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I am flying to Ireland in a few hours for my cousin's wedding. Summers are weddings. Lates twenties and early thirties are weddings. Family reunions, feasts, meeting long lost cousins and fidgeting over what to wear as a guest. I'm counting on Irish beer too, for this one. Here are a few random bits and thoughts to leave you with while I am away for the rest of the week...
- Speaking of family reunions, Mark Haddon is very good at writing about these - the psychology of his characters is deep and realistic, and the relationships are explored in such an interesting way. I recently read, and recommend, The Red House.
- I am very fond of mystery novels, films and series. Especially when it takes place in a very gentlemanly universe, in the 1930's. Just discovered the Australian series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, a delightful series full of humour and elegance.
- I've been drinking herbal water all summer. A jug, some herbal tea and cold water, fresh out of the fridge. It tastes so good, and it is much healthier than ice creams and other sodas.
- Also recently discovered, Archana's blog To Universe With Love. Her travel posts revived my wanderlust, and she shares very thoughtful ideas around simplicity and well-written essays on her favourite food. A delightful read. I found myself nodding along most of her post "Set a New Intention: Simplify".
A few quotes to finish up this musing, from my handbag notebook, finally full after following me for two years, and replaced just today:
Education is what people do to you, learning is what you do to yourself.
-- Joi Ito
The present alone is our happiness.
I hope you are enjoying your summer/winter and making the best of the season! I intend to make the best of my wedding in Ireland, to bring back nice photos for you and good whiskey for myself... See you next week.