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

Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 28, 2020 at 11:19AM

Seeing some sensational autumn colours on this drive but finding it hard to capture what with all the bouncing, twisting and turning. Not to mention the crappy IG camera facility. #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020

October 28, 2020 at 10:30AM

Deviation through Béziers. It’s going to be a long day… #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #routebarrée #deviation #thelockdowndash

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