When I came home on Friday, The Mayor was waiting on my bookcase 😍 I don't like the whole Jack Skellington on everything trend, this is my favourite character, I saw him in the Disney Shop window a few weeks ago and pointed him out. HE IS SO CUDDLY.
What the Dickens?! Wanna play guess the pun? Each of the foods are named after a book or quote from Charles Dickens- put your guesses in the comments and I’ll pick a comment to send an original drawing to this week! I won’t just be picking from the correct answers either- any comment could win! You can find the answer a few posts back over on @jellyarmchair the punny greetings card business I have with my sister. No peeking before commenting though 😁😂 we did this with our Shakesbear card earlier in the week and some of the suggestions were so brilliant when they were not even what was on the card, also highlighting quite how bad some of the originals actually are. 😳😂
I find scent inspiration everywhere, for example: this scent “The Fezziwigs”, is inspired by my brother Dan and his wife Caryn. You guys, there isn’t a couple who looooooves Christmastime more than they do! My brother is a macho football sized man with a huge heart just like Mr. Fezziwig from “A Christmas Carol”. Our family has gone to see it in San Francisco since we were children, and it’s our favorite, and we all cry. So, naturally when I think of Christmas I think of that story, that character, and my brother, sooooo, I created this Dickensian / olde world Christmas combination of orange, lemon, apple, cranberry, currant, cedar, red wine and cinnamon.
So far I’ve made four. Well, actually six but I kept one for my brother and one for myself. They are getting delivered to Hello Penngrove tomorrow. If you guys like it as much as I do, I may add it to my Holiday collection! #christmascandle#achristmascarol#fezziwig#mrfezziwig#orange#lemon#cinnamon#apple#cedar#wine#wassail#redcurrant#dickens
Woke up way too early but spent some time admiring my small collection of very old books. I look forward to the day when I figure out where I'll live next. Wherever that may be, it will include an over-abundance of book shelves! I own my own home, have inherited my parents' home, as well as 1/3 of a family home in Italy. You may think I'm living large, but it's the exact opposite. In 2006, my marriage crumbled away, and my goal became holding onto my home while I raised my three children alone. My youngest graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy this past spring, so now its time for ME, and I am in the process of figuring out what that means. #bronte#dickens#emerson#bibliophile#singlemom
Day six of my #tendaybookchallenge where I count down ten books that have impacted me throughout my life.
We were assigned A TALE OF TWO CITIES in high school and the funny thing is that the school gave us the abridged version. What's funny is that we were assigned FAHRENHEIT 451 beforehand, which is all about burning books and destroying culture. A true snob, I took my mom's edition and read the real version. I wrote about the irony of the school system's book assignments for my term paper and my teacher appreciated my sense of humour.
TWO CITIES was probably the first "classic" book I'd read up to that point, not counting Shakespeare. I wasn't sure what to expect but I certainly didn't expect to love it as much as I did. It felt like I'd taken a time machine back to the French Revolution. .
I'd argue that GREAT EXPECTATIONS is his best book but CITIES seems to be his most influential. Even Christopher Nolan found a way to reference it in his Batman trilogy. Also, probably the greatest opening lines in all of literature. How many lame newspaper articles have aped it?
In two weeks, Dickens' Christmas Carol - A Hardin County Radio Drama will hit the stage. Performances will be recorded LIVE and played back on WQXE and HCEC-TV in December! Join us for this interactive experience! #hcspac#Dickens#ChristmasCarol#RadioDrama
I found this in the place I called a home for 5 years and visited yesterday for the last time. Feels fitting. I completely forgive all the misgivings of that house, the tiny balcony, the faulty kitchen tap, the thin walls, the wobbly shoe cabinet door. All of these fade like weird strings of a dream when I think of all the joy and love that I had there, the warmth I felt every time I unlocked the front door.
I have yet a long way to go to feel this forgiving about Bucharest. The only one I could ever say "it's complicated" with. I am a straightforward person when it comes to love - be it for people or places. But it was never easy with Bucharest. I never committed. And for that, I think Bucharest has to forgive me as well.
Vi presentiamo ufficialmente il nostro nuovo progetto: ispirato all'omonimo film, 'Dickens. L'uomo che inventò il Natale' è un emozionante spettacolo musicale che vi farà scoprire il mistero nascosto dietro al capolavoro 'Canto di Natale' e vi farà riscoprire la gioia della festa più bella dell'anno.