Once again I've tried to stay indoors as much as possible today while my cold improves. Changes of temperature send me into paroxysms of violent coughs which, as well as being painful thanks to pulled stomach muscles, are liable to send any passersby running for the hills in fear of Aussie Flu! I've caught up on a few admin jobs around the house but also took the opportunity to do a spot of reading. My current book, The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor, is a murder mystery set in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London in 1666 and a bit of a page turner. Settling down this afternoon I grabbed a coffee and couple of welshcakes to go with it and was inspired to shoot the scene as my offering for this week's 'words' theme over on the Photoblog forum. If you fancy participating in the theme do pop over to the weekly theme thread and see what it's all about.
The little pocket bear I bought recently (christened Cuthbert by my Mum) decided to better himself today by reading one of the books I received for Christmas. Bystander, a history of street photography, is a hefty tome - so weighty in fact that it's not the sort of book you could use as bedtime reading without doing yourself a mischief!
Of course, the words proved a little too challenging for a bear of small stature and a brain made of wool so he decided in the end just to read the pictures. I, on the other hand, will be reading it from cover to cover when time allows!