Robert sometimes suggest that I add more colour into my life.
He sometimes teases me and says that I only will wear black. I say that’s not true, it’s only until someone comes up with a colour darker than black, then I’d be happy to wear that.
It’s true, I’m a basic black kind of girl. I do really love neutrals. Any shade of black, grey, beige…etc, that’s for me.
But I do love surrounding myself with splashes of colour, as long as I don’t have to be committed to it. Like, I don’t think I’d like to paint the walls blue or yellow or orange. I know paint it the cheapest design mistake anyone can make, but I prefer to have colour in pretty things I can always move away and change.
Except red. I do love red. I can say that I’m committed to red. I did paint the front entry hall a hue of Chinese lacquer red that I mixed myself. (Oh, don’t get me started about trying to get Benjamin Moore to live up to their lacquer red colour swatch. Bunch of wana-be players!)
Anyway, red. I love red. So, when I got five burrs tangled in my two feet of hair getting these rose hips at my cabin, it was totally worth it. I love them and I’ll love looking at them for a while.
Speaking of love, Chloe asked me for a recommendation for a book. She wants a lovely romance, somewhat sexy, but no…er…pulsating organs. (I guess that leaves Jackie Collins out of the picture…lol) I suggested Katie Fforde, but she said she’d also like a 20 something heroine. I suggested some lovely period books; she said, “in the present day”. Hmm, I’m a bit fresh out of ideas.
I think she’s looking for a romance book to make her feel like the Twilight books made her feel when she was 14.
Anyone have any suggestions? Anyone have a 20 something child who has any suggestions?
This book is my Waverley by Sir Walter Scott. I like this quote from it:
“Nothing perhaps increases by indulgence more than a desultory habit of reading, especially under such opportunities of gratifying it.”
(Except if you’re a fourth year uni student like C and have to read terribly dry essays about hegemony and how it related to post modernism. Then you need a lovely romance book to balance life a little.)