Cake as a Cure

Just a quick post today as I have had a lazy day eating cake and anti-inflammatories.

One of them seems to have worked as the pain and swelling in my foot has gone down. If I am attacked by joint pain in future I will try cake as my first choice of treatment.

I’m currently watching Sense and Sensibility on TV. For me, Jane Austen is better on TV, and Sense and Sensibility is also better in the Emma Thompson version. I confess I’ve always found Austen difficult to read. While I’m at it I may as well admit I feel the same about the Brontes.

I am not a great reader of classical literature, as my attempts at self-improvement have shown over the last few years, as I tried to plough through several variations of the 100 greatest novels.

Although the plots may end up tweaked for film and TV it doesn’t really matter as I’m watching for entertainment rather than as an academic pursuit.

Today’s photos are of the owl sculpture at Harlow Carr garden – it works better when you are standing there next to it, rather than in a photograph.

14 thoughts on “Cake as a Cure

  1. higgledypiggledymom

    Cake, sculpture, good TV sounds like a perfect cure. I avoid the Brontes, having read their most popular and feeling let down, gave them over to what is better entertainment. Daughters share their latest book reads with us, and often they are really enjoyable…although I am way behind! Those are the new “classics.”

  2. tootlepedal

    I had just finished watching Pride and Prejudice (the one with Keira Knightley) when I came to read your post. I like reading Jane Austen and I miss the author’s voice when I see a film of her work but her dialogue is pretty good so the films work well.

    Keep eating the cake and get well.

    1. quercuscommunity

      I was listening to a programme on Jane Austen on the way home in the car – I really must read the books.

      The cake is now finished and it will be Christmas before we have cake again. šŸ™

    1. quercuscommunity

      I think I read the Brontes too early – Deans editions when I was ten or eleven. I’ve never felt like going back until watching Jane Eyre on TV last week.

      1. quercuscommunity

        The trouble was that I went to a school that taught us to read starting at three years old so I was able to read stuff I couldn’t understand – like Gulliver’s Travels. Having said that it still isn’t a favourite read…

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