I have been spending a fair amount of time this week checking on the progress of the ash cloud over New Zealand and the earthquake tremors in Christchurch. The big questions around our house is "will she or won't she fly out on Friday night?" The New Zealand Herald and Qantas websites have had my full attention these past few days.
Every now and again, I drift onto other sites, find something interesting and post it onto my Twitter page and Collage of Life Facebook page. When I look back at them, I can see a snapshot of my week. I was thinking that there might be something in it for you too....
A snapshot, in Tweets and Chatter...
I came across a great book, 'Garden People, Valerie Finnis and The Golden Age of Gardening', here.
To this, I added my post on Gardening Style. You can check out the very chic women gardeners of yesteryear, here.
Do you have kids applying to USA colleges? Check out the insiders guide to college admissions, here.
If you love the idea of living in Paris, have a look at this book, here.
The Travel Bookshop in Notting Hill tweeted on 'The Independent's 50 Best Summer Reads', here.
I went shopping last weekend to a Midsummer Fair and came across some great finds, here.
I was glued to the BBC programme 'The Country House Revealed' the other night, check it out here.
If you read my last post, you will know that I am supporting the 1000 Schools for 1000 Girls initiative with the CCLEF, here.
Do you know where self confidence comes from? Read here.
Lastly, check out this great weekend bag, here.
Chats with Facebook friends.....
My Facebook friends and I are having great chats about our favourite books. This week we have talked about, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson, Educating Alice by Alice Steinbach, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and many more... you can join in, here.
Vivian wrote to recommend books from her Arts Book Club. She mentioned
'The Passion of Artemisia' and 'Luncheon of the Boating Party' both by Susan Vreeland.
You can read about both books and more, here.
A sigh of relief to see that others like my new Purple Paisley Palazzo Pants, here.
Sunflowers have been on my mind, if they are on yours as well, read here.
Going vertical in the garden was big talk at the Chelsea Flower Show? Learn how, here.
How am I doing all this?
Via my iPad.
A delightful little invention.
Thank you Apple.
I love it so much, I bought it
a brand new travel cover.
My last little creation of the day was a few bits
and pieces to hang on my market basket.
A friend made Scrabble earrings for me
with my initials. I decided I would
enjoy them more seeing them everyday,
alongside my silver cross.
Off to check on that ash cloud again
and then pack.
Best wishes to one and all for a lovely weekend.
I will be reporting from Christchurch, New Zealand
next week, with my iPad.
If you would like to follow me on Twitter and Facebook,
you can find links along my sidebar.
I would LOVE to have you join me!
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