Tuesday, 29 November 2016

my quiet coffee moment



Today I needed a quiet coffee moment with books and notebooks. As soon as I had taken the photo, my Persian prince came downstairs and fell asleep on the table, next to the stack of books. He's snoring. Does anyone else feel as if in these last days they have been bombarded with commercialism? I'm referring to the endless Black Friday and Cyber Monday emails filling up my inbox, often more than one from the same brand within 24 hours. Enough is enough! This morning I mercilessly clicked the 'unsubscribe' button and kept only book and textile-related newsletters.

Did you see the Little Women-inspired doodle on Google? Writer Louisa May Alcott was born on this day, also C.S. Lewis. I have been thinking about the film (1994) all morning. Winona Ryder was wonderful in the role of Jo March and I have always had a soft spot for Gabriel Byrne who played Professor Bhaer. It's been many years since I read the book. Perhaps if I get a copy of the Penguin clothbound classic I will read it again. Speaking of books. Soon I will share my review of editor Robert Gottlieb's Avid Reader: A Life. It was the last one on my 'Booktober' reading list and I finished it before all the others. A likely indicator of how much I enjoyed reading his memoir.


8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful, serene photo.

    I have a hard-backed copy of Little Women from my childhood that I read to my seven year old daughter and then we watched the film with Wynona Ryder. I agree, she was wonderful as Jo.

    I'm working my way through The Romanovs 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore which is fascinating, but quite a few names to keep straight.

    Enjoy your serene moments.

    SassyinDC

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    1. Thank you for commenting. How wonderful to still have your childhood copy and being able to read it to your daughter ... precious moments. The Romanovs? You definitely mean business ;-)

      (I didn't see this comment until now, sorry for my late reply.)

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  2. Chantilly's Courtyard30 November 2016 at 14:34

    This is a lovely shot, Lisa...looks like the perfect place to be! And, yes, the holiday madness has already started--crazy. I cannot wait to get our tree up to focus on it and block out the rest of the world!

    My best to you and your family,
    xo Lisa E

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    1. Hi Lisa, great to hear from you. I think I have become an expert in the blocking and my inbox feels so much lighter ;-) I hope December is treating you well. (I didn't see this comment until now, sorry for my late reply.)

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  3. I rarely comment on blogs but wanted you to know that I am a regular reader of yours and enjoy it so much. Your writing and photos never fail to give me a feeling of contentment and calm. Thank you! Kathleen in Hawaii

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting, Kathleen. It's always nice to hear from the regular readers out there. Greetings to Hawaii! (I didn't see this comment until now, sorry for my late reply.)

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  4. Hi Lisa :) I love these posts, make me want to teleport myself into your photos (as I sit here working on advertising material for yet another promotional event...) Just one thing, the film is from 1994 :)

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    1. Thank you Lea. Glad that I can take your mind from work ;-) Why on earth did I write the film was from 2000?!! Too much coffee, probably! (Didn't see this comment until now, sorry for my late reply.)

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