Sunday, February 08, 2009

My soggy Sunday

The snow is going away, and we have rain instead. Rain never stays away for long in Wales! ;)

I finished "Stonehenge" by Bernard Cornwell. I've mentioned this one a couple of times recently. It's a story set around 2000 BC, and based on one of the theories as to why - and by whom - Stonehenge was created. I've heard it before, but I think it's a fantastic story! I highly recommend it to anyone who is either interested in the theories of the creation of Stonehenge, or who enjoys historical fiction in general.

While listening I worked on my knitting. It seems to be coming along nicely. I'm enjoying having something to keep my hands busy while I listen to my audiobooks... I think I'm going to start listening to those Terry Pratchett tapes I had off Carl next...



ChicagoLady said...

Most of our snow is gone now too. All that's left are the places where the plows piled it up, and it takes longer to melt. It's supposed to stay warm for at least a couple more days I think.

I think it's a great idea to keep your hands busy while you listen to your audio books!

Punkn said...

Hmmmm Tori, I might have to check those books out. Keep those hands busy! I'm still looking forward to seeing the finished product.

AliceKay said...

Listening to the audio books while knitting is a great idea. Time will seem to go by faster and you'll be done with your project before you know it. :)

Celticspirit said...

Our snow didn't last long either. It started raining just after I got home from work tonight at 11 pm. It's still raining but that's ok....we really need the rain and I love listening to the rain. It's very peaceful.
Glad to hear your knitting is going well. I've been working on a crochet blanket and I pick it up every now and then and do a few rows.

MarmiteToasty said...

More snow is forecast for Wales today so stay safe....

Do you know that Stonehenge is not to far from us at Salisbury :).... probably about 40 minutes away with my driving....

Gone are the days though when ya allowed to climb on the stones, I think its all fences off now....

nowt better then knitting to relax :) I did a little meself last night...


Intense Guy said...

Stonehedge sounds like my "cup of tea". I can remember when I saw it first - from the front seat of a motorcoach as we cleared the ridge of a small rise and it popped into view on an empy plain of green grass.

So eerie. I felt the presence of something standing amongst the stones - but can not describe it.

Tori_z said...

See, told you Spring was coming. :)

Be patient... It's a big blanket (big enough for an adult) so it might take me a while. I'm knitting as fast as I can... But I don't want to go too fast, because I'd rather it takes me a couple of months or something than I try and be clever and start dropping stitches all over the place. But, when it's done, you will get to see a photo. :)

Yeah, that's what I thought. It also means I get to FINALLY listen to the audiobooks I hadn't gotten around to listening to yet. ;)

Yes, rain is a soothing sound... And everything smells so fresh after it's gone away.

Hope your blanket is coming along nicely. :)

We didn't get any more snow. Although, they did right up on the mountain (I know because we know people that live up there). It may yet come down here, but it doesn't always.

Yes, I did know that (though the amount of miles I didn't know, lol). I'd like to go one day. They "might" allow me to go past the barriers and touch the stones accompanied by whoever watches the barriers. We're intending to call ahead before we go and ask. If they don't then I still want to go. Even being near there will be enough (though I'd be over the moon if I could get to touch the stones). Just so I can say I've been there, you know?

How's that complicated blanket coming along? :)

I think you'd enjoy most - if not all - of Bernard Cornwell's books. Carl is a big fan. Hes says at least most of his books are historical fiction. I believe he's the guy who writes the "Sharpe" books.