Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Busy busy busy

I have two assignments to hand in on Saturday, so have not had a lot of time to blog. Or a lot of time to do things that are blogworthy. Or to do any Christmas shopping.

There's always time to cuddle the guinea pigs.

On the other hand, I got an early Christmas present yesterday when my Bookbloggers' Christmas Swap parcel arrived from Mariel of Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops. Thank you very much, Mariel!

(You may contend that I am not a bookblogger. However, if you look to your right, there's a link to something called Bibliomane, and I do sometimes blog about books there. I'm hoping to have more time and brain to write proper reviews when I'm finished with all this studying.)

As you can see, my parcel contained a copy of The Gift by Alison Croggon - an Australian writer and poet I haven't heard of before, but the book sounds like my sort of thing.

It also contained these fabulous digital socks.

I have something of a sock addiction which goes beyond a desire to have warm feet. In the winter I particularly like knee socks, which these are (moreover, they're knee socks which stay up). So I'm very pleased with these indeed. They are also so very loud and cheery that I smile every time I look down.

My last day of work is tomorrow, but from then until the weekend, I will be determinedly writing essays about Scottish Local Government. I'll see you on the other side. I can do it, with the help of my new socks -

- and my lovely assistant.


Nymeth said...

LOVE the socks! I'm a bit of a socks addict myself, and those are just perfect. I hadn't heard of the book either, but I was looking it up and it does sound good. So glad you're happy with your gifts!

Warty Mammal said...

Sweet little pigs!

My son would envy you those socks. He keeps trying to stick gloves on his feet.

mariel said...

Glad you like the socks! The Gift is one of my favourite books and I love sharing it with people who are fans of fantasy. Enjoy! And a very merry christmas.

Rosemary Grace said...

Rainbow toe socks and a lovely assistant like J, what else do you need?

Besides a time machine. I keep wishing for one of those.

My word verification is "pantalli" I wonder if blogger is trying to tell me something about the omnipotence of my cat Taliesin?

Thimbleanna said...

Good Luck K! Love the socks and your ever-smiling assistant!

Kirsten said...

Ooh, I just realized that I have a copy of The Gift lying around that I haven't read yet. It just has a different cover. Cool!

scoliyogi said...

I love toe socks. I have several pairs, they are great for yoga when it's just too cold to go barefoot. They are a particularly splendid pair.

You also have beautiful hair.

Isabelle said...

Great socks and a lovely post altogether.

Loth said...

You could read by the light of those socks, couldn't you! Cute assistant and pigs too.

Klymyshyn Design said...

Thanks for your sweet comment...I used to have long hair...are you sure you're not a knitter? You talk like a knitter...yeah, that WOULD cut into your reading time! It's a shame I can't hear your accent...I know you've GOT one! I'm in Omaha, USA.

PastaQueen said...

Cute socks and cavies! I love the socks with toes.

Anonymous said...

Love the socks!! The piggies are cute too!!