There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort – Jane Austen

and when it’s raining and there’s hot chocolate with magenta silk to wear the package is perfect. Things that have kept me from blogging have calmed down.  It is wonderful to be back online and do (one of my most favorite memes) the week’s faves:

Relaxing an entire week. Our students were rioting last week.  Armed police and the media got in. Guns were involved but no one was injured.  Academic operations were suspended for a week but not our pay: a bonus on top of being safe. Students here are usually happy when classes are canceled. Well, teachers are just as happy. 🙂

Going easy on my ISP. I try to grin and bear it when internet is slow. But it gets a bit irksome when it’s gone for hours. ‘… Nah, count your blessings,’ I thought of the riot and the one week holiday. Patience delays wrinkles.

A new-to-me cafe called Secret Recipe. The mushroom chicken cheese and garden salad brunch lasted me the rest of the day.  I fancy a return to try the cakes which are their specialty.

Listening to my money’s worth. Mama is quite animated on the phone as she describes CJ at their Language Week show in school. He made it to the finals in some contest, but the fact that he participated at all is enough to make me happy tackling pricey therapy sessions not covered by insurance.

Reading Northanger Abbey. Fave number 1 came with a serendipity. I fluttered into regency dream mode, a default with Jane Austen. The bookmark is a flea market find.

I mentioned a literary puzzle on a previous Friday’s Fave post and remembered some FFF participants saying they wanted to see a picture of that. So here it is:

This post is linked with Susanne’s Friday’s Fave Five at Living to Tell the Story.