Birthday Time!

It was my birthday a few days ago. We were away; we went to Kentallen, which is near Glencoe, on the side of Loch Linnhe in the Scottish Highlands. This is the view of Loch Linnhe and the Morvern Mountains from our bedroom:

Loch Linnhe

 I’ll post more photos later on!

These are my birthday books, taken with my birthday camera:

Birthday Bks 2014All Change by Elizabeth Jane Howard is the fifth and final book in the Cazalet Chronicles, an old fashioned family saga. I loved the first four books, which I read years ago. This one begins with a reminder of where the last book ended and what has happened to the family members since the summer of 1945. It’s now 1956 and the world is changing.

A Month in the Country by J L Carr – I’ve been wanting to read this for some time. It’s a short book about the idyllic summer of 1920 when Tom Birkin uncovers a huge medieval wall-painting in a village church.

The next two books in the pile are both set in Scotland, Turn of the Tide, historical fiction set in the 16th century by Margaret Skea, who lives in the Scottish Borders and Murder in the Glen by Hamish MacInnes, a Scottish mountaineer, known as the ‘Fox of Glencoe’,  who for many years led the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team.

I’ll be writing more about these books later on.

The other two books are beautiful little books about painting in watercolours and pastels to create pictures in 30 minutes – I hope these will improve my paintings and if they do I might post a photo or two!!

13 thoughts on “Birthday Time!”

  1. Glad to hear you had such a lovely birthday, Margaret, and what an idyllic view from your bedroom! I’m looking forward to seeing your watercolours in the future :o)

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  2. A belated happy birthday, Margaret. That’s a very nice book haul.

    Look forward to more Scottish photos. We’re up there at the end of September for the first time.

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  3. Happy Birthday, Margaret 🙂 – So glad you had a lovely trip for your special day, and those are some great birthday books. Looking forward to hearing what you think of them.

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  4. Happy Birthday! Better late than never. Books look really good, and so does the photo. I am reading the Outlander series for the moment so really into Scotland. I think we all want to go there after seeing the TV-series, which seems to show a fantastic scenery of Scotland!

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