Today's theme for the UK at Home photos is called 'Morning Rush' and these refuse collectors were certainly rushing around this morning intent on getting the job done. We hardly had time to get the cameras switched on before they were halfway down the street, and my attempts were a bit dire so this one is Paul's photo.
You could tell that they were quick because they arrived over half an hour earlier than usual and several people were caught out and rushing to put out their wheelie bins in their dressing gowns and slippers.
On the Book Club Forum one of the topics was 'your ten favourite characters from English Literature.' I had to think really hard about this and I have left several out of my final list but this is what I finally came up with:-
Sydney Carton – Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre – Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Kathy Ellerbeck – A Month in the Country – J L Carr
Obadiah Slope – The Barchester Chronicles – Anthony Trollope
Captain William Dobbin – Vanity Fair – W. M. Thackeray
Kester Woodseaves – Precious Bane – Mary Webb
Elinor Dashwood – Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
Gabriel Oak – Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
Margaret Hale - North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
Dickon - The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
There are, of course others including:-
Lotty Wilkins - Enchanted April - Elizabeth von Arnim
Margaret Wilcox - Howards End - E M Forster
John Ridd - Lorna Doone - R D Blackmore
Jacob Armitage - The Children of the New Forest - Captain Marryat
Some of my favourite reading as a child there too.
Tomorrow's theme for a photo is 'Midday Madness' - so watch this space!