“Name a favorite literary couple and tell me why they are a favorite. If you cannot choose just one, that is okay too. Name as many as you like–sometimes narrowing down a list can be extremely difficult and painful. Or maybe that’s just me.”
For me this has to be Eliza Bennett and Mr Darcy from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice- I love this book and obviously their relationship is the driving force of Austen's story. They are intrigued by each other from the very beginning and their initial perceptions and mutual dislike of each other soon turns into true love. Ooooh made me want to read the book again!!
Sleeping under water is exactly what it feels like when you have to resort to sleeping with ear plugs jammed in your ears as Mr S and I had to last night. Now don't get us wrong, we both LOVE Alfie, absolutely love him but he is still freaked out about sleeping on his own. When he wakes up in the night he makes sure that we and probably the whole street know about it! So Mr S suggested that we purchase some ear plugs as we are both feeling like we have jet lag but without the added benefit of having been somewhere nice! They did work really well, just took a bit of getting used to; it really is like being underwater, everything is a bit muffled and you can really hear your heartbeat. They didn't cut Alfie out completely but it wasn't as loud so we got several more hours sleep and will be jamming them in our ears again this evening!
I had 2 lovely books for my Birthday and a nice big WH Smith gift voucher so that I can buy some more! I am re-reading Harry Potter at the moment, I am on the 5th book and loving it. I have wanted to re-read them for a while as I had the tendency to rush through them when they first came out just to find out what happens. It's nice to read them again and take my time; I think that people have very mixed opinions about J.K. Rowling but I have to say that I think she is brilliant. You can see that she has been influenced by other classic children's books but which writer hasn't been influenced by what they have read? I think that as you read the books close together you can see how she develops as a writer and you get a sense of her individual style of writing as her confidence clearly grows. I would love to write children's books- it gives you such a wide audience and something that J.K. Rowling has proved is that good children's literature can always transcend to adult readers.
- I am going Birthday Shopping on Saturday with my future in-laws who are buying me a Winter coat as my present- I last had a Winter coat about 4 years ago so I am VERY excited about this.
- The in-laws are also cooking me a Birthday dinner which should be lovely- they have been great over the past few weeks with everything that has been going on.
- My best-friend is popping in at some point and I don't get to see her that often because of living in the Shire.
- I will be seeing my beautiful Sister and her husband on Sunday morning and we will hopefully be picking Alfie up to bring him to his new home.
So all in all it is going to be a very lovely weekend and then Monday is my Birthday! Going to be 26, not very happy about this, I wasn't very happy about being 25 but 26 is just that one step closer to being 30. I felt really old this week when I went to see my GP as she asked me whether Mr S and I had thought about having children yet. We would love to have children and we do not take it for granted that we will be able to have them but I was shocked that she asked as in no way do I feel ready to have children, still only feel little myself most days!
I am a little apprehensive about my Birthday on Monday becuase of everything that has happened recently. I know that I am not going to feel great all day but I am going to really try and not let the day be spoiled. I am going to spend it with the three people who are most important to me in the world and eat cake! (Hopefully there will be cake!!)