Friday, 17 September 2010

Acquisitions for the weekend

Chichester Cathedral

I am going home to Chichester for the weekend to stay at my mother's house. As soon as I walk in the door I will be met with the warm fug of cooking smells and my mum will greet me in her apron. The familiarity of my childhood home is something that I cherish and I love curling up on my mum's sofa with the family cat, Oscar, a cup of tea in hand and a huge slice of homemade cake with a good book.

In preparation for a weekend of reading, and due to the fact that I was escaping a rain shower, I bought three books in the Oxfam bookshop on St Giles; William Golding's The Spire, Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native and a rather amazing looking Virago which I am particularly excited about.

Before I start these however, I must finish Ann Bridge's Ilyrian Spring which is one of my favourtie reads of 2010 so far. Simply perfect. A review will follow!


  1. You have made me feel all homesick! Enjoy your weekend and your reading!


  2. Sob I want my mummy! She is so far away!

    So excited about Illyrian Spring! Enjoy the autumnal country air! x

  3. This is good news about Illyrian Spring indeed! Your lovely friend, Rachel, kindly sent me a copy which I will get to next month.

    Enjoy your visit...and the cake!

    *Ah, need to find a New York mummy!

  4. Enjoy your stay in Chichester, one of my favourite places. Fortunately it's not too far from Lee-on-the-Solent but I have to go to Maison Blanc for my tea and cake.

  5. Pray tell the title of the amazing looking Virago that you found?!

    I must read Illyrian Spring... looking forward to your thoughts.

  6. My sweet Mum passed away and I would do just about anything to be at her house....she'd meet me at the door and say "honey, I'll put the kettle on"....and the chatting would commence.... I miss that so much. You're so lucky to have these opportunities.... ENJOY!

    Warm blessings,

  7. How nice that sounds. Not just the cozy reading part, but the sense of returning to something wonderful, comfortable, and comforting. I want to hang out with your mum as well.

  8. I look forward to your review. This books looks very interesting.

    Hope you had a lovely time with your Mum.