Better late than never here I am with my November read for The Year in Books. This Boy by Alan Johnson is just the sort of book I am unlikely to read. I hardly ever read autobiographies, I dislike tales of grim childhoods and I never ever read books by politicians, even ones I agree with. However, I read Jane's post and was persuaded to try it. I am so glad I did. An immensely readable memoir of growing up very poor in 1950s London. Recommended.
As for October's read that has been consigned to my 'must finish one day' pile. A shockingly large pile I have to say.
So, what else has been happening around here? Well, as you may have noticed I am still failing to take photos of food hence the lack of 'In My Kitchen' posts. Sorry about that.
I have been knitting but again failing to take photos of said knitting. I finished a sock. Must knit another one I suppose.
My mum has requested some fingerless mitts for her arthriticky old hands so I must get on with those when I can pin her down to a yarn choice.
George came home unexpectedly last weekend for a visit which was nice. I'd forgotten how much space he takes up. He seems to be enjoying student life.
Halloween was very low key this year. Katie carved a pumpkin and I made it into soup and cake.
Guy Fawkes has become less important too although it is a useful reminder that it must be time to make my Christmas cake.