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10 Great Reads

Posted in Things We Love


Whether you are planning to curl up  on the couch with a cup of cocoa or stretch languidly on a beach, these are some of our suggestions.

The Thousands Autumns of Jacob DeZoet by David Mitchell

Better known for the Booker Prize winner and best-seller “Cloud Atlas”, I fell in love with the follow-up at page 80. “Hang in there”, sofagirl counselled and I am glad I did because, if the going is a bit slow, the book then lived by my side until I devoured the last page. A wondrous and meticulously researched tale of the impenetrable Japanese kingdom in the 1700‘s told through the eyes of a lowly Dutch Indies employee, and an impossible and perilous love story, this book will transport you to a different world for its duration. The precise, lace-like intricate writing will mesmerize you too.

Reinventing the Times – the art of paper doilies

Posted in Home & Decor, and Things We Love

When I came across camparigirl’s beloved New York Times, rendered even more lovely, I couldn’t resist featuring it. The creator of these rather glorious doilies, Donna Ruff, draws her inspiration equally…

Thoughts for 2013 … setting New Year intentions

Posted in Life & Love

Fun-Frog“No-one looks stupid when they’re having fun”
Amy Poehler

Coming up with New Year’s Resolutions is very un-campariandsofa. Because we know they don’t last. Because there’s every chance we are already doing most of what we need to do. So 2013 is going to be about doing more of what works and less of what doesn’t. And having fun while we are about it. Rubber ducky ring optional.

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