“Books are like seeds: they come to life when you read them, and grow spines and leaves. I need trees around me as I need books around me, so building bookshelves is something like planting trees.” © Roger Deakin, Notes from Walnut Tree Farm (Penguin, 2008).
The tulips were a lovely gift from my mother who made me promise, on GUIDE’S HONOUR*, this morning to buy some Buttercup Syrup for my cough. So. No, I’m not well but yes I am reading (Geoff Dyer’s The Colour of Memory – very good, and entertaining) and yes I
This track’s hounding me too. ‘I got love in my tummy and a tiny little pain/And a 10 ton catastrophe on a 60 pound chain’. Brilliant.
Been three days now. Can’t get this voice, these lyrics out of my head. #4 in BBC 6Music’s top 100 best tracks of last decade.