Friday, March 2, 2012

All Work and No Play...

(the Artist's Niece, 1934)

Today will be my eleventh day in a row of going off to work and there is yet another shift tomorrow.  All work and no play...well, that's not entirely true.  I did whip in to the Reuse Centre (horrible dusty place but a treasure trove for books) and found a first edition of Bond Street Story by Norman Collins.  Having a peek at the first few paragraphs before marching off to the circulation desk at the library brought a huge smile to my face.  And our new stove is being delivered later this afternoon!

In the meantime, I thought it was time to change the scenery a bit.  This portrait by Harold Harvey (1874 - 1941) of his niece captures a look of complete serenity.  Something I hope to achieve on Sunday with a day of complete nothingness.


  1. Boo to all those days in a row at work - but how lovely the time off will be when you get there!

    PS: WIB is still terrifying me and I'm petrified about being on my own in the house when Mr W goes away next week

  2. What a find, lucky you. Hope it's as good as London Belongs to Me. The only other one I've read is Children of the Archbishop.

  3. Nice find, and nice picture!

  4. I feel peaceful just looking at the portrait.

    And the Reuse Centre? Any hints as just what that is? May be here in the Antipodes we call it Stack?

    Enjoy your well earned time off!!

  5. Eleven days in a row? I have a job to manager four!!. Enjoy your break and hope you get some time to read.

  6. I'm so happy to have found your blog! Thank you for your sharing service as a library clerk - I've told my children that librarians are superheroes in disguise - and they believe me. We couldn't live without our library - hope you know how much you are appreciated.

    Looking forward to reading your posts.

    xoxo michele