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Cornflower
Edinburgh
Interests: books, music, food, flowers ...
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Thank you, Barbara.
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Thank goodness you found that therapist, Mary!
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I feel the same, and although modern (western) medicine can be wonderful, there is also much to be said for other traditions and methods.
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Thank you, Nan, I agree.
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You're right, Darlene, I've learned a lot from Heidi - knowledge that will serve me well. I'm so glad I found her!
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In case you're not a regular visitor to the other blog, there's something a little different over there today - it may be of interest. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Cornflower Books
Regular readers may know that last year was a tough time for us due to family illness and the sudden death of my father, and as a result, after months of anxiety, grief and stress I was physically and emotionally... Continue reading
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Oh, good!
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So far it's shaping up very well.
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It is good to look back - it's all too easy to forget even excellent books.
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John Sandoe have published their selection of books for the new year; here are some that particularly caught my eye: Joyride: To a Reunion at Kardamyli, Tony Scotland The Man who was Saturday: The Extraordinary Life of Airey Neave, Patrick Bishop The Face Pressed against a Window: A Memoir, Tim Waterstone Threads of Life: A History of the World though the Eye of a Needle, Clare Hunter Season Songs, Ted Hughes Clifford Webb: Illustrator and Wood Engraver, Simon Brett Japanese Gardens: A Journey, Monty Don Copsford, Walter J.C. Murray The Well-Gardened Mind, Sue Stuart-Smith Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cornflower Books
Apologies for creating a diversion, Anne! Kew sent Mrs. D. plants for her work. I don't know whether it figures there in any way nowadays - it would be interesting to find out. Re. Kate Davies, I'm a pretty basic knitter too - don't think I've actually made one of her designs yet - but I was intrigued by the new club and am looking forward to seeing what all is in it.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Mrs. Delany redux at Cornflower
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Thank you, Cath - much food for thought in Kate's piece.
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Looking back at Mrs. Delany prompted me to go through my reading journal to see what I was reading on this day in each of the last ten years. I've chosen five favourites from the ten, and the links below will take you to posts on them, should you not already know the books or want to find out more: The Reading Cure by Laura Freeman - a superb debut. The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse - there's no post on it, but let this one stand instead. Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon - which reminds me I... Continue reading
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If you're a member of Kate Davies's Knitting Season club and you've got today's most interesting extract from Kate's new book Do Nothing: A Counterintuitive Guide to Creative Making, then you'll have read all about Mrs. Delany. That phenomenal lady... Continue reading
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Yes!
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Well done!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Friday reads at Cornflower Books
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Yes, they get me by all means - literary references, colours with particular meaning ...!
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I've just begun The Binding by Bridget Collins, described by Tracy Chevalier as "a rich, gothic entertainment that explores what books have trapped in them and reminds us of the power of storytelling". It has started with great promise and such a clever premise: that books are bound to capture memories and contain things people wish to forget. In this short video, Bridget Collins talks about it and chooses some books which have inspired her, while this interview will tell you more. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cornflower Books
Gosh! I don't know what would be best for digestion but I suppose toasting would be worth a try. I hope you'll find a method that works.
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It just so happens that the two pairs of socks I've finished recently are book-inspired; what Jane Austen and Beatrix Potter would think of their characters ending up, as it were, on people's feet, I don't know, but I imagine... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cornflower
It was a revelation!
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Definitely a cake to make often!
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I've still not read him ...
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2019 on Friday reads at Cornflower Books
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Good!
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2019 on Friday reads at Cornflower Books
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