166–Return of the Lady

Heather

Mother, knitter, spinner, writer, wife, weaver, host...not necessarily in that order...

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  1. Denise says:

    I know it was a few episodes ago that you said it was hard to find guar gum or xantham gum for the gluten free flour…This might help. Benefiber powder is guar gum.

  2. Karen S. says:

    Just something silly to add; your discussion of the St. Crispin’s Day speech made me remember this little youtube gem–40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes. It’s a montage of clips from 40 different movies, edited together to make one fairly coherent inspirational speech. It’s mainly funny for the jusxtaposition of the films (“Braveheart” and the Muppets!), and of course it’s scored with the music from Branagh’s Henry V, what else? 😀

  3. Sally Dexter-Smith says:

    Hi, Heather.
    I thought you’d get a kick out of this online commentary as seen in the Opionionator in the NYT–http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/03/theres-more-than-enough-hours-in-every-day/
    It’s about an 87-year old woman who reads at night when she can’t sleep…
    ‘My mother-in-law discusses her newfound passion with the enthusiasm of a young girl, although she can also be a very tough critic, writing “VG” for “very good” in the margins next to her favorites. Thus far, only a handful of books have received the top prize. Though she “loves” Mr. Darcy, especially after seeing the Masterpiece Theater version with the dashing Colin Firth, she didn’t award Jane Austen a single “VG.” “I can’t explain it,” she says. “I like her a lot and I wish she’d written more — was she sickly? I can’t remember — but she just doesn’t hold a candle to Thomas Mann (three ‘VG’s’). Everybody should read ‘Buddenbrooks.’ Where were those books when I was growing up?”’

    Well, I am enjoying Jane Austen. Especially when paired with your very smart comments! In fact, my husband settled in with me to watch “Emma” on Masterpiece Theater, and was thoroughly delighted with the story. So much for “chick flicks”. Thanks for broadening my reading habits. Maybe I should try “Buddenbrooks” next…

    Sally of Chula Vista