Lady Demelza has a passion for all things linguistic, which includes a penchant for crosswords puzzles. Littletree was most interested – interested enough to put aside her progress on the altered book she’s renewed interest in since Lady Demelza is about. I’ve introduced her to doing crosswords and sudokus and the like whenever we fly in aeroplanes, because flights are boring and there’s always puzzles in the in-flight magazine.
But this was the first time she sat down and really worked on one in earnest.
It was great to see how much her reading and writing picks up when she’s really motivated to do something interesting and the two of them whiled away much of a morning working out the crossword… only, as Littletree pointed out – they’re not cross, because it’s fun – they should be called happywords.