Three days, three quotes challenge: Day Three

Today is the final day of the challenge. I was nominated by The Irish Procrastinator, whose poetry and musings are highly entertaining (so if you haven’t already done so, now would be the perfect time to pay her a little visit). The Rulebook: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day). 3. Nominate … Continue reading Three days, three quotes challenge: Day Three

Three days, three quotes challenge: Day Two

The Irish Procrastinator was kind enough to nominate me to take part in this three day challenge of favourite quotes. I am very grateful to her for picking me as well as feeling ever so slightly frustrated with her for tempting me into the time-consuming task of sifting through hundreds of possible choices. Selecting only three is proving almost impossible! The Rulebook: 1. Thank the person … Continue reading Three days, three quotes challenge: Day Two

Three days, three quotes challenge: Day One

Many thanks indeed to the quote-happy Irish Procrastinator for nominating me to take part in this amusing challenge. I only hope I can live up to her recommendation – she truly is the Queen of the Quote. The real challenge, of course, is restricting myself to just three quotes, which will hopefully pique the interest of the WordPress literary critics, and I find myself remembering … Continue reading Three days, three quotes challenge: Day One

Slip slidin’ away dans la neige

Book of the day: William the Outlaw, by Richmal Crompton In the infamous words of William Brown, outlaw and Indian chief, today we are ‘macarooned’. We are (not quite) cut off from the rest of the world by several inches of snow, which has fallen heavily for the past two days, and venturing further afield than the bottom of the drive requires chaînes à neige … Continue reading Slip slidin’ away dans la neige

La Saint-Valentin

Book of the day: Wuthering Heights Valentine’s Day is not a particularly celebrated occasion in my household. As much as I enjoy tales of enduring love, aided and abetted by theatrical grand gestures and heroic sentimentality, where the most sophisticated performances cause tissues to be conjured from thin air and unsuspecting women to be transformed temporarily into pandas, I only slightly envy girlfriends whose partners … Continue reading La Saint-Valentin

My character, selon ma maison…

Book of the day: Pride and Prejudice (no doubt the first of many mentions) Huddled in three layers of clothing, willing the fire to take at last, and scrambling through the laundry basket for a clean pair of socks, I shiver my way through the early mornings in the ice-box of my imaginary castle.  Our poêle à bois needs replacing and Winter is unkind to … Continue reading My character, selon ma maison…

Ça pousse – janvier: Crimes against horticulture

Book of the day: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I confess I am a monster. My inner Hyde has overpowered my outer Jekyll and I am, at last, awake to extent of my addiction. I am a pathological killer of plants. Despite beginning with honourable (and strictly scientific) intentions, my attempts at nurturing are always thwarted, and, after a perfectly acceptable … Continue reading Ça pousse – janvier: Crimes against horticulture