I always think this is one of the best days of the year. We’ve (hopefully) had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and we’re preparing to welcome in the New Year. In our house, we enjoy the ‘lull’. Me? I love to curl up in front of a roaring log fire with a glass of something tasty - wine, whisky or a long gin and tonic - and lose myself in a good book.
It has to be a very special book though.
Over the course of a year, I snatch the odd hour here and there to read. I might read for an hour or so in the evening or a couple of hours over the weekend. Today, though, it’s ‘me’ time. It’s still the holiday so I can read all day without thinking of chores or writing. That, for me, is the height of luxury.
Today’s special book is THE LONG DARK TEA-TIME OF THE SOUL by the late, great genius, Douglas Adams. It features holistic detective, Dirk Gently, and is a comic fantasy mystery. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve read this book, but it makes me cry with laughter and is my favourite book of all time.
So think of me today, sitting in my armchair in front of a roaring log fire with a glass of something tasty to hand, enjoying THE LONG DARK TEA-TIME OF THE SOUL. Again.
How will you be spending today? Will your day be as restful as mine? And if you had to choose a really special book to read, which would it be?
I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and I wish each and every one of you a very happy New Year!