Sunday, 5 February 2012

Reading Matter(s).....




Oh dear, did I mention the coming of Spring a little too early???


 Oops,I hope that you are all warm and cosy EVEN if you are under a blanket of snow!


No such luck here I am afraid, just horrible cold drizzly rain...

So when the weather is not much fun,time to do the only sensible thing-eat and curl up with a good book!

So firstly we went out for lunch - sadly I forgot my camera, we had lunch here...


'The Meeting Room' in Kingsbridge....

I had a bowl of the most wonderful steaming hot aromatic stew and a glass of equally delicious Merlot-then we trawled the charity shops for books to take home and read!

Firstly I couldn't resist these....

  ...for 20pence each...


They are the ones that my Grandmother read to me as a child-well not the actual ones but it was lovely to see the Ladybird ones that I remember so well and read until they fell apart! Still looking for The Elves and the Shoemaker-my favourite!

The complete works of Lewis Carroll- for £1.50....


The Borrowers,Brer Rabbit and The Folk of the Faraway Tree....all for £1.00 each...

I know they are largely childrens books but I am hoping that my niece will love reading as much as I did and I have 'tons' of books- just in case.... 

Then I found...

a couple of 'rainy afternoon' books... 

And when we got home this was waiting in the post box...


Ah, another busy weekend.....

Though in between the reading I did manage a good walk...
So I haven't been completely idle! 

Warm Wishes for a 'cosy' week,
Callie
x x x

P.S. Some of you lovely bloggers have emailed me to say that you have left comments that have been bounced back- Thank you so much for letting me know- I THINK that I have sorted out the issue but if it happens to you again please could you let me know?
Warmest x






11 comments:

Lyn said...

can't see amy of the photos on your post!
sounds like the best sort of plan anyway!
xxx

Faeryfay said...

What a lovely surprise. I love the English Country Living! We get it down here is Aust. Love it!

Vintage Amethyst said...

We got a lot of snow over the weekend & it is still here.
OOohh I love old Ladybird books & have bought some myself! I also have some old Enid Blyton books too which are so lovely.

I bought the Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe last year & loved it, I even blogged about it! It is a sweet book.

Have a lovely day.
love
Alison
x

Callies Cottage said...

Sorry you couldn't see the photos Lyn,not sure why...Have had a few issues on the blog recently-hope it is a temporary problem..
Hope Lucy is nice and warm!
Callie x

Kelly said...

My comments have not published, I just realised what the e mails were about now!!! Glad youve sorted it out! I had a lot of sow on Saturday night. Unfortunately I was working and it was really busy, we didn't stop for 12 hours! I would love to have been snuggled up!

Pomona said...

The Elves and the Shoemaker was my favourite too! But luckily I still have my original copy.

Pomona x

Jenny at Red House said...

what super finds! I've been looking for Country Living in the shops, the cover holds a lot of promise. jennyx

Yarrow said...

Oooh, lovely books and yummy lunch :D

My comments have come back many times, but hopefully, you'll get this one. Take care.x

laoi gaul~williams said...

damp and drizzle here too...i so wished for snow!

oh my those ladybird books...i still have mine, those among them, at my mums...the faraway tree too :)

Florence and Mary said...

Some fabulous books there and many I remember from my childhood!

Victoria xx

Charis said...

Looks like my idea of a blissful weekend!