Case Histories, the popular television series based on Jackson Brodie detective novels by Kate Atkinson, is coming back to our screens later this year. And I for one, can’t wait!
Get on-screen with Jackson Brodie
If you fancy being on-screen with Jason Isaacs* (pictured above), then Sunday is your lucky day.
Case Histories is looking for extras for this Sunday – 30 September – in Edinburgh. And if being in the same room as Mr Isaacs is not temptation enough, the brief is: to be at a party. Sounds good to me!
And… you get paid as well!
To take part email a picture of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org
More info on Case Histories http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011whc9
*I believe there are other actors in this show but I only ever notice Mr Isaacs.
On Saturday we had a lovely, lovely afternoon at Jupiter Artland the contemporary sculpture garden just 30 minutes west of Edinburgh at Kirknewton. It really is incredible to see these sculptures set against a backdrop of landscaped gardens and ‘wild’ forest.
Here’s our day in pictures. You can find out more about the works and artists on the Jupiter Artland website.
Jupiter Artland also has a fabulous cafe serving delicious salads and sandwiches. I absolutely loved my chicken, butternut squash and feta concoction.
Though rain had threatened in the morning, we arrived to glorious sunshine and whiled away a few hours in the garden over a long lunch.
Viv and I having photo fun in the fabulous mirrored caravan/cafe.
See our April, May and June books on our Book Lovers Group here
February book The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by T E Carhart
Last night’s discussion of this book really divided opinion between those who while enjoying the start found that the book quickly became dull, uninspiring and unconvincing to those who thought it refreshing, enjoyable and a joy to read. Fifteen people attended and scored the book an average of 6.1.
Free service for Book Groups
City of Edinburgh Libraries has launched a marvellous new scheme for local book groups. Over 100 titles are available for loan to book groups. Fifteen copies of each book can be borrowed for up to 6 weeks. This means we’ll no longer need to buy or borrow books individually – it’s a great idea!
We’ve decided to choose some books from the scheme for our Summer reading. You can see all Book Collection titles at the link below. Leave a comment below this post with your top 3 and we’ll make choices from the suggestions at next month’s Book Goup
Remember to leave a comment below with your top 3 preferences for our July book from the choices here.
Yesterday we went to see The American with George Clooney. From the first shots in the opening scenes when I almost jumped off my chair, I was kept in a state of high alert waiting for George to be shot. It was tense, mean, moody and I liked it. I thought George pulled it off, even though many critics disagree.
Over our post-film coffee/red wine clothing featured rather heavily on the agenda.