to get little parcels in the post, it's like an extra birthday treat.
    Lisa x

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