I think I know which of my friends are going to squee over the new temporary resident of Bicester Zoo and Rescue Centre for Small Maminals… ???? #marriedtoavetnurse
Potatoes ???? from @millakontkanen’s allotment and peas from @vnemma are the accompaniment to tonight’s fish supper… ????
Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas
This is at its heart the book about a writer, Meg, who is (unsuccessfully) writing her novel. She’s a successful ghostwriter for an author who doesn’t exist, and occasional journalist, but she is her own worst editor when it comes to writing her own book with more false starts and aborted attempts than she can count.
This is a book that is as curiously wonky as Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveller’s Wife and with characters and situations as disfunctional as a Mark Haddon novel (The Red House, A Spot of Bother, but it is also absolutely a meta book.
Meg struggles to write her book at the same time as she struggles with her own collapsing relationship. And it is this tumbling mix of events that gets confused with a “popular science” book she is reviewing about time and the universe, a device that serves to confuse us (and Meg) about the nature of truth and what is really happening to a point where us, the reader, like her, the writer within the book start to doubt our own existences.
The paradox of the writer… #meta #scarlettthomas???? #ourtragicuniverse
I didn’t just buy a vintage stool yesterday, but these adorable Jane Austen books… ????
#senseandsensibilty #northamgerabbey #janeausten #books
Love my new kitchen stool from the vintage fair!
Healthy, summery, Friday night dinner… #summer #slimmingworld #tagliata
Unbelievable that this book was published 20 years ago today! I hadn’t heard of it until my Mum gave it to me for Christmas in 1998, whereupon I quickly read book two too in time for book there’s publication… #HarryPotter #harrtpotter20 #timeforareread
Midsummer sunset over Brill Hill… #midsummer #sunset #windmill #longestday
Midsummer’s Day sunset… #midsummer #sunset #longestday
Definitely #toohot out there this afternoon!
This year’s batch… #elderflower #cordial #summerflowers #foodforfree
The upside to a bast**d #toohot Day. Sat in the garden #amwriting at 9.30 with that sky! #nofilter
I can cook tonight’s meal from outside the back door, cant I? #toohot #slavingoverahotstove
Today’s #amwriting spot sees me retreating to the shade and the littlest of breezes… #still30degrees #toohot
Wilting… #work #toohot #tryingtoconcentrate
Bunnies ???? having a little cool off in the house this morning. “What’s this funny red grass?” #bunnies
Passion flower doing blooming marvellous! #passionflower
Love my White House Farm poppies… #opiumpoppy