|90 bikers with a police escort. It was great fun seeing all|
the cars stopped for us at the intersections.
Yesterday I went to my Play Reading class where our lovely, beautiful instructor of 80+ is giving us a great lesson with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard.We are loving it and everytime we reach a reference to Hamlet we pull out the Hamlet book and read those passages too. It is a fascinating play and we are all really getting into the comical dialogue.
|Our play reading class is loving this.|
After Play Reading class I decided to head out to Glenorchy which is just north of Hobart about 20 minutes. They have a very well organised Tip Shop with lots of books. I hadn't been out there in ages so scootered on out to have a look.They used to charge way too much for old second hand books. For example a battered old Penguin would be marked $7.00 so I stopped going out there. When they didn't sell, as all of the books seemed to remain on the shelves they have now come to their senses and Penguins were only a dollar with other brand new books no more than $2.00.
|I have never read a Jasper Fforde book and the other two looked|
interesting. They are in an as new condition.
|Two lovely vintage Penguins in good condition. Penguins No. 2491 and 2662,|
first published. These are nearing the last of the vintage Penguins as they
were published only a few years before Allen Lane's death
They must have just gotten a big donation in because I found some wonderful books. The year 2014 is going to hopefully be a year I focus much more on the books I own. That will be my challenge. No, it won't be hard and fast b/c I have learned as a blogger I evidently don't do hard and fast. It will be an attempt. I will leave it at that. But with the haul from yesterday I am looking forward to some of these.
|I don't come across many second hand Viragos in excellent condition|
in Tip Shops so picked them up. No doubt many book bloggers have
read them especially in the UK.
One day, in the middle of entertaining a friend at their house for dinner, telling some jokes, eating good food, he sat down and said he wasn't feeling well, closed his eyes and was gone. A wonderful way to go but he left a real gap in our life.
Today I was cleaning up weeds in the back yard and came across a whole pile of rhubarb that somehow survived my attempt to cull it last year. I cut it all back, came in the house and made a rhubarb pie.
My dad always enjoyed a dessert so this was for him. I had fun chopping up the rhubarb and added an apple b/c I was a bit short of the 4 cups of rhubarb I needed. It came out wonderfully and we'll look forward to having a piece of it tonight in his memory.
|This one's for you Dad.|
So bikes, books, gardening and cooking and even time for a frisbee game with the dogs. The time truly does goes by so fast. So please, for today only, if you feel like having a piece of cake or pie or a beer (unless you're recovering), please do so. Life is short, pleasures can be fleeting and I hope anyone who reads this does something today they really love doing, whether it's good for them or not.