26 September 2010

Matty’s 26th birthday



Good weather and a picnic: the right kind of birthday party. I was going to go with butterscotch, but Guinness is much better for a boy’s cake. K got my collection of old English paperbacks started: Waugh, Woolf, Mitford, Coward, Maugham, Greene, Wodehouse, Forster...All chap’ and I daresay’ and crumbling British eccentrics. My favourite.

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Nancy Mitford’s The Blessing, the perfect park read