Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet…

Remember in my last post I mentioned that Alicia and Pip were/ had compiled reading lists?

Well, Pip has set up a Book Club with people choosing one or both of two books to read over the next couple of months…

One of which, is Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.   The other is Cate Kennedy’s The World Beneath.

Am definitely going to read Anne, as I have the whole Anne of Avonlea series and The World Beneath also sounds like a fascinating read.

Now, to tell you a convulated story about me and Anne Shirley.  

I missed these books growing up, was too enamoured with the March sisters in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, Eleanor H Porter’s Pollyanna and Susan Coolidge’s What Katy Did

So my first exposure to Anne, Marilla, Matthew and Gilbert was the wonderful TV Miniseries of the same name and it’s sequels.   Loved Megan Follows as Anne, and especially loved Colleen Dewhurst as Marilla – wow what a wonderful actress she was!

Flash forward to 1988… and due to a recently developed but mild case of groupiedom for the bank Noiseworks (really a bit of a crush on Jon Stevens, if I’m honest!)… and meeting and hanging out with the band in Melbourne, a friend and I were invited to the launch of their second album to be filmed for MTV Australia in Sydney.   

The only way we could manage it was to travel by train overnight to Sydney, spend the day there, attend the launch concert that night, and then travel back to Melbourne the next evening by train – staying awake all the way.  

So hence, I needed some reading material… so what did this mid ’20s year old girl, whose wardrobe consisted of nothing but black, right down to the undies and socks, with a wild mix of permed red/brown hair almost to my waist and kohled eyes buy to read but Anne of Green Gables…. gee I’m a dag!

Which I happily read sitting up on the train on the way up and back!   Have never read the book again, and haven’t read any of the other books… so am looking forward to reaquanting myself with Miss Shirley and friends in the coming months.

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My poor neglected blog hasn’t got a look in lately for a number of reasons.

Have been unwell, a mix of viral infection, insomnia, fibromyalgia and inner ear infection has seen me down for the count for way too long… though I am starting to feel a bit more human.

As a consequence, not a lot of crafting going on… and what I am doing, is secret squirrel business for swaps, so I couldn’t show you anyway.

So what’s a girl to do when she needs to lie prone, but she can’t sleep… she reads… a lot!   Have read 9 books in the last month… averaging a book every 3-4 days.  

So it’s very timely that Pip at Meet Me at Mike’s has started to compile a list of must reads and that Alicia at Posy Get’s Cosy has produced a Children’s Summer Reading List.   I’m in bookworm heaven… as I have quite a few of these books sitting on shelves to read.   Pip’s list is still being compiled so I’ll post a link to it when it’s finished.    By the way, both these blogs are required reading not just because they love books but they also love a lot of things I do to!
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Will be back later in the week with some photo’s of Flossie’s recent finished items… nice to know someone in the family is being productive.   And will show you the photo’s of one of the secret squirrel swaps which has arrived at it’s destination.