A February birthday is not an occasion for picnics or garden parties, even if I have sometimes wished that it could be. It’s a time for cosying in with those I love, feeling grateful that Spring is just around the corner. This year, for only the second time in memory, it snowed on my birthday. I awoke to the enthusiastic cries of three small boys desperate to open my curtains and show me those few gently swirling snowflakes. A snow day always feels special and a snow birthday doubly so.
January’s book, This is Not a Diet Book, was a refreshing inspiration. I’d recommend it to anyone looking to re-think their diet or improve their relationship to food. For February, I’ve chosen a love story that was recommended to me during last month’s Twitter Chat. Judging it by its beautifully embroidered cover, I feel fairly certain that The Comet Seekers is a novel that I’m going to love.
Read on for the details of how The Year in Books works…
For the fourth year running, I am documenting the year with monthly photographs of my kitchen table. Capturing the jumble that accumulates here, at the heart of the kitchen, is also a way to record some of the domestic stories of our family life. You can read previous tales from the table here. read more