How nice is it when you have time to read books - I mean really read, spending hours reading - not having to stop and make meals or anything! Not wanting to put out the light until four in the morning because you're up to a good part kind of reading.
Over the summer holidays I've been reading everything - the newspaper every day for a start - it's so nice at Venus Bay popping out of the caravan to walk to the shop and get the newspaper and then pick up a coffee on the way back and sit outside in the morning sun, reading, chatting to all the neighbours as they walk by on the way to and from their van or the beach etc.
And I read some good books... first was Diana Gabaldon's 'An Echo in the Bone' which was fabulous - the hard part is waiting 2 yrs for each book to be written and published... it was very exciting - some new characters which were fun, and of course Claire and Jamie - can't get enough of them! And I love finding out about all that American history... so exciting!
Next I 'stole' Gordon's Christmas present and actually read it before him - I know that's bad but he's read it now too so I don't feel too terrible. It was Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly - another fabulous author - I love all his books and it's ages since I was in Hong Kong for a very short stopover - would love to get back there for an extended stay.
Of course the other favourite read of mine is the Stampin' Up! catalogue - what more can I say?