On a grey day last week I took my book to a local cafe and sat at a table near the window.
I ordered a pot of tea and a hearty bowl of soup.
There were scads of people lunching and chatting yet I felt quite sheltered by the noise in my little corner by the window.
Kate Morton's book "The Lake House" has so many twists and turns that I cannot figure out the mystery that she has so cleverly crafted.
I have been lunching on soup quite a bit as I find it such a comforting meal.
Simple, hot, tasty and nutritious.
I've noticed a lot of dandelions on the boulevards that line the streets nearby...
many lawns are dotted with the yellow flowers that are considered by many as noxious weeds.
We have a gadget for pulling these long rooted weeds out of the lawn.
The taproots can be 8-10 inches and if you don't get the root in its entirety it will grow back with a vengeance!
I received a lovely gift from a local author.
Thank you for the book Lise-Lotte!
has written a book about
the gift her Mother gave to her while she was in Hospice.
Her Mother was an avid gardener and was happy pottering about in her "glasshouse" in her garden by the sea.
The greenhouse was a gift from her husband many years ago...
Lise -Lotte, friends and family dismantled the glasshouse and moved it carefully
before reassembling it in her back yard...and by all accounts it was a challenge!
(Lise-Lotte's Mother, like my own Mother, wore Chanel No. 5)
The House of My Growing Dreams
Lise-Lotte popped in a packet of Earl Grey Tea
several of her beautiful art cards
and so I put the kettle on and brewed some tea while I read her book.
Lise- Lotte has used many beautiful snapshots of her garden and greenhouse
in the book...
Lise-Lotte has written a lovely tribute to her Mother
shared with us her vision for the greenhouse
how it will play a new role in her garden.
Lise-Lotte uses it for entertaining
as well as growing and propagating flowers
The author is able to pop out and sit in her greenhouse
all year long
sipping a cup of tea or a glass of wine.
It is a quiet refuge, a place for reflection and contemplation.
Having recently lost my own Mother
I can understand why Lise-Lotte likes to spend so much time in her Mother's greenhouse.
I feel that she, like me, is looking for moments
when we can be close to, remember and honour our Mothers.
If you are in the Victoria area you can find Lise-Lotte's book at:
Ivy's on Oak Bay Avenue,
Tanners in Sidney on Beacon Avenue,
Thorn and Thistle Flower Merchants on Bowker Avenue
Russell Nursery on Wain Road
Southlands Nursery In Vancouver also carry the book.
I received this book as a gift and in no way am I being reimbursed by the author
all opinions are mine.
More lunchtime comfort soup...
this one, a creamy tomato basil bisque
with a side of salad and a baguette slice.
I am looking for some new book titles and know many of you are avid readers.
What are you currently reading or which books are on your wish list?
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