Now that I’m getting my life back on track I’ve started writing again. During my thirty months of chemotherapy I wrote lots of blog posts on both this blog and elsewhere. I stopped writing blogs in 2020 as I’d too many other things to contend with. My bowel cancer surgery was in March followed by…… Continue reading Wise words in a notebook
Dorothy L Sayers Remorse is eating his soul like a caterpillar in a cabbage. Beatrix Potter Peter lost one of his shoes among the cabbages, and the other shoe amongst the potatoes. H L Mencken An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a…… Continue reading 5 Literary Quotes to Celebrate National Cabbage Day!
The special flower for the month of February is the violet. The violet signifies watchfulness, loyalty, and faithfulness. Give a violet to someone to let them know you’ll always be there for them. In A Room with a View, E.M Forster has a lovely description of violets. The ground gave way, and with a cry…… Continue reading A Room with a View of Violets in February
Humility, chastity and sweetness are the characteristics of June’s special flower – the rose. But he who dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose. Anne Brontë An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup. H.L. Mencken I feel…… Continue reading Special flower for June
Hope you’re having a very Happy Christmas. You might enjoy these seasonal quotes: Bob Hope My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that? Helen Steiner Rice Peace on earth will come to stay, When…… Continue reading Wishing You a Happy Christmas!
We loved the BBC adaptation of Howards End which concluded on Sunday evening. First published in 1910, E.M. Forster’s literary masterpiece is bursting with quotables. I hope you enjoy these: While her lips talked culture, her heart was planning to invite him to tea. To trust people is a luxury in which only the wealthy…… Continue reading 7 Favourite Howards End Quotes