I hope you're having a fabulous week :) Well, since I don't have work today I've been spoiling myself by having a DVD marathon of Miss Marple episodes, as played by the fabulous Geraldine McEwan. I've always adored Ms McEwan since seeing her brilliant portrayal of Jean Brodie in the Scottish Television (STV) Production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie in the late 70s. She was also beyond wonderful as the acerbic Lucia in the early 1980s Channel Four production of Mapp & Lucia.
I always have to rest on Thursdays because I work a late shift on Fridays & Saturdays which tends to knock the stuffing out of me so this has been a fun way of spending the day. Hugging our furbaby on the sofa and watching some wonderful whodunits :) Today then we're onto day 17 of the Blogtember challenge organized by Bailey Jean of Brave Blog Love.
Organizing Our HomeYou can see some of the projects we've been working on here honeys. x
Our teeny tiny front garden has so made me smile this Summer even if the weather hasn't exactly been Summer like :) I'm so glad I have photographs of the roses and lavender to look at all through the coming winter. You can download a pretty rose printable here honeys, enjoy x
The Addams Family
Does anyone else remember the original Addams Family TV series? We recently bought the complete series boxset and I've been lost in those wonderful black & white, dripping in nostalgia episodes :) Such joy! I have happy memories of watching these on TV as a child and in my teens, with very long dark hair I was often called Morticia as a pet name and I adored it :)
Medieval historyPlantagenets and the Tudors.
I've recently re-read a wonderful book by Ian Mortimer, The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England. I read it for the first time after having watched the BBC TV series of the same name. It really is an excellent book and has a very interesting premise in that the author looks at the time through the eyes of a modern day traveller to the middle ages. What might that traveller have seen, heard & experienced in that very different time? This isn't a book about Kings and their courtiers, it's about how ordinary people of that time lived. It's incredibly interesting and if you have the chance to read the book or if the series pops up on TV I would highly recommend them both.
Another recently read book I would absolutely recommend is A Brief History of Life In The Middle Ages by Martyn Whittock. Again this marvellous book is written from the perspective of the common man not the high born. It really is a thoroughly good read.
So, that's it honeys. These are my latest little obsessions. I can't wait to read what everyone else's are :) Till next time dear ones, smile lots and hug even more xx