October 26, 2005

Windier Days

A man appears on a weekly basis to blow leaves from A to B.

A magpie walks up the railway bridge instead of using its wings.

I notice we have the syndrome where we involuntarily start whistling along to TV themes. Some of the worst for this are Antiques Road Show, University Challenge. Try whistling to the 10 o'clock news though, it's a string of monotone pips over an urgent drum track - because we have that syndrome our mouths pursed in readiness, and then we were foiled.

One thing that I love sharing with Rachel is reading aloud - we have got about half a dozen books on the go - Thomas Hardy "Far from the Madding Crowd", Anthony Trollope "Barchester Towers", Paul Kingsnorth "One No, Many Yeses", Hugh Lofting "Doctor Dolittle's Garden", a book about 20th C art, and a book about 20th C literature. I think that's it! Trollope is very much a Sunday read, and Dr Dolittle is a soothing one for last thing in the evening. And I'm really getting into doing Dorsetshire accents for the Hardy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget you are also reading me your grandmother's diaries!

R x

12:10 pm  

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