Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Miss Read

He thinks the few spirea branches hide him.



Snug as a bug in a rug.

I'm not sure how I found her, probably via googling Miss Read, but here's a link to British author Victoria Connelly's website. I found it so interesting that I've now read all her posts, even where she interviews other authors. 

Ms. Connelly spoke at Dora Saint's memorial service (aka Miss Read) back in 2012. Since then she has interviewed Mrs. Saint's daughter, Jill, oh- maybe three times or so. I'm not taking the time to create separate links, but the posts involving Miss Read are scattered throughout the newest half of the blog. If you are interested at all, it's worth scrolling through for a look. There are some old photos I'd never seen before, as well.

I also enjoyed the posts about all the locations the author researches for her books. I haven't read any of her books yet, so I can't speak one way or the other about them. Some sound rather cute, however. I will say that I'm not into explicit or graphic romance books at all, so I hope her books don't fall into that category.


Two of the three remaining kitties. These two are sisters.
I've always thought Baby, on the left, has an ewok on her back, or Chewie.
Pardon my messy reading corner. I'm incorrigible!
The bed is in transition, awaiting nights that will need the quilt once more.

And finally, I admire Victoria Connelly because she adopts ex-battery hens and gives the few that she can a loving, comfortable home the last few months to few years of their lives. The chance of living years is rare, though, because of the dreadful factory conditions they must endure for the mass production of eggs.

May many blessings come your way,
Bess
PS: Because I'm posting so rarely, I'm not up to responding to comments. When I get on my computer these days, it's usually not to come to my blog. However, my email is on my sidebar should you want to reach me. (I must admit I don't check it very often, but eventually I will.) I'm hoping that soon I will feel like getting back into posting regularly and responding to comments. But it doesn't mean I don't appreciate all of you, because I do!!!  :O)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Rest in Peace, Sweet Little Kitty


I am sorry to share that the precious little girl of my previous post suddenly stopped eating, failed rapidly, and passed away the evening of September 17. She was such a loving, friendly kitty, and I will have fond memories of her the rest of my life. 


I never did get the "definitive" good photo of Sweetie. For all her beauty, she was as modest and humble as could be, doing her best to avoid posing. :0} Over the years I probably deleted ten photos for every one that I even bothered to keep. But at least I have those.


I hope each of you who visits this obscure spot on the web is well and happy. I'll try to be back sooner next time!

Blessings,
Bess

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hello!




A couple snaps of Sweetie kitty. She has no desire to have her photo taken, and I rarely succeed in capturing her with even her eyes open.

All is mostly the same, and therefore good enough! Still no place to stage photos, which pretty much shuts down my blogging.

I am reading Susan Branch's Martha's Vineyard-Isle of Dreams and My Own Two Feet by Beverly Cleary. I'm enjoying both memoirs immensely. Branch's is the 3rd of three books on her life; Cleary's is the 2nd of two.

I hope and pray you are well and happy.

Loveliest of summers to you!
Bess