The time I've been cleaning like a madwoman for has finally arrived: our niece, Daisy, is here for two weeks from the UK. Denis had to work, and as you can see in the photo, we had a car and driver pick our niece up at the airport-- a very posh way to arrive at your final destination. Unlike previous times when we've had visitors or when we've taken holidays elsewhere, I didn't manage to get all my blog posts written and scheduled for this block of time.
|Daisy arriving here at Casa Kittling|
Daisy is so much fun to have around, and with all the things we have planned to do, I know that I'm going to be taking tons of photos, some of which I'll be sharing with you. So forgive me if there's a gap or two in my posting. And now I'll head out to the corral. Head 'em up! Mooooooooove 'em out!
►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
- Florida crime fiction: a guide to the madness.
- Enter an archive of 6,000 historical children's books, all digitized and free to read online.
- The Victorian cards that explained how to use a book to flirt.
- Am I the only one to see this as an accident waiting to happen? The Object-A chair bookcase.
- When Robert Kennedy delivered the news of Martin Luther King's assassination.
- Bookplates hold the secrets to books' past lives.
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
- The wreck of the USS Juneau-- famous for the five Sullivan brothers-- has been discovered in the Solomon Islands.
- Satellite images reveal eighty-one pre-Hispanic settlements in the Amazon.
- A classic painting worth millions has been found in a closet. Wish I had a closet like that...
- A trove of ancient "freedom coins" has been unearthed in Jerusalem.
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
- Billions of birds migrate. Where do they go?
- Experts may have unearthed a baby Tyrannosaur fossil in Montana.
- Thirteen of the most adorable pets owned by famous writers.
►The Happy Wanderer◄
- The historic home of Amy Archer-Gilligan, a female serial killer in Windsor, Connecticut, whose story inspired the Broadway hit "Arsenic and Old Lace."
- Where to see the fabled Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs.
- Fifty rare dinosaur footprints have been found on an island in Scotland.
- A new statue immortalizes Mary Thomas, the woman who led a revolt against Danish colonial rule.
- How legendary storm chaser Tim Samaras changed the face of tornado science.
►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄
- Can you guess the famous book from the last line?
- The thirteen biggest backstabbers in literary history.
- Fourteen unusual cookbooks that were still fit to print.
- The seven creepiest manor houses in mystery.
- Twelve Robert Frost quotes that have made all the difference.
- The forty-nine best covers of The Long Goodbye from around the world.
That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.
Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!