It’s been a pleasant weekend. There is a very large book sale down the road put on by Rotary club this weekend. I took my motorbike down yesterday as Mr. Penguin was helping out on a friend’s farm.
I didn’t think I would find much and I wasn’t going to go but you know how it is. A very large book sale less than two kms away? Would you at least check it out? I did. I found six new books and I could not believe it. The ones I found could not be left behind. It would keep me awake at night. I went straight to the literature/classics section. Wasn’t interested in anything else. Here you have them.
- Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory
- Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock
- Persephone (which you NEVER see in Tasmania) Saplings by Noel Streatfield
- A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
- Over the Frontier by Stevie Smith – green Virago
- The Illustrated Edition of Charles Dickens. A very large, double column gorgeous book filled with illustrations. Simply gorgeous.
The next thing I did was come home and culled 16 or 17 books from my shelf and they will be donated to the Red Cross book shop. I chose that shop because it is in the city centre and each time I visit it is full of young adult and the elderly picking through the books. They also sell them for the most affordable prices than other op shops. My shelves look emptier already. (*cough *sputter)
I had another weekend win today. My good friend in Florida sent me a photo that was taken of her with a phone under a beautiful tree in Charleston, South Carolina. She just returned from a short trip there. The problem is there were heaps of tourists and she asked me if I could get rid of the man dressed in orange. This is an exercise I need to work on in Photoshop so I enjoyed trying. I didn’t think the result would be so good though so once again I am happy (and terribly surprised.)
I looks a lot better now.
WALKS WITH OLLIE:
The last thing that was a happy event today is that Ollie and I took a walk up to the fire trail up the road from our house. We used to go up and visit the donkey. We would take her carrots. Odie and I did this a lot before he died. But the last two times we visited the donkey was gone. As there’s been a drought I was worried they sold him. I was hoping they only moved him to a better paddock. He’s been gone all summer so I figured that was it.
Today. as we walked up the road I heard the loudest, biggest braying. I couldn’t believe my ears. Ollie and I walked up to his regular paddock and lo and behold, she was there. He was on the far side of the paddock but as soon as soon as she saw us she walked over so we could pet her. I felt so bad I didn’t have a carrot for her as I usually do. She and Ollie sniffed noses.
This weekend has been a good one and I am continuing ignoring all the hype about everything going on in the world at the moment. I really can’t take it much longer so I’m making a concerted effort to do other things that make me smile.
Okay, your turn…. What did you do this weekend?