Friday Finds

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I’ve been devouring books lately – I find reading helps me sleep better and I’m trying to avoid screen time late at night. I’ve been really enjoying the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny, set in a small town in Quebec, Canada. So far I’ve sped through book one, Still Life and book two, A Fatal Grace.

My husband attended a funeral last week for a young woman who died of breast cancer, leaving a behind a young family. What on earth do you say to her loved ones? I found this piece really helpful – How to Write a Condolence Note by A Cup of Jo.

Time to start thinking about buying my 2016 planner. I adore this one with  gold spots.

Mmmm pulled pork. I love cooking it in my slow cooker (crock pot) and it is always such a crowd pleaser. Check out this recipe by A Fresh Legacy.

Every month I love the printable calendar and phone wallpapers by Zu. Here is the design for September. 

I’m thinking about starting (a very informal) book club for the blog. I yearn for more book nerd talk. Want to read along with me?

Happy weekend. x

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12 thoughts on “Friday Finds

  1. I get annoyed by spiral calendars. On this one at least the spiral is covered, so it doesn’t get smooshed, but I find the pages tear out. Maybe I’m just too rough with my calendars? Glad to find a fellow paper calendar admirer that starts looking ahead to a new agenda once the year ticks over into the second half… Ha ha.

  2. I would love to read along. I am half way through the third Ken Follett book about the world wars. Your inspector books sound interesting and I love fictional books that are based in real history.

    1. I love historical fiction too! A recent favourite has been the His Fair Assassin trilogy by Robin LaFevers. Set in 17th/18th century Brittany, the stories about young girls trained in a religion convent to be Death’s Handmaidens, who then interact with the ruling families of the time.

    1. I know what you mean, that happens to me too sometimes. When you read a whole paragraph and then realised you took absolutely none of it in and have to go back and re-read it…happens a lot!

  3. I love reading but struggle to find the time…I’ve been looking for a casual online book club to try and motivate me to find the time – your idea sounds perfect!

  4. A book club how much fun is that! Next to sewing and cooking I love to read (when I get the time) a casual book club sounds great not only to hear about other types of books but to be able to talk other like minded people about it. I do agree with you Ros I too try to avoid technology at night in order to wind down from the days event.

    1. Excellent! It will be very casual and if the book interests you, read along, and if not, you can wait and read the next one. I’ll announce the first book very soon, keep an eye out!

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