Today we’re playing Survivors. It’s zero degrees outside and there’s no-one around. We could be the only people left on the planet. Managed to find wood for the stove this morning, fed the hens and then went off foraging for vegetables. What else? Well – had enough of viral infections, so now it’s dark we’ve blockaded ourselves inside …

You can see where this is going?


This book will save your life

d14dfb2aSlowly working my way through This Book Will Save Your Life by AM Homes. It’s the sort of book you want to savour, tasting it bit by bit and, OK – the sort of book I’d love to have written. Still, there’s a good review here if you want to check it out, but better still – read it! I’ve two books waiting for me when I finish this one: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami (Kafka On The Shore was my favourite book this summer) and Roll Up for the Arabian Derby, a collection of short stories by Susan Wicks whose work I haven’t read before. It’s published by Bluechrome Publishing though a search on their site found zero results for Susan. Hope that’s not an omen. I’ll let you know when I get around to reading it!