Dear reader, you can tell that the busy time of summer has arrived. I am persona absentia, more than I prefer. Yesterday, a joyous parcel arrived at my door ... from Ireland!! It was from my dear buddy, Mags! She did a blog give-away at the end of June, teasing us with an offer of "strawberries and cream" for the winner. And guess who won? ME!!
Here's the first photo I took of it. I put it here only for laughing purposes. This is why I don't include head shots of me. I promise I'm not grumpy; that's my "concentrate hard on self-photo arm angle" face.
are visiting Beatrix Potter's stomping grounds. And Mags has decided to re-read Potter's endearing children's books this summer. That's a noble goal! I should do it too, but I have other reading beckoning me. I'm finishing The Dean's Watch by Goudge. Then I must start L'Engle's A Circle of Quiet. I sneaked a peak at the first pages. Then I'll plow into Fisher's The Art of Eating, at last. But Mags's sweet Potter card will be my bookmark while I read Fisher, reminding me that Miss Potter's turn is next!