What I'm Doing 15
Alice's Champagne Palace from Ellis Paul's Album AMERICAN JUKE BOX FABLES. This is one of my favourite end-of-day albums because I find the man has a very soothing voice.
What I last watched:
CLOSER. Excellent film. I loved just about everything about it - the acting, the story, and, most importantly, the music.
What I'm reading: The GENIZAH at the HOUSE OF SHEPHER by Tamar Yellin. I've had this on my bookshelf for a long time. Tamar Yellin is a scholar of Hebrew and Greek and I am learning a lot about Jewish history and culture which I am finding quite fascinating. The book, so far, is set in Jerusalem. It has a very attractive mythic quality which reminds me a lot of Edward Whittemore's masterpiece, SINAI TAPESTRY. A good read.
What I'm wearing: ankle length bright red cord skirt, boots, turquoise jumper and blue coat. Hodmandod Senior bought me the coat as a surprise about six birthdays ago and I still love it very much. The long skirt is, of course, not very practical, and I have had some close shaves going down stairs and I don't know what I like wearing such things, but I do.
What I'm lusting after: a Macbook Air (saw one in the Apple shop today. It was gorgeous and I want one.)
Do not break sentences in two. That is do not use periods (full-stops) for commas.
e.g. NOT...Today I saw a Macbook Air. Brought out like a piece of black market merchandise from the back of the Apple shop (it is not due for release until 18th February).
New Word (from Bloomsbury)
machicolation = An opening at the top of a castle wall through which boiling oil or missiles could be cast down upon a besieging force. The act of so doing.
Obviously a somewhat specialised term - but I can imagine it has some good metaphorical possibilities.