Spent the weekend reading Cormick McCarthy's unrelentlessly bleak book The Road about an unnamed man and his son travelling through a post-apocalyptic America. It is spare, compelling, frightening and makes you want to hug your children and love the planet more. I've also been listening to Margaret Attwood's lectures based on her amazingly prescient new book, “Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth”. Written before the global financial meltdown, it basically is an argument that the developed world needs to change the way in which we conceptualise debt and in doing do may create a better future for ourselves and our children. Attwood is intelligent and witty - an easy listen.
Sewing - just a bit. I completed the muslin for my skirt based on view A of http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V8426.htm?tab=skirts_pants_includes_designer&page=2 and cut it out. My husband was reading in the upstairs lounge were I do my sewing, so haven't begun yet.