Thanks for popping in.
It can't be August already surely! It's been a wetter week here but not as wet as up North where Yorkshire has suffered quite a bit of flooding. The dandelions in our front lawn grew just that bit too long to look smart and intentional and became untidy. Now they're cut, I'm missing their sunny faces. What else has been happening this week?
1. A coffee and cake at the Reading Lido.
Yet another excellent, though poignant and often upsetting, novel by this Author. I have another of hers lined up already!
Another mystery by Louise Penny including her familiar characters complete with sll their foibles from previous novels. Who did it this time!
3. I found out about Artist Faith Ringgold on the BBC's Imagine programme. Aged 88, she has her first European exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in London at the moment. Their website says:
'For more than five decades, Ringgold has consistently challenged perceptions of African American identity and gender inequality through the lenses of the feminist and the civil rights movements. As cultural assumptions and prejudices persist, her work retains its contemporary resonance. '
It was an excellent programme. She produced work spanning 50 years trying to highlight the problems in society by painting, making quilts and even writing and illustrating children's books.
4. Having had a couple of problems with train journeys this week, where trains have been cancelled causing a couple of hours wait, I've made some claims for compensation. It's quite easy to do online and you can claim for journeys delayed by 15 minutes or more.
5. We're getting a new firestation/ambulance station/police station in the village. So far the old firestation has been demolished and building work is on the go, the artist's impression shows what it will look like when it's completed.
Have a great weekend!