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(5) Things we love…#105

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woman with mirrorA week of balancing acts. But I am getting there. Curiosities, information and opinions to brighten your busy or lazy days. Have a great weekend. I will be working….

whatsapp 70sOne. This made me smile – the caption reads: Whatsapp group in the 1970s….

California redwoodsTwo. I often say that when I am stuck, all I need is a walk (or a run). Linn Ullman says it much more eloquently, when talking about her father, Ingmar Bergman (via Austin Kleon).

languages-of-the-world-1Three. Do we really think English rules the world?? Spotted by sofa girl on Bored Panda

jesse owensFour. If you read one thing this week, do yourself a favour and read this letter. It will only take a minute. And, in these times of divisiveness, racism and all around nastiness, this will restore your faith in humanity.

IvankaTrumpFive. Not sure how I feel about this. Even Ivanka Trump should be able to buy baubles without the world knowing. But I do feel a sense of admiration for how the women who fulfilled her web order reacted. And what they did is pretty classy.

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  1. Love this week’s favourites! I’m quite surprised to see my mother tongue so well represented in the languages of the world (although I’m very sure it’s not the form I speak, but Brazilian Portuguese that takes centre stage). That letter brought a tear to my eye, but it also made me very happy – in a world so divisive, it’s good to see how people still manage to find each other every day. Finally, I’m torn with #5 – I like the brand’s reply, but Ivanka (as you so well wrote) deserves to place an order as a private person and not be harassed by it… I feel their publicising the whole thing is more a PR move than anything else, which takes out some of the lustre of this whole thing…

    (By the way, thanks for going to my new website! I did reply to you but am not sure you’ll get a notification back – I’m still working on a few glitches there.)

    August 20, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      I agree with you – the whole Ivanka Trump thing was a publicity stunt but I couldn’t help gloat a little….and no, I didn’t receive your reply. Will wander over there on my own…

      August 24, 2016
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  2. I love your posts and this human touch that I can feel when I read things like the Letterman you mentionned here.

    August 20, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      Thank you so much Cosmina. You sound like a very sweet soul.

      August 24, 2016
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  3. I’ve been running a bit more this week – it’s how I de-stress. Exorcising a few demons, I suppose.

    And the letter in #4 almost brought tears to my eyes (but I think it’s partly because I’ve been reading ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, and maybe partly because I’m tired (it’s almost midnight here))

    August 20, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      I chuck the tears down to hormones but you are too young! I compose some of my best soliloquies when I run….all lost to posterity by the time I get back home.

      August 24, 2016
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