The big news for this morning has been that a team successfully landed on White Island and recovered six bodies. I am glad those families can now have their loved ones returned to them, and feel for those who must still wait – two bodies have not yet been found and a search will be made another day for them.
|Hamilton Lake, with Mt Pirongia in the background (2008)|
Yesterday I felt inspired to rid myself of more of my book collection. Now that I am downsizing my possessions, I want all my books to fit into one bookcase. Not an easy task and this is the third time I have attempted it, but I think I might just about have got there!
My collection of Georgette Heyer books is much too large and I have singled out the best ones to keep and some to dispose of. However some of them I simply couldn’t remember what they were about so I am going to work through and re-read those ones.
The result of that decision was that my nose got stuck in this book yesterday, to the exclusion of everything else in my life, until I had finished reading it. It is a terrible character fault of mine, that if I find a book interesting I have extreme difficulty in putting it down.
Cousin Kate is a Regency (English) romance with a touch of thriller thrown in. The outcome was semi-predictable, but I still enjoyed the story. Georgette Heyer’s books are full of well-researched details and the stories she wrote generally have very plausible plots, but I really don’t need to own twenty-seven of them.
|The book I read|
I went to Aqua-Zumba class again this morning and loved it. The pool water was quite cold to get into but we soon warmed up. I still can’t keep up with our instructor, but it is enjoyable exercise and leaves me feeling good.
|Our local pool, the Gallagher Aquatic Centre|
I saw the funniest thing on my way to Zumba – I was sitting at the traffic lights, with all the traffic stopped, and a rat bounded across the pedestrian crossing. I had no idea that rats were so road-savvy!!