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My top 5 Favourite books, read in 2016

Aha, you caught me straying from my once-a-week only-on-Mondays post. I thought I’d slot this in as a little extra FYI. Although I do keep up my comments (as a sort of review) on Goodreads, I often forget to at least mention some of my favourite books here for you. Feel free to catch up […]

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Leave an imprint

“I hadn’t realized that music could unlock things in you, could transport you to somewhere even the composer hadn’t predicted. It left an imprint in the air around you, as if you carried its remnants with you when you went.” Jojo Moyes, Me Before You What a surprise I got and want to share with you. […]

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and then

Arms stretching, reaching as if grasping for that smear of sky the colour of someone’s baby blues. Inhaling the salty air clothed with sweet wet cedar. Juncos, chickadees, and their avian relatives flit, flutter, chirp and call. One more deep breath to capture the restorative Salish Sea air before slipping inside to the routine of morning coffee. This, the […]

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Lately . . .

Lately … . . . We have been entertaining by having couples over for brunch — what a great way to entertain! Nearly everything can be made in advance so that the morning-of all that’s needed is toss things in the oven, pull the fruit/berry plate out of the fridge, brown the sausages, and wait […]

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ones that make me think

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~Charles William Eliot Most often I’m sitting in bed or in the chair bedside my bed reading. It seems I’m so busy during the day that bedtime is the quietest and […]

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Random Photos plus Recommendations

recommend |rek a mend|verb [ trans. ] 1 put forward (someone or something) with approval as being suitable for a particular purpose or role : George had recommended some local architects | a book I recommended to a friend of mine.• advise or suggest (something) as a course of action : some doctors recommend putting a board under the mattress | [with clause ] the reportrecommended that criminal charges be brought.• [ trans. ] advise (someone) to do something : you are strongly recommended […]

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