We had a long weekend due to the fact that Thursday and Friday were school holidays in Fife, it was half-term. So I didn’t get around to making bread as I had planned to do but we did have a trip to Perth and paid a visit to the Oxfam bookshop there. I don’t often get out of that shop without purchasing something and this time it was two vintage books.
Amberwell by D.E. Stevenson – which is set in a country estate on the west coast of Scotland. The setting seems perfect to me anyway. It’s one of those 1950s editions issued by The Book Club but it’s in good condition.
My other purchase is a Two Mysteries in One Volume paperback by Rex Stout: Fer-de-Lance and The League of Frightened Men. I haven’t read anything by Rex Stout before but as they were written in the 1930s I have high hopes of them. They’re both Nero Wolfe mysteries.
Otherwise I’ve been painting a high ceiling with the aid of a paint roller and an extending pole but I still managed to get a sore neck, however it’s better than balancing on various ladders which is what I was doing at the beginning of last week when I was painting the cornicing with a two inch brush. It can put you right off everything Victorian!