Thursday, 21 June 2007

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday posts a new question every thursday.

Today's is:

Since school is out for the summer (in most places, at least), here’s a school-themed question for the week:

1. Do you have any old school books? Did you keep yours from college? Old textbooks from garage sales? Old workbooks from classes gone by?

Yes, from studying English at school (I still love Far from the Madding Crowd) and from studying Hotel Management and Catering. I love to be in the kitchen and still have all my recipe/catering books.

2. How about your old notes, exams, papers? Do you save them? Or have they long since gone to the great Locker-in-the-sky?

I don't think so, unless my parents have kept any. I did keep one project I did at about age 10 for years and years, but I think I finally gave in and threw that away too. (It did win me a school award though, which was my justification for keeping it for so long.)

Not been around much - we sold our house some time ago and the solicitors have been too-ing and fro-ing for months, then last monday we were told we were exchanging wednesday and completing friday. Scary - we had waited so long, we had not found anywhere else, we were so convinced the sale was going to fall through. So I spent most of last week surrounded by boxes and newspaper and now we are staying with my aunt until we find somewhere to rent. Hopefully only a week or two.

We did enjoy a lovely weekend away though, friday to monday just gone. We stayed at Moorhead Farm just outside Barnstaple, in Devon. Swam, hot tubbed, sauna'd and pottered around the shops. After a stressful week and days of moving boxes, it was just what the doctor ordered. If you want to head that way, check it out, it is lovely.

Well, blessings to all
Daisy Cat xx

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Friday Fun (one day late!!!)

Friday Fun from Multifaceted Mama

Which would be your idea of fun…?

1. A mani/pedi or mountain biking? Would have to be mani/pedi (but would prefer a facial or massage).
2. A day at the beach or a day on the slopes? A day at the beach.
3. Dinner at a 5 star restaurant or homecooking at a diner? Homecooking every time.
4. Coffee and a good book at a coffee shop or a cold drink and a good book in the park? Coffee and a good book (well a good book anywhere actually!).
5. Musical theater a là Broadway or a movie in the theater? Either, I love both.
6. An evening at the opera or a rock concert? Rock concert would be more fun but I do love an evening at the opera.
7. Manilow or Metallica? Neither I'm afraid - not my kinda music.

Sorry I am a day late guys, we had a friends for dinner last night and didn't finish 'til late, so did not manage to get online.

Have a great weekend all, I am off to Intech science museum today for my godson's birthday treat. Looks fun, I will let you know what it is like.

Blessings to all
Daisy Cat xx

Thursday, 7 June 2007

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday
Almost everyone can name at least one author that you would love just ONE more book from. Either because they’re dead, not being published any more, not writing more, not producing new work for whatever reason . . . or they’ve aged and aren’t writing to their old standards any more . . . For whatever reason, there just hasn’t been anything new (or worth reading) of theirs and isn’t likely to be.
If you could have just ONE more book from an author you love . . . a book that would be as good any of their best (while we’re dreaming) . . . something that would round out a series, or finish their last work, or just be something NEW . . . Who would the author be, and why? Jane Austen? Shakespeare? Laurie Colwin? Kurt Vonnegut?

The first one that comes to mind is another book from Jean M Auel in the Earth's Children series, but I already know that is supposed to be in the pipeline. There was a number of years between books four and five in the series, so it could be a while. This series, for those who haven't read it, is set in the ice age and follows the life of Ayla and Jondalar. Brilliant series!

But I know she is not dead and a 6th book is promised, so that does not really fit the bill.

I love all the books by Louisa May Alcott, especially Little Women, so something else by her would be good. The same goes for Jane Austen. I have always loved her books.

Lastly, and returning completely selfishly to my childhood, I would absolutely love to have another book in the Magic Faraway Tree series written by Enid Blyton. The stories of Moon Face, Silky the elf, Saucepan Man and the children and the worlds they visit at the top of the tree!! I grew up reading and re-reading these books and now as an adult own all of them and, shame free, have re-read them again!

Well goodnight all, have a fantastic weekend.

Blessings to all
Daisy Cat xx

Friday, 1 June 2007

Friday Fun - Favourites

Hi all

Found a new game to play - Friday Fun - from Multifaceted Mama.

This weeks questions are:

What is your favorite…?
1. Flavor of ice cream? I love Strawberry, Chocolate and Cherry all equally.
2. Cold beverage? Water, ice cold.
3. TV show? At the moment Supernatural. Jensen Ackles is so cute.
4. Hobby? Cardmaking or Scrapbooking.
5. Place to visit? To date, South Africa, it is so beautiful.
6. Pizza? Five cheese, but it has to include blue cheese.
7. Online news source?
8. Online game? Mah-jong at Play and Win

Have a good weekend all.

Blessings to all
Daisy Cat xx