Monday, September 30, 2013

9 o'clock

It's 9 o'clock and I'm still working (first email sent at 8 a.m.)
All would be fine except both on Friday and today the Northern Line, that most frail and elderly of tubes, conked out. On Friday I had to improvise by taking a bus to the Piccadilly Line and hopping on a tube, travel time Barnet-Stratford 2 hours; today I had to get on a bus at Archway (I know this means nothing to non-Londoners), travel time Harrow-Barnet 2 hours.
Good book that made Friday tolerable: A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka (finished it)
Good book that made Monday tolerable: The Subversive Stitch: embroidery and the making of the feminine by Rozsika Parker (started it).
Good news that made the day tolerable: Offsprog One's magazine, Hidden Eggs, looks like it might happen. It has been slow progress, but she's doing it!
Good photo of Offsprog Two's embroidered Nick Cave Portrait:
But really, Northern Line- get a grip!

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