RAIN! And happiness

As I write we are in the middle of a wonderful fabulous heavy rainstorm.  Ahhhhhhhhhh!  I know this makes me sound like I’m 80 instead of 40, but the relief in my joints when a storm finally arrives is BLISS.

The other cause of happiness: Today a book arrived from my Mum and Dad:

On Food and Cooking - you NEED THIS BOOK!

On Food and Cooking - you NEED THIS BOOK!

I had the first edition – in fact, I have had SEVERAL copies, one I which I gave to my Dad – but somewhere in one of the moves I lost MY copy.  When I was at my brother’s over Christmas I was browsing his copy and remembered how much I enjoyed it – and so Mum and Dad kindly agreed to buy me a new copy.

So now I have the revised edition, with lots more info, I think I may have got the better end of the deal!

The charming and erudite Harold McGee continues to write about food and science – his most recent monthly column can be found at this link or by clicking the “news” tab on his website.

(*giggles* I might add that the book doubles as a handy weight for triceps and biceps work – you need strength to hold this up to read, or your nose will get smashed!)



  1. Sue’s avatar

    I have to say my headache vanished when the rain broke, but I was not so happy as I was driving home from the gym when it was it’s heaviest! If I had realised it was going to be so heavy I would have spent some time on the treadmill!
    From the sounds of it, it is lucky those lumps are showing up in your arms so you can hold that book up!

  2. Caitlin’s avatar

    Sue, it’s a BIG book alright! Glad to hear your headache settled – though apparently we’re in for more rain on the weekend.

  3. Sherril Miller’s avatar

    I can so relate to the relief you get after the rain starts. My joints have been killing me but I just thought it was the fact that I joined a gym and started working out. Thanks for the reminder about the weather.

    I’ve nominated you for the Kreative Blogger Award on my blog.

  4. Caitlin’s avatar

    Sherril, congrats on starting at the gym – it’s such a good feeling when you get to the END of a workout, isn’t it?!

    Thanks for the award – *mwah*

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