Friday, January 21, 2011

What I'm Reading

My sister asked for Merry Hall for Christmas, so I gave it to her and borrowed it to read.  ;-)  Beverley Nichols has written many books, and this the first of his second trilogy - am I confusing you?  Anyway, it's hilarious.  It's set in post WWII England, and is the story of his experiences restoring the garden of an old estate he's just purchased.  I've ordered books 2 and 3 for myself...

The other book I've just finished is Jeanne M. Dams' latest Dorothy Martin mystery. These are set in England in the present day. She is also working on a series of Hilda Johansson mysteries, set in South Bend, IN around the turn of the twentieth century.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A New Car!

This is my newest toy!  A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air in a beautiful turquoise blue.  It's 1:12 scale and came from the Danbury Mint.  I haven't had the courage to try putting the top up yet - I'm so afraid I'll break it!  I'll take some better pictures in a day or two, in the daylight, but here I'm trying to show off the lights that actually work.  The headlights switch from high to low beams with a dimmer switch on the floor.  Pressing the brake pedal turns on the brake lights - what a concept!  :-)