Friday, 20 May 2011

Friday Finds

I thought I'd share this beautiful vintage book with you as a Friday Finds post, Friday Finds is a bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Every Friday you can share a book that you've

heard about / discovered with other book lovers. I thought it a lovely idea which is why I'm joining in this week. I also thought it would be a super idea for us to develop into a sort of vintage Friday Finds but I digress.

What do you think of The Dukes Own by Col. Groves, it has a beautiful cover doesn't it?

A rather splendid frontispiece,

and lovely illustations marking the beginning and end of each chapter.

All in all a rather wonderful book that was awarded to Harold Williams for attendance of the Primitive Methodist Sunday School.

I wonder who Harold Williams was and what he did in his lifetime? I'm assuming he is no longer with us as I believe that this book was published in 1887. At least that is when the book was first published, the authour Colonel Groves wrote lots of regimental histories and adventure stories and was once librarian of the Priaulx Library, Guernsey so I've been able to find out a bit about him.

I love books like this, ones that have been kept for years and years, though sadly I have to admit that I am unlikely to read this one I think it's probably more of a "Boys Own" type adventure.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011


Wordle: Untitled

Been playing with Wordle

Just entered my blogs URL and this is what it came up with.

I'm thinking it will be interesting to do this from time to time to see what comes up.

Monday, 2 May 2011

The Royal Wedding and I

Truth be told I missed the Royal Wedding and I'm grateful to all of you who posted about it, it would seem that I missed out on a very lovely Royal occasion.

So what was I doing as the nation settled itself in front of the telly (or indeed the Mall)?

The clue is in the picture below.

No not reading, gardening and not just gardening in my own garden but gardening for someone else. I now officially have a little gardening job on a Friday morning. As if I didn't have enough to do already with horses and pigs etc...

And you know what? It was fun. Really easy as well, these people have raised beds full of compost and all I had to do was plant a few bedding plants and water them in. Now thats what I call relaxing gardening.