https://www.instagram.com/p/B-Tv_NopsKb/ Just a quick book snap this week, feeling a bit slack. John Lewis-Stemple is one of my favourite nature writers, Meadowland The private life of an English field is a surprisingly compelling account of a year in the life of a sheep paddock and The Running Hare is a just as compelling account of … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Nature writing
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-BSQYlp1jG/ Bit frustrated this morning; went out to get a coffee and go to the dog park to take this weeks BookSnap but forgot my phone, some days I don't think I am actually fully awake until the second cup of coffee. Anyhow thought I would grab Daniel Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year from … Continue reading Is this becoming my Journal of a Plague Year – #BookSnapSunday
The only thing it is okay to hoard is BOOKS! Just saying, if you want to do something really helpful and you have a fetish for paper products, try your local favourite bookshop and stock up on reading material for the plague apocalypse. I know the only thing I fear running out of is reading … Continue reading A paper product you can hoard.
A Finnish ski patrol, lying in the snow on the outskirts of a wood in Northern Finland, on the alert for Russian troops, 12 January 1940.public domainhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_War_in_Finland,_1940_HU55566.jpg Sisu, (pronounced see-su), a special kind of fortitude that emerges when you have passed the point of what you think you can bear and yet you go on … Continue reading The Finnish secret to life – Sisu
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9vVG27JqMv/ This week's quick book snap post, my latest purchase and hopefully my next read; Unspeakable by John Bercow the bellowing former speaker of the British house of commons, whose thunderous calls to order spawned viral interest in the goings on in British politics and many admirers of his idiosyncratic and democratic style. Articulate, intelligent … Continue reading OORRDEERR #BookSnapSunday – #DymocksReadingChallenge
This weeks Book snap is a classic of nature fiction Mary Webb's Gone to Earth. A novel loved by my daughter, who first read it in the most romantic of settings; sitting in the upstairs library of Shakespeare and Co in Paris. I bought her this first illustrated edition as a gift which I am … Continue reading Gone to Earth – #BookSnapSunday
“It was great to see the owls," I said.She smiled."Yes. They're wild things, of course. Killers, savages. They're wonderful.”― David Almond, Skellig Just thought it might be worth sharing Emily's Nature Book Club: The Big List again. This is a fantastic resource if you are looking for nature themed reads. Some of my personal favourites are on … Continue reading Nature reading and journals
Just thought I should post a quick February reading catch up, so anyone who is participating in the Gaia reading challenge can post links in the comments if they would like. It was a bit of a slow reading month for me with only three books read and only one that can be counted as … Continue reading February Reading and Gaia reading challenge.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9LSt1VJynk/ Had a much needed weekend camping trip to Queen Mary Falls, used it to start finding my sisu. Sisu is my favourite word at the moment, and what a great concept it is, hard to translate it roughly means; everyday courage but maybe something a bit more than that. A Finnish concept and the … Continue reading Finding my sisu – #BookSnapSunday
A bit of a slow blogging week but here is a quick #BookSnapSunday will be back to normally blogging and posting this week. https://www.instagram.com/p/B85xB8jAerU/ It has been a really chaotic week this week, but back to normal hopefully this week. Just a quick Instagram #BookSnapSunday I picked an old comfort read Dodie Smith's lovely coming … Continue reading “I Write this sitting in the kitchen sink”. – #BookSnapSunday