Have been reading E M Delafield’s Diary of a Provincial Lady and it’s a hoot! I am finding it very modern despite it having been first published in 1930. I find from reading the introduction that she changed her name to distinguish herself from her mother (also a writer) De la Pasture. This tells you everything you need to know about her sense of humour, and mine. I am going to quote from the bit on the back cover which made me want to buy it.
“January 22nd – Robert startles me at breakfast by asking if my cold – which he has hitherto ignored – is better. I reply that it is gone. Then why, he asks, do I look like that? Feel that life is wholly unendurable,and decide madly to get a new hat.”
I have since reading it wanted to investigate growing bulbs in bowl just because she mentions it a few times.
Sorry this blog is a bit light on knitting the evil forces of housework are winning out this week.
Knitting in an effort to avoid housework.