Cee’s Share Your World this week:
Been anywhere recently for the first time?
No, I’m living in kind of a groove recently, in which I pretty much go to the same places routinely. I have in the last couple of weeks made several re-visits to places I’ve not been in a while.
Most notable, maybe, was meeting a friend at Barnes and Noble for coffee. There’s only one here and in an area I don’t much like so I’ve stuck with the closer-to-me independent bookstore and its cafe. But B&N was a better halfway point for this friend. I realized I couldn’t even calculate how long it had been, but I think at least 10 and probably more like 12 or 14 years!
When my mother and I drove around and took pictures in the cemetery last week, that was the first time we’d been in probably 4 or 5 years (see photos on last SYW post). So long that neither of us could remember how to get to my grandparents’ graves which we used to visit regularly.
List three favorite book characters.
Dickon in the Secret Garden. The book is one of my all time faves — possibly read more times than any other. I love Dickons’ good humor, kindness and love for animals.
Sophy in the Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer. I’m a great fan of Ms. Heyer (whom I consider to be greatly underrated). Sophy is fun, strong, confident and incredibly independent in a novel set during the Regency period in England… when women were seldom seen in that light. Those are frequent traits of Heyer’s heroines and one of the many reasons I like her.
Morgaine in Marion Zmmer Bradley’s Mists of Avalon. Strong and magical and full of heart.
What is your favorite non alcololic drink: hot or cold?
I make espresso every morning — the only cup I allow myself a day in general — and put cream in it but I don’t foam or heat it, so it isn’t really officially a cappuccino or latte, etc. LOVE my coffee. I don’t much care for alcohol so actually even if you allowed alcohol on the list, I don’t think it would be on mine…
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
I’m pretty happy that in spite of unseasonable frosts and snow, our daffodils, hyacinths, etc. are still alive and blooming.