Having had this sort of week ( it's all relative , I know . My mad rush might be a walk in the park to you ! ) , which culminated in dropping a large bowl of Ratatouille on the carpet , I'm looking forward to a weekend of a bit of this and a bit of that . And a lot of this
C.D.s by old favourites like Cesaria Evora and Tito Paris , two Cap Verde singers of great charm , a really good North African selection including Tarik Lamirat's La Foule , the soundtrack of "The Chorus", and Mercedes Sosa . All easy-listening , all "hum-along-able" .
Plus a biography of Judi Dench whose fan I've been since I saw her in Zeferelli's Romeo and Juliet at the Old Vic in 1960 . And a couple of films which looked good , "En La Ciudad Sin Limites " , a fraught Spanish family drama , and "Sunshine Cleaning" , a strange American comedy about a cleaning company with a difference by the people who made "Little Miss Sunshine" .
Having just finished my umpteenth miniature quilt , I wondered if it mightn't be time to branch out craft-wise , so went to the library on the way home . There used to be a large Hobby section covering every thing from making greetings cards from the little envelopes tea bags come in ( seriously! It used to be BIG here ) to Photography via Dry-stone walling and Origami . Today I found 3 shelves of " Pimp Your Mobile Phone " and PomPom making and was directed downstairs to the Children's Section .
After a day spent with 2-4 year olds , I obviously lack the gravitas to be considered Adult . Anyway , I like the tree house in the corner .
The How To Crochet books still looked too difficult but I did find a copy of Vivienne Bolton's The Doll's House Decorator . The section on doll house dolls made me realise I had all this at home
so I seem to be making peg dolls this weekend . And you?