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Sunday, 22 May 2011


Went out with Nafees on a Bonnie walk to the lake - doesn't happen often, and now already twice since we are back from Pakistan.

Kept reviewing all the writing software, and me thinks that I don't really want/can afford to spend money on this particular item at this moment in time ! But made a start hand-writing notes for the autobiography. Maybe notebook (the traditional one that is, not the electronic version!) and pen are the future for me.

In the news: terrorist attack Pakistani Airforce base in Karachi. What is so shocking for me is that we visited the Airforce museum next door when we were there a few weeks ago, and apparently the terrorists got access to the airbase via the museum - I know the layout, it is very close and can see it clearly in front of me. Still, I wouldn't hesitate going back to Pakistan.

Audrey Niffenegger 'The Time Traveler's Wife'

From the blurb:

'This is the extraordinary love story of Clare and Henry who met when Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible but true, because Henry suffers from a rare condition where his genetic clock periodically resets and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or future. In the face of this force they can neither prevent nor control, Henry and Clare's struggle to lead normal lives is both intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.'

This story was well advertised and publisised, so I was aware of what it is all about - not sure if this was or was not helpful when reading. On one hand, I think had I not known tbeforehand how Henry does this time travel thingy, I think it might have been too confusing for me to read the book, especially the first few chapters. But maybe it would have been better to get me into the story if I hadn't known so much about it without reading it. Not sure here, and this may be the reason why it didn't grip me as much as I hope it would. However, what an idea for a story! I have to admire the story telling idea and how Niffenegger puts it all together. Gosh, to do any sort of timeline when writing the novel for this must have been an absolute nightmare, and maybe this is where I got myself into a pickle with this story as I kept looking for some sort of coherent timeline. But nonetheless, this is a wonderful and endearing story which will have a steady place and libraries and reading circles.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Cross stitch update

Here we go - not much to show but this is what I was working on last week when I did had time for my hobby which is hardly ever during the week.

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