18 May 2020

Rocks and Roses....


Only three hundred more pages until I finish The Mirror and the Light.  Jumping in at book three of this trilogy hasn't been a problem at all.  Come to think of it, I missed the first sixty years of The Archers and was able to sort out everyone in no time at all.  In any case, Mantel's book is both compelling and cosy; perfect reading for a frustratingly chilly and very wet Spring.

Painting rocks has been a popular way to pass the time during lockdown so I made one that was appropriately themed.  It works fabulously well as a paperweight while reading during a breezy afternoon on the patio.  When it isn't raining, of course.

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  1. What a beautiful rock! I've been noticing lots of painted rocks being left on our local trails since this all began and it's always fun to spot one.

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    1. Why thank you, Claire! That's how it started at my house...there are some very talented children out there and we really enjoy the cheery messages.
      I have a new appreciation for miniature portrait painters, let me tell you! How did they ever strike a likeness of someone with such fine brushes?

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  2. Very brave to jump into the third book in a series. Tempted to read the first two? I listened to the first one on audiobook format and it didn't grip me - may have to try a physical book to properly concentrate.

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    1. Over the years I've read a good handful or two of stories set during the Tudor period so it's familiar enough. The past ten years has been all about C20 books so I didn't jump on the Wolf Hall book when it came out.....but perhaps later!

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