Monday, December 5, 2011

Short Items

-- 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.)


  1. So many reasons to adore that photo!

  2. Best of luck with your fireplace decoration...This photo is interesting, where did you take it?

  3. Well as you know we decided to go with the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree this year - makes me smile, so that's the important thing :)

    I downloaded a free Trollope book for my Kindle, but there are a few other books ahead of it in the queue so who knows when I'll get to it. I wonder if I remembered to put it on my Goodreads list?