In August I spent a couple of weeks in Bourgogne with my family. Far from the packed, non-stop, beach holidays we tend to go have on the Italian coast, this holiday can be best described as quiet, rural, beautiful and fuelled by wine, wine, wine.
The quietness of the holiday meant that I had loads of time to mess about with my camera. I’ve included a few photos of the best bits of the holiday here.
It’s set to be another chilly, rainy UK summer weekend (sob, sob, sob). BUT surely the rain is excuse enough to lie in bed with coffee, toast and a couple of good reads? I’ve spent far too long reading the internet this week, so I’ve put down three of the best bits that I’ve seen here.
Last week I wolfed down two books by the Colm Tóibín.
I picked up The South from my mum’s bookshelf without knowing much about the author or the story. I literally could not put this book down.
Dear siestas and naps,
In England you aren’t really the norm.
You’re for babies, toddlers or old people. For sick people or for people who work night shifts. If something tiring happened to me the night before, or if I couldn’t sleep, I’d try and nap.
But I’d probably feel guilty about sleeping in the day and that I should be doing something productive instead.
Though, sleeping is better for you than watching TV, they say. Maybe I could justify you with that? Surely that could counteract the laziness with which you are associated in the UK? Continue reading
When was the last time that you read a book that you struggled to get out of your head? When you read as slow as you possibly could when nearing the end to make the book last longer? When, on finishing the book, you struggled for a few weeks trying to find something to live up to the story you’d just devoured?
This is exactly how I felt after reading Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan novels. The set of four novels, starting with My Brilliant Friend, recounts the story of Elena Greco and her turbulent friendship with Lila Cerullo.
If you’re look for denim, Noisy May is the brand to go to.
And if you are looking for an inspirational and gorgeous lady, look no further than Lauren Wasser, the new face of the brand. There’s no doubt that Lauren is beautiful; tall, thin, blonde etc. etc.
However, she is also extremely strong and resilient. A few years ago Lauren had to have her leg amputated due to suffering Toxic Shock Syndrome (yes, that thing that tampon packs warn you about, that you think you’ll never get.)
Now, Lauren is a trailblazer and role model for anyone who has had to have a limb amputated. “I’m like A$AP Rocky, but instead of a gold grill, I have a gold leg.”
When living in London it doesn’t take much to set me off day dreaming of the seaside. Here are a few seaside destinations that I would happily return to in a heartbeat!