Saturday, October 9, 2010
This, That and Two Birthdays
Fall fairs, pumpkin pie, gorgeous colours, people making merry and somehow, like magic, the weather usually cooperates making for the best country drives.
My blog is two years old today and I am another year older as well. Later this afternoon, R and I will be joining a group of friends to tour a couple of wineries in the Niagara region. We're really looking forward to sampling a variety of wines while nibbling on cheese and crackers and having a laugh. And of course there will be cake!
My Hawthorne scarf is finished, just in time to wear to the Balls Falls Fall Fair tomorrow. In J Peterman catalogue-speak, the crisp autumnal air entwined with the reddish and golden hues of fall foliage will create the perfect atmosphere for this accessory. This project was so much fun and I was so pleased with the result that I've started another one in blue!
The Heiress has come home for the weekend full of excitement and anxiety that there are so many plans to be made for next year in regards to her MA.
And last but not least, I've finally managed to finish The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. This wasn't the most stellar of reading experiences for me, I much preferred No Name. There was one line though that for some reason I found utterly captivating by Mrs Catherick 'The dress of Virtue, in our parts, was cotton print. I had silk.' How dramatic and yet it says so much doesn't it. This book was definitely a roller coaster ride in that when it was good it was great but then it would get tedious in description or tangents and I would glaze over. This book, for me, would rank as one of those which I expected to love and was disappointed by but I am most definitely not put off by Collins!
Time to put on some lipstick, grab my purse and set off for wine country. Enjoy your day wherever you are!