Sunday, 10 May 2015


After a fairly busy weekend, a little Sunday afternoon relaxation in the garden was called for. I had hoped to complete the first of may latest pair of 'Roger Socks', but a good book interrupted my good intentions.

The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist has recently been announced and there were three  of my favourite authors included: Ali Smith, Anne Tyler and Sarah Waters. However, the one that really caught my eye was 'The Bees' by Laline Paull. It's her first  novel and so far (Chapter 3), I'm hooked!

The story is set in a beehive and explores the terrifying hierarchical structure of the beehive colony. It's the story of Flora who, despite being born into the lowest echelon of bee society, manages to change her destiny and her world, in the face of an increasingly desperate struggle for survival. 

So lovely to sit in the warm sunshine, at last!

Let's hope it's here to stay for a while!


Tilly Rose said...

How lovely!
With your wind chimes jingling and beautiful flowers I feel as if I'm sitting in the garden sharing a cuppa!
bring on the summer living in the garden...
I'm looking forward to sorting out my garden this week to!
Tilly x

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Such a lovely visit to your garden Ros.
That book sounds great, I think I'll get a copy.
Enjoy the week.
Susan x

Anna Prasad said...

Gorgeous flowers in your garden. I like the sound of that book too. Have a great week!

Kathy said...

Our neighbour keeps bees. We are inundated by them They leave yellow deposits on our windows. our cars and my washing. They come into our house when the doors are open.Last year they swarmed all over our poor dog. Luckily she wasn't stung but she was traumatised. I'm afraid to say I'm sick and tired of bees.
You have some lovely flowers in your garden. Enjoy the sunshine xxx

Josie said...

What a perfect post, books, gardens and knitting! Your photos are fantastic and I am in awe of all the gorgeous socks in your last post x

Mitch and Molly said...

Your flowers are just beautiful!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

josiekitten said...

So nice to be able to sit out in the sun and knit. Long may it continue! Looking forward to Saturday!! xx

knittingsandwich said...

beautiful day to sit outside and knit!
such lovely flowers - thanks for sharing!