Wednesday, 28 March 2007
My oldest daughter is back from France and all is well (ish)! My youngest, bless her, has now got the flu bug that my husband had over the weekend. So on this beautiful, warm and sunny Spring day she is huddled up on the sofa with her blanket and hot water bottle - doesn't seem fair does it?
In between running around with the medicine bottle. making drinks and offering food, I have tried to tidy up, do the washing and craft! Failing miserably on all counts I'm afraid. It's always the way - I spent last week wishing the days away to see my daughter again and now that she's returned and we're all safely under one roof again, I'm feeling just as unsettled. No good trying to plan things is it?
I've decided to give in to it today though. So instead of trying to do it all, I'm planning an escape. When my youngest dozes off again, I've got my book and cup of tea waiting. I've noticed recently that lots of people have been posting about their favourite books, particularly childhood books. Well, here is mine - I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith. I didn't read it when I was younger but was given it by a very close friend when I was feeling quite low several years ago. It is the most enchanting book and pure escapism. As soon as I read it the first time I quickly bought a copy for a friend of mine who was in hospital with a difficult pregnancy - she was captivated. I don't know how many copies I have given to friends, but perhaps the greatest pleasure I had was giving it to my oldest daughter to read a couple of years ago. She adores it and has since started giving copies of it to her friends. I noticed too that it went with her to France last week - it is our joint comfort blanket!
If you haven't read the book, don't see the movie first - please!
I'm off for five minutes indulgence before the next dose of Calpol,
Before I go here is the photo of the primroses I mentioned in the previous post.
Isn't that pink gorgeous ...