I am feeling a little giddy at the moment. I made a promise to myself that I would buy myself a handmade bookshelf and after a lot of searching around I think I have found the company I want to make it. I wanted a case made from rimu timber, as that is what my grandfather use to work with, yes he was a carpenter and has made me very discerning about quality and workmanship. I also want a wood that I know is from sustainable forestry. It has proved a little more expensive than I thought but a side trip to https://www.ferratum.co.nz/ has helped me out. Hopefully will be posting some pictures of it soon. So excited, ‘sad’ my brother says but he’s only jealous!
The influential author in my life was Margaret Atwood and her book “The Handmaiden’s Tale”. This dystopian tale shows how a fantasy novel can be compelling, satirical and a warning. I remember how angry I felt when I first read it, that women lost control over their bodies and their right to reproduce as and when they decided. I also remember how shocked I was when the fact that was exactly what was going on in some countries today but that is a discussion for another time another blog. I still read Margaret Atwood as I find her challenging but for me none more so than the first one I read. What was your influential author? Write in and let me know who and why.