Saturday, 26 April 2008

Page Boy

I had intended to spend my Saturday in an indulgence of writing letters and reading books, but somehow it became a day of cleaning and slumbering... I feel rather like the worst bits of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty rolled into one. So it is with gratitude that I accept Angela's tagging for a meme, which saves me thinking of something myself...

1. Pick up the nearest book
2. Open to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the next three sentences
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you

Well, what do you think the book nearest to me is? You guessed it - The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters. At least I don't have to worry about it having at least 123 pages...

Oh dear. Page 123 doesn't bring out the best in the Mitford clan...

[Letters from Diana to Deborah, 2nd June 1938]
"Last night the Fuhrer was talking about which of us was going to the Parteitag, and he says he specially wants you to go. Isn't it wonderful. I told what a marvellous rider you are and he thinks you are so beautiful and wants you to see the Parteitag while you are young."

Oh, Mitfords...


  1. Simon, Your sketch arrived yesterday afternoon! I love it and will be putting it in my visual journal. I'll post it on my craft blog and let you know when it's done. Thanks for sending it so quickly! ~Linda

  2. They were nothing if not a multi-political family ... thanks for doing the meme.


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