Saturday, March 08, 2008

Christmas Come Early




Sil arrive late on Thursday night and she brought with her my Amazon order!!!!




So where do I start? With Julie's One Night Stand? With Julia's Pasture's New? With Jan's Stage by Stage? With C.S.'s When God's Die? Or with Phillipa's Wish You Were Here?




I don't know but must be discipled and finish the Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox first.....which I am really enjoying but I have waited for these books for so long......




With sil here I may not get much reading or writing done but I used her as a sounding board last night for the changes in A Cornish House and she said to her they worked. DH who was listening said 'and this has a happy ending? How? It sounds more like a slash your wrist job.' It will have a happy ending because that is just me!




Yesterday which went to Friday (remember Friday is Sunday here) Brunch at the Al Muntaha restaurant (200 metres above sea level - the sticky out bit in the picture! ) in the Burj Al Arab. It was too die for........I skipped all the lovely salads, breads and things I could have anywhere and went straight for the lobster tails and prawns. Not that the lobsters were not Maine lobsters or even Cornish ones but they were fabulous and such a decadent treat as was the caviar (got used to this when living in Moscow). I then managed to fit in some prime rib before dd lead me to the puddings. Lets just say that one has to put all thoughts of diets aside and just enjoy. It was a buffet worth living for.....


(the colours in this photos are muted but in life think crayon box primary - red, blue, green!)

10 comments:

Jan said...

The Esme Lennox ( NEVER do I get that title right!) is brilliant...
my mother had a cousin decades ago who, in her late twenties, after having had 5 children in as many yrs, suffered from " melancholia" and was hospitalised until she was released to a "sheltered flat" in very old age...

KAREN said...

What a lovely pile of books! I was lucky enough to win six shortlisted RNA novels over at Trashionista recently, and they just arrived. Can't wait to get stuck in!

I loved The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox too, but can understand the allure of new books :o)

Debs said...

I've read Wish You Were Here and Stage By Stage and thought they were brilliant. What a lovely pile of books to look forward to.

Your life sounds so glamorous and photos beautiful. I find it helpful to occasionally have someone as a sounding board as they can point out something that we can't maybe see.

Cal said...

I LOVE Maggie O'Farrell's books and "Esme.." is on my to be read pile. Glad to hear it's good :o)

liz fenwick said...

Jan it is so sad but happened so often. last night shattered after doing Dubai I still couldn't put the book down until it fell on me of course!

Karen you are a lucky women - the 6 shortlisted ones! I just finished the winner Pillow Talk last week. Delicious read.

I think sil is a good sounding board as she's a reader and two she knows life. I think I may have dd put the books on a table and I close my eyes and pick the book to read next!

Cal Esme is definately a good page turning read!

Julie Cohen said...

Hooray! I hope you enjoy them.

My claim to fame is that I lived down the hallway from Maggie O'Farrell at Cambridge and I think she is just brilliant. One day I hope to meet her again!

That buffet sounds wonderful. Mmmmmmmmmmm..

liz fenwick said...

The buffet was divine!

I'm usre you'll meet her again - probaly at some glam party :-)

Jan Jones said...

The colours in the photo are muted???

Looks and sounds fabulous. I'm hungry just reading about it.

Enjoy your books!

Phillipa said...

Sorry to be late to this blog but thanks for ordering WYWH and I hope you enjoy it. What great company to be in (blush).

liz fenwick said...

Jan, believe me they are muted!!! I plan to enjoy them next week when we are away again!!

Phillipa - can't wait to read it!