Wednesday, November 19, 2008


It really feels like fall is slipping into winter. Cold, clear skies here in Washington today, and the leaves are all but gone. I find myself nesting ~ running home after work to pour myself a glass of wine and curl up on the sofa with my needlework. It is a treat to savor these few peaceful days before the frenzy of the holidays. Simple things I am enjoying:

* fennel soup and Julie's notebook
* a house in Trinadad
* and anticipating Tess (does anyone know when the DVD will be released in the US?)

What are you enjoying these days? Stay warm. Be well.


Julie said...

Thanks for the links. It does feel suddenly wintery with the bare branches and the cold weather. Beautiful picture!

Anonymous said...

It is going to be hard to watch Tess as a movie. Every time I read it it makes me mad all over again. Have you seen Jude the Obscure? Still gives me chills. I am not sure how it is going to work to turn Tess into what looks like a lush Austen film.

Anonymous said...

Thomas Hardy is on the top of my list of authors I can't stand. KDM

Anonymous said...

i'm making some yummy peach-espresso panna cotta next Thursday. Will be a grand experiment...wish me luck! aa

Anonymous said...

make that pear, not peach. longing for summer still, i suppose... aa

Janet said...

Thanks Julie!

Anon ~ I think it will be interesting seeing how Tess is translated to film (though this is not the first time). It is a tough story to take, I will admit. And KDM ~ I won't make you watch it with me!

aa ~ I love the idea of a pear-espresso panna cotta. Yum. You will have to email me the recipe! Enjoy and happy Thanksgiving!