I discovered Elena Ferrante’s writing relatively recently (much like a lot of people outside of Italy really) and I love it. The characters that she creates are complex and many of her narrators are female and cover different themes relating to being a woman.
I grew up in New Zealand and while the population of my town was not tiny it wasn’t big either, especially when you compare it to Buenos Aires. Growing up I was constantly surrounded by nature. We rowed in the river, swam in the lakes, watched volcanos erupt (one time in 1996 when Mt Ruapehu erupted) and … More Mar del Plata: Escape To The Seaside
Everyone has different tipping points with regards to stress. Stress is not something I am happy to tolerate in my life, it takes a toll on health and relationships and I really think life is too short. It is however a natural part of life and unfortunately for me something I’ve been dealing with lately. … More How To Manage Stress
Levels of Life by Julian Barnes is a book of three parts. The first is about a hot air balloonist and photography, the second about an ill-fated love affair and the third is a story about grief. It’s a small, powerful book and I loved it. The first chapter, focused mainly on hot air ballooning, is … More Book Review: Levels of Life by Julian Barnes
Because some weeks feel harder than others, as though they may never end and as though you’re dragging yourself through it. Unfortunately I’m having one of those weeks right now, but to remind myself how exciting and wonderful life really is I have been thinking about the reasons why life is great. 1. There are mornings when … More 10 Reasons Why Life Is Great
This recipe is great for when you want something sweet and don’t have much at home to work with. It requires only three ingredients (four if you add a could of drops of vanilla) and is quick and easy to make. Ingredients 1 cup butter (240g), softened 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 2 and 1/4 … More Brown Sugar Shortbread Recipe