Lovely to have the luxury of a week off in January – and nothing much in the diary to do during it! So catching up on household tasks has been successful. The snow got in the way of a lunch engagement on Monday, and then was fairly hairy getting back from Kettering on Friday and so it stopped me getting out to a YLG Unconference on Saturday. Such a shame.
I really do love snow – the quiet it brings and the lovely shapes the snow-covered trees make, but we are never prepared for it and it always seems to cause chaos!
So, I have spent the week reading, on the whole. I have been struggling with Umberto Eco The Prague Cemetery. Not because it’s a bad book, just that it is so complex with layer upon layer of intrigue and conspiracy and a diary format that one has to concentrate on. I had to finish it though, as it is a compelling read, wickedly funny in places, and very dark. Worth the effort but needs application to follow it through.
Having just seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey I shall now reread the original – only 40 years after first reading it! The film was good – though rather overlong, and I am not sure seeing all the conflicts is necessary, but I shall have to see the next two films to make up my mind!
Work beckons for next week – wonder what the in box will show up!