“Isn't that a kind of prayer? The care and maintenance of the web of our noticing, the paying heed?” - Kathleen Jamie Findings https://www.instagram.com/p/CKIFXnnlVd_/ This week's #BookSnapSunday post features Kathleen Jamie's gorgeous collection of essays Findings, beautiful, lyrical observation that captures moments of observation and experience, a lovely book to read. Findings beautifully evokes Scotland, … Continue reading Findings for #BookSnapSunday
#BookSnapSunday I will resume the travel challenge tomorrow for today I am just sticking to #BookSnapSunday, which this week is the Craig Reucassel book Fight for Planet A, an accessible and empowering read if you are looking to understand the challenges facing the planet, why the Australian government is so backward in acting to address … Continue reading Let’s make 2021 a year to fight for the environment.
A bit of end of year blogging tidy up. So how did my reading plans for 2020 go? I joined in Turtle Recall the discworld reading challenge hosted by Annemieke at A Dance with Books and to be honest I only managed to re-read three Terry Pratchett novels in 2020; the first witches novel, Equal Rights, followed … Continue reading Reading
Well April was at least a little better than March for reading but not much. I did read and finish John Bercow's memoir Unspeakable, which I quite enjoyed, although the details of UK political life won't be everyone's cup of tea. During the on going Brexit debacle I became intrigued by the UK parliaments controversial … Continue reading April reading summary – nature and memoirs
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
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.