Monday, 31 May 2010

Books and more lovely books

"Reading takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere."

I just love books and I find that along with magazines I just can't stop buying them, we are off on our holiday in a few days time and look what came through the post

My OH has been trying to get his hands on it but I don't know about you but I always want to be the first to read a new book or a magazine and get quite possessive about them. This book is full of lovely images

Look at these lovely fabrics I am getting really excited now about the prospect of these lovely markets in the Provence!

My favourite books are usually ones on design and about the home but one of my favourites that my Father bought me many years ago is The Magic Apple Tree by Susan Hill, it is all about a year living in a Village in Oxfordshire, it is a book that I can pick up and read over and over again.

I also love old books and a few weeks ago on a visit to Bridport Market my OH surprised me with this lovely book on Bude (near where I live) There is such lovely photos including a photo of The Shack that I wrote about in my last blog .

and inside this picture of what it used to look like in the 1930s - I think it was a Tea Room then.

and this morning while I was in Waitrose I picked up another of my favourite magazines (oh no sigh from OH) and guess what is on the front cover!

I hope you like the photos that I have interspersed with mine they are from

Do you think it will be okay if I take this many books on holiday with me!!

Just a last note before I go back to getting ready for my holiday, ironing seems to come out of nowhere!! but thank you for all the comments that you have left, I would love to hear from more of you so please leave comments if you visit my blog.


  1. Oh I know what you mean about books and magazines... I have a very indulgent/patient husband, but he does get recompensed as he buys model railway and archaeology magazines! And books you can dip into... one of my favourites at the moment has to be The Flower Shop by Sally Page, because of the photography. Like you, most of my dip-into books are to do with interior design, but I also have lots on crafts, gardening, art and photography and I never tire of dipping into them. As for fiction... love old ones, new ones, just the smell of a book, the feel of it, and the excitement of opening it to read for the first time. Currently I am reading Jodi Picoult's 'House Rules', which like most of hers is about a sensitive subject, and may well make uncomfortable reading at some point. But it does you good to be challenged!
    Enjoy your holiday... not being a holidaying sort of couple any more, I do love to see what others are up to! And that book on flea markets? Even if it was never used practically, what a joy of a book to look at!

  2. Thanks for a nice day at Rosies. Lovely blog.

  3. Hi Jills!!! how are you?? I wanted to write you a mail but couldn't find it....Where are you going to south france? Are you heading for Provence? I'm sure you'll like. Next week I'll be in Nice.....I wish you very good holidays!!!! xoxo

  4. What a lovely blog you have! I love your beautiful pillows you have made!


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