Love in the Time of Cholera by boxplayer

Love in the Time of Cholera

Never read any 'magical realism' - apparently this isn't as magically realistic as some. I did enjoy reading it - very lyrical and descriptive and full of quirky characters and certainly covered love in all its forms. The only thing that I felt uncomfortable about were some of the depictions of what was basically rape - and the paedophilic relationship described towards the end.

Solstice and the longest day - how have we got here. The swifts were wheeling around, the foxes were in the garden all day and it was warm and mainly sunny.

Had breakfast outside, and was late starting work (at home) because was finishing my book. Also wanted to put a wash on, make some gluten-free bread and clean our tea-stained cups.

So finally logged on at 9.30. Mainly a catch-up with one of my staff and tidying up a bit of an email backlog. Finished at 1.30 having taken an afternoon's leave. Then it was a massive tidy up: hoovered, cleaned the bathroom, tidied the sitting room and the kitchen.

Prepared the bedding then when I got the text from my cousin K, went out on the bus to Tottenham Hale to her and family off the Stansted Express. Lots of luggage just like last year, as they've just spent 2 weeks in Tenerife.

Luckily the 123 wasn't too busy but we still had to do a bit of negotiating around people with buggies and big bags getting on and off.

Home to nibbles and guacamole waiting for Dave to get home. Did a buffet dinner of baked potatoes, various fillings and salad. They went off to the park for a bit then when they returned, had a bit of chocolate and cheese and Dave made the girls milkshakes.

Shattered though so was in bed fairly early.

21 June 2019
Walthamstow E17
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