Year: 2015

Further Consequences of Reading: The Goldfinch and “Value Added” Books

I’m a bit late on the bandwagon, I know… but I’ve just started reading Donna Tartt’s newest book, The Goldfinch. I was a little hesitant to even begin it, despite all the praise I’ve heard. My experience last fall with Eleanor Catton’s book, The Luminaries, put me right off “big” books. And when I say “big,” I mean …

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Going South

Last year. Today I’ve been thinking about last year. When we escaped the endless winter by going south… twice.  When we spent two weeks before Christmas in Costa Rica. A week on the west coast at a small resort near Quepos, where there was warmth and colour. And no snow. Hubby snapped this view on a day …

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Sunday Style Part Deux … Cardigan Refit, Refresh…or Recycle

Last week I wrote a post about the transition from work to retirement, from a professional wardrobe to a more relaxed, casual “Sunday Style.” You can read that post here. This transition can be challenging even if you start the process a couple of years before you retire, like I did.  The transition, for me, is …

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Paris Dreaming

The view from my window these past three days has varied, to say the least. From brown grass and ice-covered river, to sideways snowfall, to nothing while the freezing rain pelted my window and obscured the view altogether, and finally to a limp, iced-over, sodden mess of frozen tree branches, melting snow, puddles over ice, and ankle deep …

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