Winter Wallowing

Some reading for this winter.


I could not resist this offer on a package of 8 books from the Gollancz 50. Some of them,  I have read; some of them, I have on my bookshelf under different covers. The package price was still cheap,  if only to pay for the ones that I am not familiar with.

I have such fond memories of the years between 12 and 14, being let loose by special dispensation in the Adult section of the library and discovering Gollancz’s famous yellow covers. I pulled every yellow cover that I could find from the shelf and have yet to lose my love of SciFi. I’m less fond of Fantasy as a genre and wonder what on earth Pratchett is doing in this set, but it was only £7.99 for all 8, with free delivery.

This offer is now priced at just  a fiver for 8 books, but free delivery only kicks in on a spend over £25

If only we were not de-stuffing, I’d love to have the full 50 on my shelves.


Recently, at the: Crooked House

Feeling a bit seedy

Feeling a bit seedy

Nell and I went for a walk this morning. It was a gorgeous day but we ended up by not going very far. The Crooked Man had gone out and I was expecting a parcel delivery. Plus, I was finding it hard going. Not feeling on top of my game right now. Possibly a touch of “Keto Flu”? I’d like to think so, but honestly haven’t been working hard enough at it to have gotContinue readingFeeling a bit seedy

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Where do all these yawning gaps come from? Aha – this time I have the answer – I have been busy updating Scattered Thoughts! After a couple of very long posts, time and energy were lacking for coming here to write and as little else had happened other than a shopping delivery or two, it seemed unimportant.Also spending far too much time at Facebook, which I am trying to give up but it keeps onContinue readingHere, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to Intermarché to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

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