Monday, 22 March 2010


This is what I did on the first day of spring:
reading the Shell Seekers
and enjoying a little bunch of flowers that a pupil brought me.
I read this book every summer
but this year I couldn't wait;
I've got a copy of the book in English since October.
I think I've waited long enough, don't you think?
It's the first time I'm reading the original;
before that, I used to read the Greek translation.

I love, love, love this book!

Happy spring!


Sarah said...

Ooh you are making me want to read this book now! I am reading one by Peter Carey and the moment called Jack Maggs-all Victorian and mysterious! I enjoyed your inspiring words week last week-such fun.

marigold jam said...

I have read all Rosamund Pilcher's books but now I want to re-read the Shell Seekers! Hope you ill enjoy the original and well done you for being able to read it in both your own language and in English too! I couldn't read a book like that in any other language I am sure.

That posy is lovely too and a real breath of spring.

Jane x

Joy said...

Ooo I will look out for that book.

Thankyou for your note Yiota about the YamDaisy menu. Yes, just the names of the dishes is all I need! Soup, 2 mains and a fruit based dessert! Whenever you have time!
Bless you!

suzyQ said...

Sounds like a lovely start to an anticipated season!

Claudia Medeiros said...

What an inspiring way to start a lovely season :)
The flowers are so beautiful and a book is always a great friend for a special occasion !

I wish you have a lovely season :D Here, in Brazil, we are having Autumn and the weather has changed completely from hot to windy and stormy days... But I confess I love Autumn !

Enjoy your Spring, dear friend :)



Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

I am really going to have to read that book! Lovely flowers. Sweet student. We have those kinds of flowers growing all over here, which is so neat to me-- international unity through the FLOWERS!

jabblog said...

Now I feel I should re-read that book. What pretty photographs of your spring posy.

Feline said...

I am glad you are enjoying this book. It was definitely meant to be for you.

Lucy Caitlin Higham said...

That sounds like an interesting book! I don't know how you read in Greek and English so well!!! Happy Spring!
Lucy xxxxx

Anonymous said...

i really liked that book. havent read it in years though!

Cozy Little House said...

What lovely blooms. And a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Reading a beloved book.

Happy@Home said...

Pretty spring flowers and how sweet for a student to bring them to you. I love the smell of hyacinths. I read that book many years ago and remember enjoying it.

Happy Spring.

Lynne said...

I'm not familiar with this book, but I like the title.

Cassie said...

So pleased you found my little blog today and I am now so glad I found yours too! It seems, am I correct in thinking, that I have found a fellow teacher to?

Jessica said...

What a perfect way to spend a spring day!