We had the most pleasant evening at Books Actually yesterday. It's tucked in a corner of Tiong Bahru Road and you probably need a whole day or more to comb through the selection of books some you wouldn't find elsewhere so says my husband the reader. He was rather dismayed when Borders closed and now Page One. You know the little kid who wails when his ice cream falls off the cone? That's him everytime a bookstore closes down. I suppose it's a different experience when you're actually at a bookstore- the simple act of walking, stopping, picking a book out from the shelf, being surrounded completely by books and more books and then some more, and in some, amidst a treasure trove of memorabilia complete with the bookstore cat. We walked, stopped, looked, oohed and ahhed and fought the urge to hug the cat who was more interested in getting his dinner.
Tis the season to be recovering from flu. It was not fun coming down with a temperature on Christmas Eve and missing out on the celebrations but I'm just glad the worst is over. It's true what they say about good health being the ony thing you'd wish for when you don't have it. Of course when you do, you think about other things having tea with family and friends and possibly having a coffee maker in the kitchen.
[afterword: I have finally figured out how to make my pictures bigger on blogger without driving myself completely insane! Seeing things bigger here still needs some getting used to though. Thank you all for visiting and taking the time to write your greetings it always add a little sparkle to my week.]
i woke up this morning looking for these knitting needles. it took me the whole day. in the process, i discovered things i had in my cupboards and dresser that i forgotten i ever had them. then of course, this led to having the need to organize my cupboards and dusting shelves and dropping by the mall to look for boxes to organize my stuff and i mean all kinds of stuff. by then, it was evening time and then i remembered why i was looking for these knitting needles. last night, i had seen a picture of some lovely yarn in a magazine and thought of taking up knitting again. maybe another day.
how's your weekend?