- Hi everyone!
I'm back from my holiday, and have resubscribed until it's time to go to my
Scotland was gorgeous, I didn't go further north than Edinburgh, but I had
a really great time visiting the Edinburgh Festival and seeing my family.
A friend of mine from London came to stay with me and we visited lots of
historic places in the Borders, such as Hermitage Castle, home to the Earls
of Bothwell, and Abbotsford, which was Sir Walter Scott's home.
Anyway, it's good to be back on-line, however briefly, and I look forward
to lots of messages with interesting books to read.
Hilary, I hope you're finding Wintercombe a bit more exciting now!
And to whoever wants to know if The Far Pavilions is good - it is! Really,
really romantic, and lots of detail about India in the Raj. There was a
terrific mini-series of it a few years ago starring Amy Irvine, Ben Cross
and Omar Sharif, which I'd recommend renting, if it's out on video.
- Welcome back, Shirley! I am glad to hear you had a lovely time in
Scotland. I am still jealous. I hope to witness the stark beauty of the
highlands sometime in my lifetime.
Have fun being a short-timer at work. Those last few weeks (days?) are
always so great because you know that the pressure is going to be off in so
short of a time. Granted, you'll have new pressure, but you'll be able to
kiss the old garbage goodbye for new and exciting garbage.
I did enjoy Wintercombe. It was an interesting view into a year in the
life of the English Civil War. It won't make it on my all-time best read
list, but it was definitely good.