I have struggled to think of something to blog about and finally it hit me. Before Christmas I was pointed towards The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (thank you, Deb).
I’d never heard of it, nor had I heard of the film of the book. But it was one of those novels that as soon as I started reading, I just knew I was going to love it. I couldn’t put it down and when I finished it, I was so disappointed – that it had to end.
What a lovely book, brimming with real characters that you can see and hear. I will take character over plot any day, but this book has both. I shan’t summarise it here as I’m not great at reviewing books, but you can read more about it on Amazon.
It has certainly rekindled my love of reading which has been dwindling in recent months. It is the quickest I’ve read anything in a long time.
And I love bees. Once a swarm of honey bees descended on our house and set up shop in the firethorn in the front garden. A local beekeeper collected them – he got them to move into a box which took a few hours. He said it was a big swarm with up to 50,000 bees.
I’m reading currently reading a book about a bird flu pandemic hm! Not a good choice when I have a cold, sore throat and cough!!
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I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who left messages here and also emailed and sent personal messages about Indy. I was completely overwhelmed by your kindness. It is sadly something we all go through and it never gets easier. It was a blog post I had dreaded writing, but knew the day would come and I knew in my heart before Christmas that we didn’t have long.
We had a card from our vet, Tom in which he said Indy was one of the gentlest dogs he’d ever had the privilege to treat. What a lovely tribute to him.