7 February 2013
We managed to slip away for a few glorious days by the beach before the children went back to school. It always amazes me how even a couple of nights away from the house and routine is refreshing. When we returned I threw myself into some new year resolution type activity and made four batches of soap, lots of slices and muesli bars for the freezer, and nearly succeeded in conquering the ironing basket.
In other news, this January I somehow eschewed my now regular Annual Festival of Jane Austen and instead had a Festival of Jane Eyre. I am listening to a chapter a week via podcast and have watched almost every film and television version thanks to my local library network. However, someone on the facebook reading group posted about reading Jane Austen's letters and a perusal of the internets led me once again to that youtube raining men mashup and now I'm feeling the need to indulge in some (well, all really because I am nothing if not obsessive) Austen.
In the meantime while I await the arrival of all the Austen adaptations I've put on hold, we're watching a different version of Hamlet each week in an attempt to assist the middle kid to come to grips with it (it's on the Year 11 syllabus this year).
All this sitting in front of the tv is very good for my knitting. Expect an update soonish.