The original book in the series by Alexander McCall Smith charmed us. Mma. Precious Ramotswe, a woman of "traditional build", uses her inheritance to start the first ladies detective agency in Botswana. Such a simple premise but rich with engaging characters, the sights and smells of Africa (Smith does a fabulous job conveying them), and amusing story lines. My hubby, who reads very little fiction, enjoys these books along with me.
We were delighted to hear they were being made into a series by the BBC! Last night we watched the first episode. Qué bueno! Precious, Mma Makutsi, and Mr J.L.B. Matekoni are exactly how we envisioned them! How often does that happen? The BBC does a fantastic job of converting the flavor of the books into film and we look forward to following their adventures in Botswana (filmed on location).
In other exciting news from yesterday...I had my hair cut. It was a couple weeks overdue but couldn't be helped. I should have had it done right before conference but was just a wee bit busy at that point. And then I was busy being a wee bit sick. So finally yesterday we made it over to Florencia's new shop and she trimmed both of us up. That was my big outing for the day since Spanish was at our house.
In Spanish we started out talking about our trip into Cordoba on Monday, and I mentioned the scrumptious homemade flan we'd had at lunch which led to us looking up the receta online, actually several recetas for flan since there's a vast variety. Who knew?! I have a growing list of cooking terms to work on in the process.
Today we'll be working on art related terms.
While getting art supplies on Monday I also picked up some gorgeous batik paper in luscious Spring colors: lavender, green, melon pink, orange, yellow and blue. Not sure exactly what I'm going to do with it, but I foresee some card making in my future. Right now it's enough to just look at it ☺ Anyone else have a paper fetish? I know my daughter does! She and I once spent half a day in a paper store in Georgetown (and I used my most excellent finds to make the invitations to the bridal shower I was hosting my soon-to-be daughter-in-law). I don't have any specific occasion in mind for this paper but I'm sure something will come up.