12 May 2017 | Adult Non-Fiction

Raising our children, raising ourselves – book review

I’ve been to two Mother’s Day masses already this week and I have another one later today. Can you see my halo? I’ll absolutely take the flowers and chocolates, and the hugs that go with them. But I’ll also take the reflections as well. The first time I read Naomi Aldort’s book, Raising our children,…

My week in books

How many books have you read, skimmed, touched, discussed, borrowed or bought this week? I decided I would tally up mine! Read The secret scriptures by Sebastian Barry – this was my bookclub book and and it was my turn to host. Half of our bookclub had read it, half had started it. We all…

27 May 2016 | Adult Non-Fiction

Paris books – part 2

Because you can never have too much Paris – here’s a few more books with brief descriptions about the city of lights. Like my earlier post about Paris books, this one is written for my friend, M, who is travelling to Paris soon with her family. The flaneur by Edmund White – this is a…

20 May 2016 | Adult Non-Fiction, Art, Paris

Paris books – part 1

This post is for my friend, M, who is travelling to Paris and other European cities with her family soon. I stayed in Paris for three weeks a couple of years ago – to celebrate my 40th birthday, do a writing course, take some art classes and shop, of course – alone! It was magical….