Saturday, 10 January 2009

Thank you :)

Thank you for all your kind wishes and sympathy about my dental troubles. I know I've been a bit whingy recently so it has meant a lot that you have taken the time to sympathise and wish me better :) I'm feeling a bit better today and am starting to feel a lot more like myself :) The antibiotics have kicked in and the painkillers I have got are keeping me reasonably pain free :) I'll be back at the dentist on Thursday for my stitches out so fingers crossed I shan't have too much trouble after that. The dentist said I can expect to hear from the hospital in about 3 to 4 weeks so I'll just have to see what they say about the bits of roots in my jaw bone.

Whilst I've not been feeling well I have been reading an absolutely fantastic book that I saw mentioned on It's called "Magus of Stonewylde" and it's the first book in a series by Kit Berry. Thank you Tea With Willow, I really enjoyed this book :)

It is not the sort of book I would normally read but when I read the glowing 5 star reviews for it on Amazon I thought I would give it a go and I'm really glad I did because it is an excellent book. It's about a young girl called Sylvie who has been ill for most of her life. Her and her mother are invited to go and stay at Stonewylde, which is a secret alternative community in Dorset who follow a pagan way of life, focusing on nature and the seasons of the year. I don't really want to say too much about the plot because I wouldn't give it justice, but here is a link to the book on amazon and if you scroll down you will be able to read more about it as well as lots of reviews from other readers:

I also finished watching the first disc of the Cranford series and it's now ready to be posted back to lovefilm so I can get the next disc. I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the next one. I might be a little bit sad but I really liked the fact that Cranford is meant to be 12 miles from Manchester as the little town where I live is also 12 miles from Manchester (although in the opposite direction). Cranford was based on Knutsford, which is a place I've never been to despite it being fairly close to where I live. I've heard there are lots of lovely shops there so maybe a visit there will be in order....



Shabby Chick said...

So glad to hear you're feeling a lot better at last, you must have thought it would never end.

That book sounds brilliant, I had a look on Amazon and everyone seems so pleased with it. It sounds like the type of thing my Mum likes as well so I may try and persuade her to borrow it so that I can borrow it after ;)

Mel xxx

Shabby Chick said...

Oops think we cross posted there!

I get almost all my fabrics from ebay to be honest, the shops round here are rubbish! If you want me to email you the links for some of my favourite ebay sellers drop me a line ( and I'll get back to you xxx

Tea with Willow said...

Oh Gem, I'm so pleased you like the Stonewylde books - I got absolutely hooked on them, and couldn't wait for the next book in the series to arrive! I would not normally have picked this kind of story, but I fell in love with Stonewylde!!
Willow xx

Lisa said...

So pleased you are feeling better.
Lisa x

lou said...

Hiya,I love the sound of that book, I will have to go and have a look at that, thanks for sharing!!!

Poor you, there is nothing worse than tooth ache, glad you’re feeling better!

Love Lou xxx

Summer by the sea said...

Glad you are feeling much better and good luck for Thursday. Thank you for the book recommendation too - I love reading and it's always nice to read books that have come on good recommendation - Natalie x

Pixiedust said...

I've read the whole stonewylde series by Kit and they are probably my all time favourite books. Did you know you can join the stonewylde forum? I've been a member a while and they are a great bunch. I'm meeting up with kit and fellow forumers later in the year. I believe book 4 of he series is out in March, so keep your eyes peeled.

So glad your feeling better. Theres nothing worse than toothache, it makes you feel so miserable. Take Care. xxx

Summer by the sea said...

Hi Gem! - Like you, I read all sorts, I have just been re-visiting some books from my childhood and have just finished 'The Secret Garden' - I have now started 'The Other Boleyn Girl' but other books that I have read recently and enjoyed loads are:- 'The memory Keepers Daughter', 'The Girls', 'The Kite Runner', 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' & 'The Island' I currently have a pile of about 4 library books to get through and another 2 are on their way from amazon! - Have you read any of the ones above? - I can thoroughly recommend them - Natalie x