We had sunshine this morning for the first time in weeks and the shock was too much for my cable TV company and Exeter went off line. It is only then that you realise how much you rely on the internet.
We wandered down to the sea at Budleigh Salterton, after our delicious Sunday lunch at Dart Farm, and sat on the beach. We have had an incredibly tough week so that was our excuse for our decadent and lazy day. We also had time to drive through the lovely countryside along the River Otter to South Farm where former director of the Spacex Gallery Deborah Wood's The Art Room is a pleasant place to spend time browsing the paintings and buying them of course.
Incidentally I did manage to put two more links in my sidebar yesterday without wrecking anything.
Europolar requested that I put a link to their website. This is a 'site in several languages for fans of European crime fiction covering current news of the literary genre mainly from Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, UK and Italy. There are some interesting articles about authors: Leon Padura, Andrea Camilleri and Dominique Manotti. So although I have not had time yet to fully explore the site but it looks an interesting new [for me] source of information here. When a book John Lawton's Second Violin has you laughing and crying within a few pages, and creates a range of very memorable characters who you want to follow right through to the end of the story and beyond, then you know you are reading something special. Thanks to crimeficreader for her frequent recommendations for me to read John Lawton's books. I might make a few short remarks about Second Violin next week but read the review here.
Reading Second Violin emphasises the observation made recently by Jerry Springer and Esther Rantzen on the TV program Who Do You think You Are? that the decisions made by our great grandparents and grandparents affect our lives today, some of us more so than others.