Saturday, March 26, 2016

Moominvalley and Flame Trees of Thika

A couple of old favorites this week.

Moominvalley in November is one of my favorite Tove Jannson Moomintroll novels. When my children were young we discovered the Moomintrolls and I still enjoy reading them. In this one Fillyjonk (one of my favorite characters in these books) hears something in a wardrobe and thinks there are bugs, freaks out, and goes into a frenzy of cleaning. I definitely relate!

Another old favorite: The British TV series The Flame Trees of Thika, based on Elspeth Huxley's books about living as a young girl in Africa. We had the series on videocassette and I foolishly donated it to the thrift store years back, then realized it wasn't to be found online. Fortunately it came out on DVD in the past year or so and I ordered it. There's nothing like it and we're enjoying it again this week.

The books are wonderful too!

Otherwise, the weekend has been productive. The vegetable garden is about 1/3 in, I have a good number of saplings cut to prep and begin my fencing project (something akin to a wattle fence), and I've seeded some bare areas in the barnyard and front field.

That's 3 out of about 267 things but I celebrate their doing nonetheless!

Happy Easter! Spring is definitely here.


6 comments:

Kate said...

Happy Easter to you as well! Not spring here yet, but there are beginning to be signs . . .

Grey Horse Matters said...

Well, three things done is better than none! Happy Easter...Happy Spring!

billie said...

True, Arlene! Hope your weekend is wonderful. :)

billie said...

Kate, glad you are seeing signs there. We had a huge rain last night and this morning I am seeing grass grow almost before my own eyes. It's such a potent time of year.

Matthew said...

The Moomins and Flame Trees. Two great memories!

billie said...

I love both still!!