How is your week going so far? My Mum is visiting and we have been lapping up the Spring weather. This weekend we plan on doing a bit more vintage shopping, visiting our local farmers market, and celebrating Fete des Meres on Sunday - France's annual Mother's Day celebration.
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Have you seen RBG, the documentary about Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg? She's such an inspirational woman, and the trailer has me super excited. I can't wait to watch it!
I just finished Dept. of Speculation, the highly acclaimed and awarded novel by Jenny Offill. It felt to me as though Offill used the fewest words necessary to tell this story, but somehow managed to create a deeply sensitive and cohesive narrative exploring an ailing marriage and motherhood. I finished it in two evenings. It took me a few chapters to succumb to the fragmentary structure, but then it started to flow for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Beautiful 'totem' sculptures by artist Ashley Hicks.
We were introduced to Ferdinand's Saar Quince Gin at a gintoneria in Lisbon, and it is the most delicious gin we've ever tasted. Highly recommend!
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