It was my birthday last week. First thanks to everyone who sent greetings through Facebook etc. Got some new books to read as well as two new mugs: one that says “exterminate” and one that is becoming my wee dram beaker.
This evening going for a belated birthday dinner at Cèabhar (booked up until tonight!), a lovely restaurant overlooking the Atlantic sunset.
The books …
The Kerracher Man, Eric MacLeod — Just reading this now. A family who go off to live in a remote scottish croft.
Pilgrims in the Mist: The Stories of Scotland’s Travelling People, Sheila Stewart — Tales once told beneath a bender.
Nella Last’s Peace: The Post-War Diaries Of Housewife 49 — This is the follow-on to Nella Last’s War, which was one of the books on my Rome bookshelf
Calum’s Road, Roger Hutchinson — A couple of years ago we spent Easter on Skye and visited the little island of Raasay. At the north end a precipitous little road leads round headlands to a small beach. We had heard that the road had be created over many years by the labours of a single man … Calum.
Welsh Pictures. Drawn with Pen and Pencil, Richard Lovett (editor), London: The Religious Tract Society, 1892 — A beautiful aniqurian book of images and text.