It is that time of year again when the lovely Reverend tweets his Stations of the Cross. I have always been stunned by his choice of photos to illustrate the message.
There have been many times, when I was in work, that I wished I could just spend the afternoon reading my book. It seems the reading bug has bitten again – this should been seen in a celebratory light however as I’m working from home at the moment it means falling for temptation is all too easy. This morning I spotted a tweet from a friend:-
– and he’s right! There is something comforting in that vintage detective fiction. In the last day or two I’ve been reading a J.Jefferson Farjeon book from the British Library Crime Classics.
Sometimes he can be a bit florid in his narrative and that made it a little difficult to get into, however the chase has started, and I don’t know why, but I am thinking it might be something a long the lines of The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan – we will have to wait and see – not that, that’s a bad thing I must add. As I’m a slow reader this will take me a while yet – but I’ll let you know how I get on…
Sadly I must return to work and the book has to be left in a different room, just so I’m not tempted to pick it up for a minute/hour or two.
J.Jefferson Farjeon Book List
John Reppion. (Who is also a good read!)
I’ve been seeing them a lot on social media lately – that might be because I started to follow them recently (Who Knew?!).
ANYWAY! One of their prints has caught my eye and I think next week will see me being the proud owner of this:
This picture (☝) is by Marta Barcikowska, actually they have a lot of pictures that I think I need to get. Last year I picked up this little beauty:
If you like the two that I have shown, here are a few links for Jam Art Factory:
Pay them a visit online or in person
I love the work of Raymond Briggs! So it is with great joy and glee to read on the Ethel & Ernest blog that there is a trailer for the up and coming film by Lupus films. October 28th is now in the diary and I can’t wait!!!!
(Trailer via Flickeringmyth)
I love listening to the radio – I have one in every room in the apartment even the smallest room!
Actually, that’s not exactly true – I did have a radio on my locker but retired it for the telly. What I mean by that is we get the radio through the television and the signal is much, much better! However this morning two things happened to be bring the radio back to the locker – I woke up in time to listen to Gloria on LyricFM and the remotes were over on his locker. The radio was found, plugged in and I snuggled back down to listen. It really was glorious! The reception wasn’t too bad either.
Speaking of reception – I mentioned earlier that reception is better on the telly – well that’s not really worth anything if there’s no electricity! As was the case last week. I had just gotten off the bus when all of the house alarms started going off. It seems that when the electricity fails you don’t get silence these days. I do like having no electricity – it’s like an adventure! Anyway with no telly or internets there was only the radio left! So out came my transistor (I don’t think they can be called a tranny any more) and the reception of BBC radio 4 was PERFECT! We listened away ’til the lights came back and at that point all of the static electricity that was being generated completely destroyed the reception. Now I know some will go what did you expect but it had never dawned on me before – yes, electrical weather but household, no!
Here is my old faithful –
I’ve had her for too many years than I’d care to admit to!
This is supposed to be full of things that make me smile – given how often I post here you would be forgiven for thinking I never smile! Sadly I’m going to shift the blame to facebook and it’s got nothing to do with my lack of effort 🙂 – honest!
We all know how it goes – you’re scrolling down your feed and you see something that you think is worth sharing for a number of reasons, so it’s easy enough – press share and the jobs oxo! Well from now on I’m going to try and cross post a few of the more “Aww! cute” things over here – I might do an all in one post rather than each time…
So having said that I’m going to do an all in one post here’s an individual post ’cause rules were made to be broken!
If you know me, then you know I have a thing about snow. I love it. Actually, I love what is generally considered bad weather.
I also like to take photos. There are a great many photographers out there that I wish I had but a fraction of their talent, but there is one photographer who takes the photos I’d love to take!
Meet Christophe Jacrot: Facebook, Twitter, Website
On his site he has them all grouped – How about:
Melting Greenland (a sad thought for such beautiful photographs)
Winter In Town
and most recently White Iceland the photo on this page that I love is The Orange Tunnel!
this is a sample of his fantastic work:
– not going to make it too big – click on the links behind them holds such beautiful visions!
This is the one thing that isn’t making me smile – he had an exhibition in Paris November-ish time and we just couldn’t get over. Hohum – I’ll just have to keep checking back just in case there’s another one.