Friday Things

It is Friday once again and on Fridays I like to share all the things I have been fascinated by, found interesting and so on.

First of all, I want to invite you to vote in the poll for my Read Around the World Bookclub to select the April book, read here, what the bookclub is and join our Goodreads group if you can. Here is my video for the books suggested for April.

Here is the poll:

The lovely Susannah Conway is doing a new e-course: Your Soul Speaks. It is all about tapping into your intuition, connecting with yourself. I have pretty much done all her e-courses over the years and always got a lot out of it and I am doing it, so join me if you can. The course starts on March 5th, there is still time to enroll.

My lovely friend Milena (she writes about books here) has recommended this website for me which is all about sustainable, plastic-free living. I have reduced our use of plastics so much, but there is always more that can be done and I am looking forward to being inspired reading Pebble Mag.

I have been obsessing about various pieces of classical music recently, I usually listen to a variety but then at times, I hit repeat on a piece for a whole week. In particular, Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor op 85, here performed by the wonderful Sol Galbetta. It was Elgar’s last big work and sadly was not popular in his lifetime as its premier was a debacle. He wrote it just after the Great War and I think you can really sense the grief and devastation and the memory of almost a naivety of the pre-war years and how nothing would ever be the same again. It is now a fairly well known piece and often performed, it is my favourite piece by Elgar, I am not such a huge fan of his pompous pieces. I need to see this performed again, so shall be scanning the programs.

Also: I rather be in this place right now.

And I leave you with this poem. Happy Friday. Happy Weekend.

Author: Melanie

I read, I eat (and cook) and I like to go places.

2 thoughts on “Friday Things”

  1. Hi Melanie, as I told you on YT I think the poll doesn’t work yet, but I’m no expert! Regarding the problem with plastic and waste in general, there’s an excellent German book from a Lady who opend up the first “Original Unverpackt” supermarket in Berlin: Milena Glimbovski. The book is called “Ohne Wenn und Abfall” (ISBN978-3-462-05019-6). In her introduction she tells a bit about herself and how she came to where she is now, how hard it was to find solutions, why she wants to avoid plastic. She tells the story of the Unverpackt supermarket, about minimalism and the zero waste movement. In the next chapters she gives useful tips for all parts in your life….cooking, cleaning, wellness, living, buying, kids, clothing, travelling, there even is a chapter on sex. I started with small things years ago, it’s not easy but even small things can help. The book inspired us a lot and has some solutions we never thought about. Before I bought this book I gathered information all over the internet but now I have one book, where I can find most of the things that interests us.


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