Throwback to reading this book on a bench next to Canterbury Cathedral when I was in the UK two weeks ago! This was part of my #booktubeathon challenges and also the only book I technically started ánd finished during btat... This year was a louzy btat for me but travelling is really important too! I enjoyed our trip a lot and saw a lot of beautiful things, so I don't care that much that I failed btat 😉.
Ok @bealeest, let's do this! She tagged me to think of 10 things that make me happy, so here they are, in random order:
1. Of course: reading a book on the couch, under a blanket and with a cup of tea or coffee or a glass of wine and a yummy snack ór outside, surrounded by beautiful nature and with a cold drink.
2. Joking around with my boyfriend
3. Enjoying a good meal with my family: parents, sister and boyfriend
4. Buying myself some nice fresh flowers (tulips, sunflowers, lilies,..)
5. Getting new books in a bookstore or in the mail
6. Taking a loooong hot bath with some relaxing music in the background, a film/tv series or a book 🛀
7. Eating out at a nice restaurant with friends or my bf
8. Doing things with my friends, such as having drinks or game nights with greasy snacks
9. Travelling and exploring, seeing new things and beautiful nature
10. Cooking something new and when it actually turns out to be delicious 😄
So you see, besides reading, food is apparently also very important to me 😉 .
I tag @natulcien1980 and @boyreadsworld to do this tag! Unless if you've already done it of course and I've missed it 😇
🚨🌶 #hotsauce giveaway! Up for grabs this time are 3 jars of homemade ‘Nazgûl’ hot sauce. Made with hickory-smoked scotch bonnets, the recipe/method of this one is the culmination of a whole bunch of previous recipes. It’s one of my favourites. Leads with a plummy flavour then quickly moves to a smokey/savoury mood then a slow rising afterburn. If you ever copped a jar of Black Breath, Annus Horribilis or Dark Matter, you’ll know the score. FYI ‘Ring Wraith’ was in the running for the name of this but there was just something rather unappetising about that. To be in with a chance of winning a jar, simply like this pic by 12 noon (GMT) Monday 27/08/18 to put your name in the hat. I will post to any UK/EU address free of charge. ***There will be a number of jars available to buy after the raffle has been drawn so keep your eyes peeled for how that plays out! 👀*** #tolkien#nazgul
Day Nineteen of #macchiatosineden
FANTASTIC MR. FOX: A Non-Human Character
I’ve almost finished my read of LotR, and so far Sam is my favourite character 💞 he is a very lovely little Hobbit. I would rather like to be a Hobbit, to eat and live in a comfortable hole sounds like heaven to me 🙌
I’ve been debating with some people recently whether Sam would be in Gryffindor or Hufflepuff, what do you guys think?
Last night of vacation
Final tally: books read 3 (bad), movies seen 5 (v good), movie nights 2, concerts 1, amusement parks visited 1, guided tours 3 (good! am cultured), countries visited 2, cities visited 7, fruit frapinos consumed 52 (approximately), amazing runs 2, colds 2 (non-v good), legendary pokémon caught 2 (including mewtwo - v good), shiny pokémon caught 6 (one traded, rest eevees), missing people searches 1 (pretty good)
Hello everyone! Good morning! Hav you gotten your hands on the new @newsweek magazine? I am absolutely in love with it and am so happy they seem to be doing this each year! I got the one from last year as well! Whenever I see anything Tolkien related, I just have to get it! Impulse buying is what I’m known for 😂🙈 ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
#QOTD : would you sail to Valinor if given the chance or live out the rest of your days in Middle-earth? ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
"May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
How good it is to be back, friends! Thank you for being here with me!
I missed the comfort of this community too much. I would love to know how are you? What's new? What have you been doing? What great books have you been reading?
I missed these bookish conversations so much, so fill me in!
Toda la vida oyendo comentarios del estilo:
Tenéis que ir a Mont Saint-Michel, os va a encantar, alucinaréis, bla, bla, bla... Tanto nos han hablado del lugar que íbamos un poco pensando que no sería para tanto.
Pues tenemos que deciros que la cara que se nos quedó cuando lo vimos por primera vez, en la lejanía, a través de campos de maíz, fué como para tenerla en foto.
No entramos, porqué no nos gustan nada las aglomeraciones y porqué lo bello (para nosotros) es verlo en toda su majestuosidad. Y eso, que es una preciosidad gigantesca, llena de mágia, como salida de un libro de Tolkien.
Gracias a todos los que habéis insistido todos estos años. ¡Hay que verlo!