Friday, 28 June 2013

bon week-end

I was sitting here with my coffee thinking that it just cannot be Friday already, or pizza-day, as we refer to Fridays in this house. What happened to this week? It has flown by but it has been a good one. I spent yesterday morning in the city, as I had to go to the library, and brought home a stack of books and pink peonies. I know, I thought I wasn't feeling them this season but then I saw a bouquet and before I knew it I had purchased it. I enjoyed a latte at a one of my favourite cafés, where I also ran into an old school friend of mine from Iceland, whom I haven't seen for probably 11 years. This world is simply too small sometimes! One of the books I borrowed yesterday was Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls, which I'm now reading for the first time and thoroughly enjoying.

Speaking of books, this morning my Amazon birthday package arrived. As my birthday isn't until July, I'm not going to share its entire content with you yet, but believe me, it's a good one! Well, you already knew that I was expecting Blixen's Out of Africa, but I have to finish Hemingway before I go on a journey in Kenya with Blixen.

For the very curious cats reading this blog I will share one of my new coffee table books, just because I have already talked about it: Bringing Nature Home by Ngoc Minh Ngo (the book I meant to give to myself on the Icelandic First Day of Summer, see this blog post). It is even more beautiful than I had imagined - the photographs and the floral arrangements simply take my breath away.

Buy fresh flowers today (or bring some into the house from your garden) and enjoy a wonderful weekend!

photo credit:
Lisa Hjalt


  1. What a lovely picture of a lovely book!

    ♥ Franka

  2. Pink peonies and good books, now this is the way to start your weekend!I have the feeling you have many treasures to share with us from your Amazon package. Enjoy your pizza-day and have a beautiful weekend!

  3. Lisa you always pick the best books! Bringing Nature Home is also on my wish list! Peonies and a new coffee table book, what a perfect weekend combo xx


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