Book Group this morning discussion Elizabeth Strouts ' Olive Kitteridge' which most of us thought was an excellent read. It did beg the question (we all agreed) what do we look for in a book? Do we look for a) a superb standard of writing or b) a good story? Opinions were divided. Obviously ideally we should have both but what I am asking is which is more important to you personally?
After lunch I made myself go for a walk with Percy. The sun was shining and there was a strong, cold wind blowing but I managed to go the long way round, meeting a couple of friends to stop and chat to on the way. I took this photograph on the edge of the estate, about a couple of hundred yards from my bungalow: but by the time I got home twenty minutes later the sky was pretty black and within five minutes we had a snow storm. So Winter has not finished with us yet.