Saturday, 28 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
watching the sunset from the kitchen window...
finding the perfect frame for a picture I love...
precious family breakfast...
reading The Shell Seekers every summer and Winter Solstice every winter....
coffee and cake on a quiet afternoon while the flat is still filled with the aroma of baking...
the smell of old books...
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Do you want to see what was inside?
On each page there's a different drawing from animals, plants etc that can be found in Greece
(I don't know about the mermaids though!! :) )
I love them!!!
Well, if you'd like one of them to be yours,
together with some of the stationary you see in the second picture
some surprise 'girlie' things,
all you have to do is tell me which one you like best - simple, right?
I'll draw a name at the beginning of the following week (and send the winner the notebook of your choice).
Edit: the draw will take place on Wednesday as there's something else to blog about on Monday and Tuesday is usually a very busy day.
Hope you like them!
I'll visit you over the weekend.
ONE LOVELY NOTEBOOK HAS NOW FOUND AN OWNER. THANK YOU.
Monday, 9 November 2009
Thank you all for your wonderful, meaningful comments on my last post. I'm so happy to see that lots of people love reading.
I've been planning a giveaway for a while now but still not ready as I have ordered something for you and it hasn't arrived yet; hope it's here by the end of the week.
Have a lovely week!
Friday, 6 November 2009
~ William Faulkner ~
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
~ Henry Ward Beecher ~
If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand,
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my
mind rather queer. (1952)
~ Anne Frank ~
The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one
on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.
~ Benjamin Franklin ~
I have good reason to be content,
for thank God I can read and
perhaps understand Shakespeare to his depths.
~ John Keats ~
Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
This pile was on my bedside table some days ago. I had to put some back on the shelf as there's no way I'll manage to read all of them any time soon. Do you like any of the quotes? My favourite one is the second. My defences are all down when I'm in a book shop. I could have added a couple of magazines in the photo.What are you reading these days?
PS. Stay tuned; there's a giveaway coming up!
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Last Friday I received my birthday present from my pen-friend in Malaysia. I sort of guessed part of the contents; you see, when we met in London in April we were talking about books and told her I didn't have time to find a second-hand copy of The Shell Seekers and she said she would find it for me. She's sent me other books since then but not this one. So (clever me!) I suspected she was saving it for my birthday. I've read the book a hundred times (almost) but always in Greek; I can't wait to read the original.
There was also another book which she says is very good (and if she says it's good then it is), two more bookmarks (I need to take a picture of all the bookmarks she's sent me and show you, they're endless!) and ...
... a silk caftan with a hand-painted peacock on it!!! It's gorgeous (if I may say so myself)
Thank you my friends for spoiling me! I need it and I appreciate it so much.
Take Care everyone!
Monday, 2 November 2009
... there was a ♥ precious ♥ family breakfast
... there were beautiful colours in the sky (please ignore the rooftops)
... there was a delicious, warm meal on Sunday
...there was lego-playing while mum was ironing (imagine whole mountains of clothes)
...and 'pic-nicking' on the living-room floor (the piles of clothes you see is the 'food')
...and of course, there was coffee, home-made biscuits and a good book
...and, needless to say, more coffee, cake and the same good book.
While thinking about November, these two ideas sprung to mind: