I bought this book a short while ago and I suppose it's having an influence on me. I'm not 'getting' it all right now, but it's making me think about how I live and so for that reason, it's a good book to have. I think it will be one of those books that I take more from each time I read it. I have a small tower of books beside the bed that I read almost every year and if I don't read them cover to cover, I at least dip in and experience my favourite parts. These aren't fictional books (apart from Blackberry Wine), these are books about real people, real lives lived honestly with a bit of dirt and a lot of effort. Over time, I'll share these books and how they've shaped my life.
I fulfilled a long held dream and bought a puppy, Manchee. Together we explored the woodlands around my home.