Catching Up

I haven’t posted for a while, so here is a catch up post. V and D are both now accepted and planning to study at the University of Toronto in September, which will be very convenient for us parents. We went for our meal at the Keg and managed to wangle our celebratory free slice of pie. This month is a birthday month for half of our family, but I think it might be pushing it to expect the Keg to celebrate those occasions with us too, so we’ll take our patronage elsewhere.

My cardigan for the local yarn store knit along is going well and I am hopeful of finishing it in time for the show and tell evening:

A slightly sinister photo taken in the evening light

I’m also knitting another pair of Amberwing Socks, using the leftover yarns from last time, so the colours are reversed. These are such fun to knit; they aren’t difficult and the design makes them fly by.

Book club was this week and we discussed ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’, by Delia Owens. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would – novels that are heavy on descriptions of nature aren’t generally my thing, but I found the marsh setting here interesting – although the ending was an enormous disappointment to me. I’m writing my fifth assignment for my OU course at the moment. It’s on the portrayal of the early twentieth-century city in a short story by James Joyce and a poem and some autobiographical writing by a US poet called Langston Hughes. I’m ashamed to say I had never heard of him before, but that’s the joy of learning!

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