It seems like it has been raining non-stop for the past week. Fortunately, I really enjoy the rain especially if it is an absolute downpour. I might feel differently if I had to go out in the rain to go to work, especially since I don’t have a car here.
For now, it’s nice to just sit on the sofa with a blanket and some really bad television or a really good book. In an effort to become more attuned to British culture and history I’ve taken to reading local history books and fiction by British authors. Books that take place in England even if they are not written by British authors are also good. Some of my favourite authors have been Terry Prachett and Douglas Adams who both write light science fiction, Bill Bryson who writes observational and historical comedy books and Ken Follett who wrote World Without End and The Pillars or Earth respectively. Of course I have also re-read all of the Paddington Bear series just because I think he is super cute! Obviously, Harry Potter is another English author and setting. The only book I have on my list for Texas is Texas, by James A. Michner. Does anyone know of any other Texas books?
The rain is also helping my terrace herb garden so I have loads of tasty fresh herbs. Few things are as easy to make as homemade pesto and it is delicious! As an added bonus you can also freeze your homemade pesto and it still tastes just as good as when it’s perfectly fresh. Mmmm, mmmmm, mmmmmm!!!