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this icy wilderness of winter

There are no daffodils in my garden. How can this be? I planted plenty, but there are just a few frail green stems poking up into the Siberian blast we have instead of spring breezes this year. Maybe they'll become flowers later. IF WINTER EVER ENDS. I've grown my hair. I'm wearing layers. I'm doing vigorous exercise to keep warm whenever I find myself outside, with the wind flaying the outer layers of my skin one by one, until the cold empty hollow shell within is laid bare. Much more of this and my eyes will turn either deathless blue or zombie yellow, although I think I'll skip the rampaging. Too much risk of chilblains.

In the last month or so I have discovered Martin Millar's contribution to the paranormal romance genre (yes he of Lux the Poet and Alby Starvation fame) about which I can only say... I got the sequel out of the library. I also completed Nudge, and in some sort of puzzling burst of creativity did a sort of... crit comic(?) about it. An oddity. I've started volunteering in the Oxfam bookshop again and already been rewarded with a copy of Orlando goes to the moon for a very reasonable price! I read it my neiblings last weekend and they loved it (especially Tinkle saying "why?") I'm going to "David Bowie Is..." for my birthday and unreasonably delighted by the merch attached to the exhibition.

Also: this.

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( 10 worms — Feed the birds )
bibliogirl
25th Mar, 2013 23:34 (UTC)
Snap on the Bowie -- we have tickets booked for my birthday. And yes, I feel there may be some serious spending to be done on the souvenirs ;)
cleanskies
26th Mar, 2013 20:09 (UTC)
Mmm, I'm liking the ziggy green scarf....
jinty
26th Mar, 2013 11:44 (UTC)
We have some daffs, sheltered underneath the big bushy roses and quince at the front of the house - south facing I guess too, so in with even better of a chance. Poor A - we took her to Shotover woods a couple of Mondays ago at the start of the current cold snap, telling her we'd look for flowers. Not a flower in sight, and we all got very cold indeed (apart from Bruno) - her more so than any of us, poor mite. Won't do that again in a hurry.

Link to the crit comic? Would be interested.

I have also admired the DB merch - have been tempted to buy one or two gifts in the modest end of the range but not ended up pressing Buy for one reason or another. Nice stuff tho.
cleanskies
26th Mar, 2013 20:11 (UTC)
tropical house weather
Crit comic not yet scanned. Bashing it into shape. Poor little mites, we all need some spring
blue_mai
26th Mar, 2013 13:18 (UTC)
hmmm, a visit to V&A shop for my birthday, I think.
cleanskies
26th Mar, 2013 20:14 (UTC)
always a good idea!
brixtonbrood
26th Mar, 2013 20:52 (UTC)
Thanks for prompting me - I have now got off my metaphorical arse and actually booked the Bowie exhibition for the first available day (3rd July!), having missed the Hollywood Costume exhibition due to apathy/incompetence.

Also rather fancying the Ziggy scarf. Did I tell you the smalls go to his old school?
cleanskies
27th Mar, 2013 07:23 (UTC)
That wasn't why you chose the school was it ?
zengineer
27th Mar, 2013 08:57 (UTC)
We have a few daffs in the very wind sheltered parts but it is a meagre year.
glittertigger
27th Mar, 2013 21:10 (UTC)
We have a few daffodils in flower (the ones by the front door are helping me get out of the door in the morning) but not nearly as many as usual. I am Fed Up with winter now.
( 10 worms — Feed the birds )