April 28, 2011
The 'best things in life aren't things' post is about appreciating non 'things' in life. (And Yes, i realise sometimes some of what I write could be classified as a 'thing')
1) The colours of the leaves as they turn - reds, oranges, yellows and greens.
2) The crunch of dry leaves under foot
3) Standing under a tree as the wind blows the leaves from the branches and the leaves raining down on you.
Posted by Pumba at 6:50 PM
April 19, 2011
Food: BBQ chicken
Drink: Blue Creaming Soda cordial
TV Show: Criminal Minds - gee that one with the young honeymoon killers was full on
Song: Dreams by Gabrielle
Book/Magazine: How to Break Your Own Heart by Maggie Alderson
Piece of clothing: Ok, its actually shoes this week - a new pair of tan coloured slouchy ankle boots with a tapered heel. Love them.
Other: The last remnants of sunshine/warmth - its getting really cold here already
Posted by Pumba at 6:40 PM
April 16, 2011
April 05, 2011
Melanie LaBrooy's Bittersweet, (also known as The Wedding Planner) is a great read by one of my favourite authors. I love LaBrooy's novels, they are the perfect balance of hilarious and real.
This book is centred around 2 sisters, one of whom has an upcoming wedding. Sabrina is a famous TV actress, whilst her sister Mimi is jobless and drifting through life. When Sabrina offers Mimi the job of bridesmaid/organiser of the wedding, after years of having not spoken or gotten along, all kinds of emotions get thrown into the mix. The story gradually unfolds as you find out about how each of the characters connects with one another (a tangled web of secrets and connections), as well as their history, their secrets and their insecurities. Family bonds, personal insecurities, wedding planning and a small glimpse at celebrity life are the crux of this story, and once all the story has unfolded, all those insecurities, mistakes and personal attributes suddenly make sense. Melanie LaBrooy somehow manages to touch on a range of serious issues, such as alcoholism, cheating, dieting and abuse, but in a relatively lighthearted and nonburdening way.... but jsut enough to make you think.
I really loved this book and I'll definitely be reading it again.
Posted by Pumba at 7:01 PM