Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Tuesday Intros: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


In the summer we took a short break to the island of Guernsey. I first read this book a few years ago and had forgotten about it until I saw it on display in the Guernsey Information  Office. Now I've read it again and wish I had done so before the holiday as, by chance, we were staying in the area of St Martin in which the book is set.

The St Martin coast.
The book is set just after the Second World War. Guernsey had been the only part of Britain to be captured and occupied by Germany and the story is told by means of an exchange of letters. 
Here is the opening page.
For all that the book is about the cruelties of occupation it is a very gentle book full of likeable characters and I found it a 'feel good' read. While on the island we were told that a film of the book is being made.
Linking up with Barbara who is the hostess of Tuesday Intros.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Visible Monday

I haven't joined in Patti's 'Visible Monday' for quite a while, my wardrobe and drawer space is limited, and full, and I'm trying to resist the lure of new clothes. I spend much of my time happily grubbing about in the garden in old denim shorts or patched crops. But no matter what tired old outfit I'm wearing I feel sufficiently 'visible' if I've put on a necklace. Some women feel dressed if they put on some statement earrings but necklaces are the thing for me.
I'm wearing comfortable old favourites today, a linen/rayon skirt by Lilith that is a shocker for creasing but is such an interesting, odd cut with two deep, mismatched pockets and the longer length that I prefer. The t-shirt top is by Velvet and has a knotted front detailing that creates a bit of shape.
Like this one, most of my necklaces are short 
so that they don't bang about.

Scraggy old neck!
 I can't resist red shoes!