I've been all a bit Outdoor Socialising Girl the last week or so. It's been fun, but I have a sore knee, a sore back, a sore hand and all round a bit of a sore head. So in an effort to redress the balance, I spent today doing nothing more energetic than assembling a lawnmower. Mostly I was significantly less energetic than that. I am delighted to report that Mistress Masham's Repose
is just as wonderful a book as it was when I first read it about 28 years ago. I don't think I managed it all in one day that time though.