18 October 2021
15 October 2021
Lazy Bones by Mark Billingham
25 years earlier a murder/suicide is witnessed by two small children. As his investigation progresses Thorne discovers a link between then and the present.
An excellent plot. Really enjoyed it.
∼ Happy Reading ∼
10 October 2021
The doors are damaged and the wood around the pins holding the doors in place are broken. I have 3 options
1: leave them
2: fill with wood filler and work out how to get pins into both door and surround
3: buy new door units.
Option 1 is the easiest. Option 2 will be difficult because the pins holding the door in situ would have been put in place before putting the door into the surround. Option 3 is my preferred choice but with this house I want to see how much I can save by doing things myself. I will decide what to do when I get there.
After masking the beams it was ready for spraying white. It needed a few coats. The weather was warm so I was able to leave it in the shed until I was happy with the coverage. There is a fine layer of dusty/misty spray in the shed now, ideally it should have been done outside but I didn’t want insects to land on it.
I'm now working on making stairs, which is tasking the little grey cells!
2 October 2021
Edith enjoys the solitude of the hotel, but instead of peace and rest, she finds herself drawn into the casualties and exiles of love’s assorted guests. She is also attracted to a worldly wise man who is determined to get her to indulge in some mischief and pleasure which she isn’t averse to, but she knows she must find direction in her life. In those days many women had to decide between love and security, rarely being fortunate enough to have both.
Edith enjoys people watching, and there are plenty of them to observe. The Hotel is a snooty 50’s institution. One memorable character is the ghastly Mrs Pusey. Edith secretly invents lives for the rich strangers who frequent the hotel, and in due course, she is summoned into their cosseted worlds and used as a sounding board to reinforce their social standing.
It’s a slow read with many descriptions of surroundings and people. Beautifully observed and some witheringly funny moments. Not so much a story, more an exploration of people, society and appearances.
29 September 2021
25 September 2021
|Where's my dinner, no seriously where is it?|