My 2017 in Books – ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ & ‘The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul’

And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini Having read Hosseini's other novels, I definitely had high expectations for this book before I even read the blurb. As I gradually got into the book and made some progress, I found it very different from his others and for me personally, not necessarily in a good way. … Continue reading My 2017 in Books – ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ & ‘The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul’

Twelfth Night at Bothwell Castle

Recently my husband and I went to a performance of Twelfth Night and the venue was Bothwell Castle. The stage was very small and was set at one end of the courtyard of the castle so it was outdoors. Given it was an evening in July, one might think there'd be no issue there however … Continue reading Twelfth Night at Bothwell Castle

May Your Worries be Wiped Away

May all of your worries be wiped away, from the smallest flicker of worry to that unbearable and overtaking worry. May the very worst of your worries today, be something you one day soon look back on and wonder how you ever fret about it. May the worst of your fears soon be conquered by … Continue reading May Your Worries be Wiped Away

My 2017 in Books – ‘The Bell Jar’ & ‘Disclaimer’

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar is about a young woman, Esther, from Boston who seems to have a lot of prospects but doesn't know what she wants to do with her life. This troubles her a lot because it seems to be such a contrast from everyone around her who knows … Continue reading My 2017 in Books – ‘The Bell Jar’ & ‘Disclaimer’

Disunited Kingdom

Politicians expect respect but do nothing for the people except neglect. We have to read between the lines to see the truth wrapped up in lies. The media tells us what they want us to know; They keep minds closed and discourage growth. Papers owned by the rich and sold to the poor, So their … Continue reading Disunited Kingdom

Serendipity

When you find what you need, exactly what you desire...when you aren't looking for it and when you least expect it. When he has all the qualities you didn't even know you needed,Β as well as the ones you wanted. When his personality compliments yours in so many ways, momentously and subtly. When you couldn't have … Continue reading Serendipity

The Mountain of Acquaintance

She thought of the ones who came first on this earth. The very first humans. Adam (AS) and Hawwa. The way they were both cast down to this earth to stay here for the rest of their lives. Not only that, but they were both cast down to completely different parts of the world. Adam … Continue reading The Mountain of Acquaintance

My 2017 in Books – ‘The Book Thief’ & ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll already know I love this book) This is one of those books that is timeless and will certainly always have a place on my bookshelf. It's about a young girl living with her foster parents in Germany during World … Continue reading My 2017 in Books – ‘The Book Thief’ & ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’