Elspeth Thompson's The Wonderful Weekend Book had been on my wish list since it was published. I decided that as I am to start working crazy hours next year; it would be a good idea to reclaim some time when I actually have a weekend off rather than frittering it away doing mundane tasks.
I was filled with anticipation as I waited for the book's arrival and I am enjoying reading it and already storing some ideas away for things to do that will make my weekends more enjoyable. Not that I haven't got plenty of crafts on the go already, but it is always good to have a change.
After dipping into the book, I decided to find out a little more about Elspeth and I was saddened to learn that she passed away earlier this year at the young age of 48 years. It seems that she was severely affected by depression. She was a blogger and her husband wrote a moving tribute to her on her blog.
Elspeth was a wife and mother but also a talented writer and broadcaster. Her obituary appeared in The Telegraph and can be read here. I may be late in discovering Elspeth's writing but I feel that I have discovered a friend who will lead me in my new journey and fill me with enthusiasm for some of life's more simple pleasures.