Thursday 19 February 2009

Pink Pyjamas

Although I can cry at the drop of the proverbial hat during any soppy film/book, I'm not one to be easily brought to tears. The last two days at work have been horrendous, Too much to do, not enough time in which to do it.

This morning I was concentrating on remaining calm, when I heard this conversation between two colleagues who sit near me.

A - I'm reading a wonderful book at the moment.
S - Ooh, what't is called.
A - The Boy in the Pink Pyjamas.

Don't you just love it when that happens. Needless to say, I had a good giggle and cheered up immensely.

I am reading this book (see pic), Forever My Lady, by Jeff Rivera, which I won on Liane Spicer's fab Wordtryst blog. Happy Birthday, Liane. It's about a juvenile delinquent named Dio who is sentenced to prison boot camp, whilst his girlfriend Jennifer is in hospital recovering from being shot in a drive-by shooting. It's a brilliant book, I'm loving it. In fact I was telling the ladies (from the pink pyjama conversation) all about it and recommended it to them too.

I'm off to sit in front of the fire, and eat some of R's freshly baked bread covered in Boursin. Yum.


Amanda said...

Glad you are smiling :-)

Enjoy your baked bread x

HelenMWalters said...

That does sound like a good book. And fresh bread with Boursin sounds pretty good too.

Melissa Amateis said...

Nothing much better than freshly baked bread!

Lane Mathias said...

Sorry you've had a rubbish couple of days.

Love the 'pink pyjamams'.
Also love Boursin. Very much:-)

Annieye said...

Work is pants. It gets in the way of so many things. I can almost smell the bread - delicious!

Grumpy is indeed very handsome after his blow-dry.

Liane Spicer said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes, Debs. I'm totally enjoying my day!

I'm so glad you're enjoying Forever My Lady, and I'm going to let Jeff know. I haven't yet read my copy; my reading is suffering these days, but I'll move this one to the top of my TBR pile!

DJ Kirkby said...

Well I would never have bought a book with that title without your reccomendation but if you like it then I am willing to give it a go. I def want to read 'the boy in pink PJ's'!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Amanda - thanks, I did.

helen - it was very good, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

melissa - true, and I shouldn't really eat much of it.

lane - I always feel better as soon as I've left the building.

It made me giggle too, they are so funny.

annieye - you're so right, it just gets in the way.

He is handsome, isn't he?

wordtryst - I'm glad you had a wonderful day.

The book was wonderful, I finished it last night and missed several programmes as I was so absorbed by it.

dj kirkby - it was so well written, I was completely absorbed by the story.

Carol said...

Awww, I'm sorry your having a crappy time at work :-( but at least you have lovely R to bake you fresh bread :-)

C x

Fionnuala said...

I feel left out. I'm almost afraid to admit it but I dont know the book? Have I been living in space for the last year or what? Fx

Fionnuala said...

Okay, I get it now. Striped pyjamas - christ I need a coffee!!

Troy said...

That's the problem with work - the more you do the more they give you to do. 40 hours a week is only a quarter of the whole week yet it always seems a lot more doesn't it.

Unknown said...

I am *so* glad I no longer have a 'proper job'. Hope things on the work front improve for you.

Freshly baked bread - yum!

Nicky said...

I know how you feel about work, sometimes it is as if I am banging my head against a brick wall here!

Anonymous said...

Hope your weekend is better! Nothing like bread and cheese to take your mind off things.

Tamsyn Murray said...

Work sucks. I think I might win the lottery tonight and then I will give you a grant, Debs, so you can eat Boursin and fresh bread all day if you want to.

Is it home time yet?

Chris Stovell said...

Oh, good thinking, you're always (well, often) off to do something to do something nice - bread and boursin sounds just what I fancy now. And, HURRAY, my visitors have gone so I might just have to sling myself on the sofa with a good book and something yummy myself.

Kaye Manro said...

You know what is funny? I thought I alreaady commented on this post, lol. Well I'm here now-- I so hope you enjoyed your fresh baked bread, Debs.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

carol - he really is lovely. I arrived back to a roaring fire & baked bread.

fionnuala - that was brilliant. I needed a laugh. You sound scarily like me!

troy - you've summed it up perfectly.

shirley - I keep dreaming that one day I'll be able to support myself with my writing...

tawny - it certainly feels like that to me, most days.

motherx - I love the weekend, whatever it's like. As long as I'm not at work, I'm generally happy.

tam - aww thanks so much.

chrish - freedom from visitors is always bliss. Good for you for taking it easy for a bit.

kaye - I keep doing that with comments. Maybe it's a google thing.

Flowerpot said...

sounds a great book - and that boursin and bread sounds even better!

claire p said...

I have pink PJ's! But then I'm a girl. I love the title and will look out for it.

I must start making bread again, nothing like it. Have a slice for me :0)

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

flowerpot - it was excellent.

claire p - I love homemade bread, R is brilliant at it. I'm not though.