Sunday, October 19, 2014


A is for Art

When down south I bought another painting from Brenda.  A sunset at Swansea...

I bought this one from her last year, of Marion Bay, but it reminded me of the beach I walked on every morning at Stanley...
I'm getting in before she gets famous and I can no longer afford to buy her work :))
 B is for Books

These are from Book Depository (which will be my financial ruin). I recently re-read Brene Brown's  The Gifts of Imperfection, and have bought her other two books (Daring Greatly and I thought It Was Just Me).  You can read about Brene and her books on her website HERE.  Have started the I Thought It Was Just Me book...
Looking forward to reading the Anne Lamott and Anna Quindlen ones also.
Still reading Book 2 in the My Struggle series.  It's very good but can get quite heavy and intense...not the sort of book you want to be reading in the middle of the night when you can't sleep.
So when I was in Launceston recently looking for a pair of shoes, I bought this Kate Llewellyn book.  She is an Australian author and I have reserved some of her other books from the library. 
I still haven't been able to find a pair of shoes I like (sigh), but when all else a book!!!
I am really enjoying Kate's book, it is a calming, gentle, interesting read...just the thing for 2am reading...

C is for Charity Knitting

Had the knitting ladies here again last week.  We have put together 5 cot blankets to send to KOGO...
(Judith-Anne, Betty, Roma, Shirley)
 D is for Drawers

Which I bought from The Black Hen this week...for my new house, but I think I might be getting a bit ahead of myself...
E is for Earth
It's official!! The purchase of the  block of land has been finalised.  Now for the building process...

Gosh...I seemed to have a lot to say this time.  Must try and not let it go so long between posts...
Oh...I wanted to leave you with this quote from the final thoughts in Brene's The Gifts of Imperfection book...
"wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness.  It's about cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much gets left undone, I am enough.  It's going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn't change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging." (p125)
The best thing we can do for ourselves is be ourselves!!
PS - I just have to tell you that Lin Enger (brother to Leif Enger) has a new book out!
They are both amazing writers and I have read all their books. guessed it...I've ordered it from Book Depository ! :))

Linking the books and knitting to Ginny's blog for Yarn Along!


  1. hello lynda,
    DON'T leave it soo long, between posts.
    i really like the a, b, c, d idea.
    i am going to use it on my blog.

    1. Hi Debbie! I also finally changed the photo at the top of my blog. Taken from the same place as my foggy, winter one as I love the water rushing over the spillway :)). Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!! xx

  2. A cute post - I wondered if you'd go through the whole alphabet! I have also bought a painting because it reminded me of something other than what it was. It's nice to have original art.

    1. Hi Lisa! I'm getting quite a collection of art work together. Roll on house to put it in... :)) xx

  3. Gosh you have been doing a lot, including some major things. I recently reread (I think for the second time) Traveling Mercies. I love how Ann Lamott describes the presence of God following her around like a cat that wants to be let in. I really like Brene Brown's books, and have been sent Daring Greatly to read. Somewhere she says that we actually harm ourselves by trying to fit in, rather than be authentic.

    1. Hi Christine! Have yet to read Ann's's on the list! Started Brene's 'I Thought It Was Just Me'. Her books are so full of wisdom and wonderful quotes!
      And my bedtime read is Kate Llewellyn's book which I am really enjoying...such a gentle, easy read!! xx