Northanger reverie

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort – Jane Austen

and when it’s raining and there’s hot chocolate with magenta silk to wear the package is perfect. Things that have kept me from blogging have calmed down.  It is wonderful to be back online and do (one of my most favorite memes) the week’s faves:

Relaxing an entire week. Our students were rioting last week.  Armed police and the media got in. Guns were involved but no one was injured.  Academic operations were suspended for a week but not our pay: a bonus on top of being safe. Students here are usually happy when classes are canceled. Well, teachers are just as happy. 🙂

Going easy on my ISP. I try to grin and bear it when internet is slow. But it gets a bit irksome when it’s gone for hours. ‘… Nah, count your blessings,’ I thought of the riot and the one week holiday. Patience delays wrinkles.

A new-to-me cafe called Secret Recipe. The mushroom chicken cheese and garden salad brunch lasted me the rest of the day.  I fancy a return to try the cakes which are their specialty.

Listening to my money’s worth. Mama is quite animated on the phone as she describes CJ at their Language Week show in school. He made it to the finals in some contest, but the fact that he participated at all is enough to make me happy tackling pricey therapy sessions not covered by insurance.

Reading Northanger Abbey. Fave number 1 came with a serendipity. I fluttered into regency dream mode, a default with Jane Austen. The bookmark is a flea market find.

I mentioned a literary puzzle on a previous Friday’s Fave post and remembered some FFF participants saying they wanted to see a picture of that. So here it is:

This post is linked with Susanne’s Friday’s Fave Five at Living to Tell the Story.

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11 Responses to Northanger reverie

  1. This is one of my favorite memes too. It makes me happy when I write up my own list, and makes me happy to see how God is blessing others.

    Glad you had an relaxing week, and that no one was hurt during the riots!

  2. kari says:

    I’m glad no one got hurt during the riots. i like secret recipe and I always enjoyed their cakes.

  3. Ellen says:

    Rioting is always so scary. I’m glad you got time off with pay while things settled down. Glad you are enjoying home. Have a good weekend.

  4. Barbara H. says:

    Wow, how scary the riots must have been. I am glad you’re safe, with the bonus of some time off with pay.

    I’m glad C. J. Is doing so well.

    That restaurant sounds wonderful.

    Northhanger Abbey is one of my favorite Austen books.

  5. susan2009 says:

    I’ve never read a Jane Austin book (shameful I know) but have seen many of the books as movies and some in several different versions. I will make a reading goal in 2012: to read Jane Austin. Several people have told me that Northhanger Abbey is their fave so I think I’ll start there.

    I love your sentence: “Patience delays wrinkles.” That is going on my FB status.

    Hope this week is a great one/

  6. Oh…what a pretty post. =D I loved it! (I love the name of that new-to-you cafe. Creative!) And your opening quote…loved that too.

    Hope you’ve been enjoying a relaxing weekend!

  7. Brenda says:

    A good book is such a happy thing! I really like that bookmark, I’ve been collecting unusual book markers lately.

  8. Laura says:

    LOVE the puzzle. Now take a picture for us once you have it all together! Glad you had a week off and now things have calmed down. Enjoy Jane, and have a great week ahead!

  9. Willow says:

    Welcome back to FFF. I’ve missed your updates. I’m so glad you were safe during the riots and no one was killed. Good news for CJ’s progress 🙂

  10. Riots? Oh, my! I’m glad no one was killed, and that you’re okay.
    Hooray for CJ!
    Sorry I’m late stopping by.

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