Wednesday Wind Up...
On time for once!
What am I reading this week?
Claire Tomalin's biography of Hardy. In small bits.
And to go with that, The Hand of Ethelberta. It's a lesser-known Hardy, probably because it's not his rural idyll style, but a comedy of manners about a young girl who, having been a governess and married to the son of the house before being widowed and taken care of by her Mother in Law, finds herself without an obvious means of support and has to live with her natural family in a London town house, with her family acting as her servants while she tells stories and decides which titled character she might marry. I am enjoying it; there are some humorous moments.
What have I watched this week?
Game of Thrones series 1. We only watch this when Mr K is out of the house, because the blood and guts don't suit him (and the sex is very in your face as well. I don't want to go giving him ideas if I can help it). Tonight he's out at a meeting, so we may well start series 2.
The Man in the High Castle. On Amazon Prime. A very well-made series in which the USA has been split between Japan and the Nazi state. I'm watching that alone, so only when I clean the kitchen or sit on my bed alone. I need to introduce this to Mr Kneale. He'd really enjoy this, the alternative history novel is one of his favourite genres.
Amelie. It was my comfort watching on Sunday as I lay and felt dismal. I am much better now, but I think I should watch this more often any way.
Where have I been this week?
Monday last I went to the WI fun quiz. I went last year and had tremendous fun, winning the Rainford heat with the WowPower team and then waiting a few weeks to discover we had won the NWF (North West Federation) fun quiz overall.
We were defending champions last week and we won again. Added to my Chase win, it's a real confidence boost. I'm hoping that the WI magazine, WI Life, will feature me either next month or the month after. Exciting! It would be my first experience of being in a magazine as more than a letter on the letter page!
How has my spending gone this week?
Not bad. The children have birthdays coming up so I've been getting a couple of bits towards those, but otherwise my big expense this week was a TV series on Amazon, which was a Valentine present anyway.
What are my WIPs this week?
Sarah's blanket. I have a crocheted bag that needs a handle and lining, but it's waiting patiently for me to decide whether I want to set a zip into the side for a pocket or not.
Any Other Business?
No. It's a quiet week.