Apart from an ornament for the Christmas in July
exchange, all my imminent exchange stitching is done so all I need to do now is have a marathon 'finishing' session. Maybe I should have finished as I went along but, hopefully, it won't take too long. I really want to get back to Hannah Beeby
as she has been badly neglected of late. I am also expecting Donna's RR
to arrive via Wendy and I am looking forward to stitching on this.
My replacement wireless router arrived this morning so I took time out to set it up. Although my existing router worked fine while linked to my computer with a rather ugly red ethernet cable snaking across my desk, the wireless did not work, which meant that neither the other desktop, nor my laptop could pick up a connection. My ISP decided the router was faulty and sent out a new one. I've no idea why but it was not as easy to set up as the original one but I got there in the end and the red cable has now gone back in it's box. I hate wires and cables don't you?
This past couple of days have been glorious weather-wise and I have spent a lot of time in the garden either stitching or reading. My latest book is Sea Change by Robert Goddard which is set in 1721 and described by the Guardian as "A lively mix of political intrigue and high adventure". Not my usual crime and thriller type book but it's the last in the pile of books given to me by a friend and as I had nothing else to read I gave it a go.
Yesterday, while I sat outside stitching, I caught a glimpse of a movement to my right and when I looked over there was a squirrel about a foot away from me. Such a cute little guy who stopped, looked me straight in the eye and just stood there. I said 'hello' but he didn't reply! He didn't appear frightened so we just eyed one another until he decided to leave. I wished I had had my camera out there and will, in future, take it outside with me just in case he decides to make a return visit.
Tonight our Stitch-n-Bitch group are going to a Thai restaurant for dinner and I am looking forward both to seeing everyone and, of course, sampling the fare.
Edited: Chapter 46, page 438 of Sea Change reads:
"The coaster had many calls to make on its way, the number and duration of which far exceeded Spandel's expectatons. Tuesday morning found the vessel no further on than Deal. There Spandel lost patience. After a salty exchange with the skipper, who declined to refund any portion of his fare, he went ashore and continued his journey by road."
Deal is my home town! What an amazing coincidence. I wonder what Deal was like in 1721?
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Labels: Books, Christmas in July, Hannah Beeby, Quaker Friendship Round Robin