Friday, November 14, 2014

Not a Very Spiritual Post

After working non-stop for days and days, so much so that I could read only your blog and ignore everyone else's, I thought I'd stop for a coffee and share some finds with you.

Find number one: Scandic Way of Life.




These people sell lovely, simple clothes, with clean lines and good fabrics. International celebrities such as myself wear their dresses while we clear out the fridge or pass the roasted vegetable quiche off as homemade. I particularly like the Sorgenfri Sylt collection, whatever that means, and all these fine socken:





Find number 2: What became of Anna. As a child, I read When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr over and over again, and now I discover that there is more. Bombs on Aunty Dainty is on my bedside table and A Small Person Far Away is rushing toward me in the post.



Anna's mother is highly strung and cannot sew, just like myself. I dearly hope she will survive the war.

25 comments:

  1. Hello Mise.....can't beat a good book......I'm struggling with my book, May have to swap it in at the Library tomorrow....do you have any recommendations? Thanks x

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    1. I surely do, Niki. You must read John Carey's What Good are the Arts (2005), which is always good for a gentle laugh. I believe some new books by various authors have been published this year, but I haven't had a chance to read them yet.

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  2. Excellent, all. I need some sockets in my life.

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  3. Dear Mise,
    that's the stylish way to serve roasted vegetable quiche' (why do I think of Tom's mock tudor? Do I confound it with mock turtle? Anyhow - "Sorgenfri Sylt' means - in the first word: "worry-free", well, and Sylt is Sylt: the island I wrote a little chilled through post about, not long ago. Had I but known your promising socks!

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    1. Thank you, Brigitta, for your helpful translation! When I tried to translate those words into Irish (with Google Translate) my computer exploded and became pink dust.

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  4. Although I am knitting my own socken I like those socken very much. Now, how much is €8.95 in £s?

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  5. £7.11 Sue, probably cheaper than buying the yarn...

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  6. Thank so much for the book recommendations Mise and am so happy to have "Sorgenfri Sylt" explained!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  7. Books and socks …… a great combination. I'm so pleased that you took a break from your hectic workload. Back to the sofa for me and my book of the moment … ' The Night Circus ' by Erin Morgenstern. XXXX

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  8. Thank you so much for only reading my blog, Mise. I knew I could rely on you.

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  9. Always very stylish here in an elegant and understated way. I'm not sure I could carry off a Sorgenfri Sylt though. Might manage one of the livelier socken.

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    1. 'Lively' is the perfect word for those socken, CJ. Wish I'd thought of it.

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  10. Funny how we are both perusing Scandi sites - it must be something in the water - loving the socken - very flash

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  11. Hello Mise

    I can see you in that beautiful blue coat and the dresses too. The socks are so cheerful too.

    Thanks for your book recommendation. I'm reading Nora Webster by Colm Toibin.

    Have a great weekend
    Helenxx

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  12. Mise, you're a minx. I pottered over to have a quick looksee and turned into a monster. I put together a glorious outfit I now absolutely cannot live without in five minutes flat. My virtual shopping basket totalled four figures.

    As for what I'm reading? Why, your blog and nobody else's.

    Heather xx

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    1. We seem to share a taste in clothing, Heather; I recall spotting a Ness top of mine over at your place. And indeed how lovely you look.

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  13. This could not be more timely. Thanks to Marie Kondo I have thrown out many socks because they did not spark joy so I am now in dire need of the socken above.

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    1. I'm planning to buy that book too, Lucille, so I suppose I should stock up on the socken in readiness, so as to mitigate risk.

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  14. Socks can be spiritual, surely, and necessary ... I seem to have just purchased two pairs.

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    1. A blessing upon your soon to be colourful feet.

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  15. It's simply splendid to see, a little late in the day for me, that you have returned to Blogger's fair shores, Mise!

    And stop tempting me with those colourful socks.

    Stephanie

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  16. I'd definitely go crazy over those socks!

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  17. I sincerely believe that with socken bleu on my feet, I would soon be off to trip the light fantastic with other socken compatriots; and with socken fuchsia glamming my gams, Ms. Pippi Longstocking herself would invite me to tea.

    Neither of my libraries carries the Judith Kerr book. I will have to interlibrary loan it from foreign shores and wait patiently for it to arrive.

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  18. Or , indeed , zorgvrij sokken ... just what I need in the run up to Christmas .
    That , and some yoga .

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  19. First one? Well yes if I had a house to re-mortgage! Far too expensive.

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You're looking particularly well.

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