Last weeks horrible virus-y illness has definitely fled but it's left behind a stubborn cold so today I'm snuggling up in bed with hot drinks and honey & chocolate pancakes 🍯 (took this photo on a borrowed phone while mine is still being fixed but my cronky 4S has still seems to have compressed it down a little, oh well). // Has anyone else read Ashland & Vine? I had it on a little list of books to buy on my phone for a while and I can hardly remember where I first saw it but I picked it up a month or so ago and have just got round to reading it. "Kate, a grieving semi alcoholic film student, invites an elderly woman to take part in an oral-history documentary. Jean declines, but makes her a bizarre counter offer; if Kate can stay aver for four days she will tell her a story. If she can stay sober beyond that, there will be another, and then another, amounting to the entire history of one family's life. Gradually, Jean offers a heartbreaking account no only of her own history but of the American century itself, as a deep connection emerges between the two women which will transform both of their lives."