A brisk walk along the seafront invigorated me and then an afternoon spent sitting in front of a roaring fire reading a new book was just what I needed.
The Carrie Diaries is written by Candace Bushnell who also wrote Sex and the City and One Fifth Avenue.
One Fifth Avenue was fabulous...I read it awhile ago and leant it to Mother who also had trouble putting it down.
I think the measure of a great book is one that you want to read instead of doing chores or domestics or pretty much anything else!
Bushnell has a way of hooking the reader and keeping things moving along at a fast pace. Her characters are real and she makes us care about them and want to know what happens next.
from Grasse France
soft an sweet
subtle and clean
Antique carving platter
heavy sturdy and white
a rustic loaf of artisan bread
I am ready for our guests
the sheets are laundered, bed made
the room has been aired out
A box of chocolates are on the pillow
Perrier on the bedside table
scented Harrods soap
await their arrival
We'll be busy catching up
on their adventures in the South of France
and lots of pictures
Hope that your post Christmas week is shaping up nicely
and if I get too busy to post...
Wishes for a Wonderful New Year!
Hugs from the Hostess