Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"A most inconvenient sitting room"

In Pride and Prejudice, Lady Catherine de Bourgh observes (in conversation with Mrs Bennet at the Bennet's home):
"This must be a most inconvenient sitting room for the evening, in summer; the windows are full west.''
I reflected on this as I basked in the sun this morning: the room was warm and the sitting room comfortable; in my mind it was late spring with light from an Italianate landscape streaming through the windows; the Mendips as the Tuscan hills.

It is possible to be on holiday at home.

We don't find it inconvenient at all.


[In other good news, the cat seems to be happy and the dentist fixed my broken filling].

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