Monday, 24 October 2016

Book Club Sunday lunch

Yesterday our book group gathered to discuss 'Transit' by Anna Seghers, first published in 1942. The story is about refugees during the Second World War and their desperate efforts to get to a place of safety.
 


Given all that is going on in the world at the moment it was a troubling read.
But the company, the setting and the food were all great. Janet had redecorated the small sitting room with a pop of colour and it really displays her embroideries and paintings by Steve and friends beautifully.


 Painting below by Alf Stockham.
 Daisy was not impressed. 
'Wake me up when the food is served.'
 Situated by the Severn Estuary, the quality of light is wonderful.
 The sun was setting as we left.

 You can see how the environment influences their work.
Oil painting by Steve Jacobson.
Today the weather is cold and wet and I'm well wrapped up in winter woollies - it's a very invisible Monday! 
But last Monday was a different matter, warmth and sunshine in Corfu and the opportunity to wear a  sundress from Gap in my favourite colour purple.
Worn with a fair trade cotton crochet sunhat and a M&S cardi to share with Patti at Not Dead Yet Style.

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    1. Yes, there's something about sky over water that is magical.

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  2. Both places have such beauty! Love your purple dress and cheery hat too. Thanks for linking, xo

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. It's a fair weather outfit, so it doesn't get out much!

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  3. I just love reading your blog. I think of you as the English pen pal I never had. You write "just enough" and take some seriously smashing photos. Always happy when I see you've posted a new entry.

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    1. What a wonderful compliment from you, Michelle, thank you, and I'm delighted to be your English pen-pal. Tomorrow Janet and I are going to London to catch the Georgia O'Keefe exhibition before it closes, what a pity you cannot come with us!

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    2. I've visited Santa Fe, New Mexico, and seen the extensive collection of her work in the museum there. Unfortunately I did not get to her "Ghost Ranch" in Abiquiu. Enjoy the exhibit!

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  4. Whenever I see a nice purple dress I often think of you. It is such a great color for you. When I saw the photo of Daisy the dog I almost envisioned one of your nice sleeping pooch sketches.

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    1. How lovely to be thought of, Connie when you se a splash of purple! Daisy is now a very grouchy old pooch and not prepared to pose nicely for anyone.

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  5. Lovely colors! I am wondering if there will a reason to dress in anything other than shorts this year. Just when I think we are having a bit of relief, the temps begin rising again. Oh well! Love your purple hat. I always love reading about your book group meetings. I hope your week is going well. Hugs!

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    1. Bonnie!! I'm decked out in layers of clothing and woolly boots and still feeling the damp creeping into my soul. I think I must belong somewhere else entirely! (Warmed up by your hug, however.)

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