Monday, December 5, 2011
-- Dave and I debated getting a Christmas tree, and we've pretty much decided against it. We have this discussion every year. Trees sound like a great idea until it's time to go out and buy one, and then they seem expensive and cumbersome and messy. So I think I'm going to go buy a garland and some lights and decorate our fireplace instead. We'll have a bit of holiday cheer but hopefully not a zillion pine needles all over the floor.
-- Anthony Trollope is proving to be a bit of a challenge. I don't dislike the book I'm reading, "Doctor Thorne," but I've been distracted by other reading and events in my life. Consequently I'm only on page 180 and it's a fairly dense 500-page book. It's apparent this may take a while!
(Photo: Outside the Battersea Power Station, on Saturday.)