Friday, July 10, 2009

Five on a Friday

First, one of my favorite book bloggers: Caty at Miscellaneous Mumblings gave me an award! Caty's favorite author (Georgette Heyer) is mine also, so I value her reviews. Caty gave me a Bookworm Award. I'm passing it on to Cabinet of Wonders and Deb on the Run.
Second, I'm excited to see a familiar potter at etsy: Klickitat Potters. I visited their shop last summer when we were on vacation in White Salmon, Washington, and I bought one of their pitchers. There's a lovely pair of goblets on etsy, as well as a green mug I'd like to add to my collection.
Third, I finished reading an interesting book this week: Facing East, by Frederica Matthews-Green. The author is married to an Orthodox priest. I know very little about Orthodox Christianity, and this was an informative book with flashes of humor.
Fourth, my husband and I discovered a delightful miniseries on DVD. Mapp & Lucia features Prunella Scales and Geraldine McEwan as two 1930s-era women each wishing to be the most prominent in the society of a small English village. If you like Wodehouse Playhouse, you'll enjoy these quiet comedies as well. There are two seasons. The acting is amusing, a little overdone in the manner of a live theater production.
And fifth, my husband cooked us a lovely morrocan dinner last night using this cookbook: Modern Moroccan. There's an apricot dessert--apricots stuffed with ground almonds and covered with puff pastry--that is fabulous for dessert as well as breakfast.


DebD said...

Thanks so much for the bloggy award.

I'm glad you enjoyed Facing East I've met FMG several times (she was at my dd wedding) and she is just as kind in person.

I've never heard of Mapp and Lucia . It sounds very interesting and right up my alley. One hubby and I recently enjoyed was Mulburry. Not fantastic, but very sweet. It also has Geraldine McEwan, which is what made me think of it.

Sophy Nextdoor said...

Deb, we love Mulberry too! Mapp and Lucia is a little silly by comparison, perfect for a tired evening. Have you seen Geraldine in any of the Marple mysteries?

DebD said...

Yes, we've seen the new Marples and think they are dreadful and revisionist. Sorry. Nothing can compete with the Joan Hickson's version.

I enjoy silly - especially after a long day. Thanks again!

Sophy Nextdoor said...

Deb, I like Geraldine as Miss Marple, but I don't like what they did to the Marple stories.

Sophy Nextdoor said...

And when it comes to Agatha Christie on tv, I much prefer Poirot!