Hi! Hoping everyone had a good week! I don\’t know about you but I\’m ready to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. Here\’s this week\’s \”Five Things\” so enjoy:
\”You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight and a half years ago. Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant.\” -Jane Austen, Persuasion (Chap 23)
1) Jane Austen’s Persuasion – At least once a year I reread the drama of Anne Elliot and Captain Frederick Wentworth and sigh over the above quote. (And then remind myself that a woman wrote the book but that is neither here nor there.) Though not as amusing as Pride and Prejudice (which I also reread annually), Persuasion’s story gives another excellent glimpse into Jane Austen’s world and-as some would argue-into her as a person. The tale also touches upon the time abhorred post-relationship traditions of “unexpectedly meeting the ex” (whom you still love) and “learning that your friend is your ex\’s new love interest” which we can all relate to. If you are one of the Austen fans who has not yet read this, I highly recommend that you do at least once (a year).
2) PG Tips Black Tea– What’s a good book without some good tea? Not as good, obviously. PG Tips has a smooth, rich flavor that a black tea ought to have and seems as though it would compliment any number of your favorite teatime dainties.
Aside note: This is an unsolicited review. I enjoyed PG Tips at my hotel and returned home wanting more.
3) Let Her Go by Passenger – This folksy track really caught my interest. The arrangement and even his voice remind me of Cat Stevens which is probably why it piqued an interest. Right now it\’s a free download on Amazon.com so let me know what you think!
4) Staring at the ceiling – This time of the year starts to get a little crazy and sometimes you just have to stop everything, find a clear spot on the floor and lay down. Do nothing but pick out shapes in the textured ceiling (if you have one) and breathe. You’d be surprised how therapeutic this can be. Though it may be tempting to pass the entire day here, spans of only about 10 minutes are best.
5) Book Shelves… Literally – This super-easy DIY from Real Simple caught my eye. I\’m imagining a little makeover for my office corner as we speak.
Have a wonderful weekend and let me know what you found interesting this week using the comment link. Ciao!