Monday, February 14, 2011

A Damsel's Daybook XVIII


~Hosted by Autumn @ Storygirl~

Outside my window....... A cool (for summer, anyway), rainy day.

I am thinking about......... Lots of things. . .

From the kitchen.......... I'm going to make a cake for my sister. We had a rather discouraging clothes shopping outing this afternoon. It's so tough trying to find clothes when you're that age (11-14). . . I remember. :-(

I am creating......... Nothing at the moment, I'm afraid. I'd like to do some more crochet or knitting sometime. If only good quality yarn wasn't so darned expensive!

I am reading......... The Scarlet Pimpernel, Anna Karenina, The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass aged 37 3/4. Also started reading my first Father Brown mystery yesterday, but I'm trying to restrain myself, and wait until I've finished SP and AK.

I am hearing....... Siblings playing!

I am hoping......... That I can cheer my sister up!

I am planning.......... To buy a new guitar. . . soon. . .

I am wearing............ Denim skirt, black top.

Around the house.......... We're having our upstairs toilet replaced tomorrow. We won't be able to use it for 24 hours afterwards, to let the cement set. Thank goodness we have a toilet in the laundry downstairs!!

My wish of the week......... That the new Jane Eyre will be good. . . In case you're wondering why I haven't been posting any of the newly-released clips - I haven't watched any of them. I don't want to spoil anything, beyond watching the trailer! Only a couple of months left now. . .

8 comments:

Emm said...

Yay! You're reading The Scarlet Pimpernel! How do you like it so far? (I read it all in one day myself!)

Anonymous said...

I recently found out that here in the UK we'll have to wait until SEPTEMBER to see Jane Eyre! A full 6 months after everyone else!
I really do not know how I am going to manage, seeing all the reviews - I shall have to try not to spoil it for myself, but I don't know if I can stop myself from feeling a little jealous!
I'm interested to know why the gap, more than anything...

-Abby.

Amelia Colleen said...

The Scarlet Pimpernel is such a good book... never heard of "The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, aged 373/4" but it sounds good (read: quirky and funny). Who is the author?

Autumn said...

Thanks for doing ADD, Elise!
What type of guitar?
~ Autumn.

God'sPoliticalTeenager said...

you reading the scarlet pimpernal = me feeling suddenly guilty :P looking forward to book club :)

Hayden said...

Love the Scarlet Pimpernel!

Anna Maria said...

Do you like what you have read of the Father Brown mystery? I personally love them.

The Editrix said...

Anna Maria, I've only read the first couple of pages of the first mystery, but I think I'm going to love them.

GPT - see you there! :D

Autumn - a Maton 325. :-)

Amelia, it's by Adrian Plass, and it is HILARIOUS! You MUST read it! It really is a little gem of a book.

Abby, isn't it awful! We only have to wait until April, I think. . . but honestly, making the UK wait until September??

Emm, I'm finding it pretty slow so far (only read the first 10 chapters), but I'm told it starts to get good soon. . .