Yes it was the meeting of the reading group. Sadly a few of the group couldn't make it this time so we were smaller than usual but the dedicated
We were discussing One Day by David Nicholls. The general concensus was that it was an enjoyable book but not mindblowing in any way. We were all slightly annoyed by the main characters and I am clearly stone hearted as I didn't shed a tear at the shock ending unlike most of the group! Have you read it? If so what did you think?
We've now selected the next book which will be
We are meeting again on 1 April so not long to read it!
Something that did bring a tear to my eye was reading about the Threads of Feeling exhibition at The Foundling Museum in Sew Hip Magazine this month. In the 18th century, women who were unable to look after their new born babies because of poverty or circumstance would leave them at the Foundling Hospital. More than 4,000 babies were left between 1741 and 1760. Mothers were asked to leave a small object or token, usually a piece of fabric, to be kept as an identifying record in case they were ever able to come back for their children. The fabric was either provided by the mother or cut from the child’s clothing and provide a real insight into the fashions and fabrics of the time.
These pieces of fabric and their corresponding records tell us all about the individual babies, their mothers and their lives.Sadly many of the babies died at an early age but a few were eventually reunited with their mothers.
On a lighter note I'm sat typing this whilst watching Dancing on Ice. Am I still alone in my inappropriate crush on Christopher Dean??!!