Wednesday, June 24, 2009

bedside vignette - the much loved nest of down and flannel

REMEMBER–it's the worry you haven't
even thought to worry about–that is the worry
that should worry you the most

The Ruby Redfort Survival Handbook
Clarice Bean - Don't Look Now - Lauren Child

No wonder the nest is my favourite place in the whole wide world.

I wish you could hear the birds in our yard - it is amazing.
this morning is warm, wet, steamy and lush
the harbour is filled with thick fog
things are smokin' here at the teak topped desk
lunch out today at the little cafe across the street from the post office
with Helen - former librarian and thus a tres high profile friend in my world
the pink peonies in our gardens are all bursting in bloom
coffee in bed with a my fat black velvet chiclet curled up beside me

I've been in a wee reading slump. I gave up on P.D. James The Private Patient (just wasn't grabbing me) I need a good book and have been feeling like I need a humdinger, a page turning, heart stopping, well written thriller/mystery -
any suggestions ?


  1. How fun to have lunch with Helen...the friend you need to suggests the page-turner that you crave. That worry quote you started with seems inspired from a true worry-wort! Have a lovely cozy day, Susan.

  2. I agree... that quote sounds like a true worrier's manifesto. It reminds me of my dad.

    I just finished reading "The Little Stranger" by Sarah Winters. It's centered around a mouldering old country manse in England.

  3. Actually Judy I have that book on order from my library. And the quote is from a sweet children's book series Clarice Bean - she's a super duper worrier and a girl very much after my own heart.

  4. summertime, and the livins easy.....very nice susan. those peonies are divine. literally. i love you call the cat chicklet. so tender.

  5. Sorry, the author's name is Sarah Waters, not Winters. I hadn't had my coffee yet.

  6. I love your little corner Susan.

  7. From my recent reading I would suggest Two Rivers by T. Greenwood. One of the best I've read in a long time. Also can heartedly recommend Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (I think). Also most excellent.

    And you can't beat Wally Lamb's writing. His new one, The Hour I First Believed is very engrossing.

    Enjoy your lunch out today.

  8. Have you read In The Woods by Tara French? A murder mystery. I have got it in my stack and it looks good. The Songwriter is reading Drood by Dan Simmons and is enjoying that very much. I am currently in the middle of Behind The Scenes At The Museum by Kate Atkinson and loving it.

    Love to you and the furry ones!

  9. Good morning, sweet Susan!

    "REMEMBER–it's the worry you haven't even thought to worry about–that is the worry that should worry you the most"

    THAT quote struck me quite hard this morning. BFF was just telling me last night that I worry too much. I think I do. Ugh!!! I need to work on that.

    Lovely pics, as always. Wish you were closer to give me some photography lessons! =D

    Much love to you and the furry gang. xo

  10. Susan! I just looked up "Longford" and I adore both Samantha Morton (she is always excellent) and Jim Broadbent. How did you know I would love this? Merci, my friend. It's on the top of my Netflix queue.

  11. I've been in the same book slump. I'm going to the library in the morning, so hopefully I'll find something half way decent.

  12. Hi.......I wandered over via Willow Manor. I agree with you about the movie Longford, Jim Broadbent really is turning into an actor for all seasons. Three years ago I was touring the Maritmes and visiting Canadian friends. Shediac and Peggy's Cove were beautiful...Peggy's Cove, so simple, beautiful and very moving. I have really enjoyed reading your blog.

  13. I've been looking for a really good book to sink into myself. Have you tried Becky always has good suggestions.

  14. I refuse to worry about that worry quote! :|

    How funny that a former librarian there is quite high profile - I can well imagine. Well, that makes you somewhat famous for those parts then.

    Mystery novels? Hmmm...i just don't read any of that type, so, sorry, can't help there.

  15. Its lovely that you've created such a warm bedside area. I always feel more creative when I'm in the right environment. Right now I am addicted to the apple red color. Come stop by for wishful wednesday when you have a chance...

  16. READING SLUMPS???? Come on Women, it's Summatime, SNAP OUT OF IT!!!

  17. Love your sweet little bedside frame of Jake...


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