Sunday before last was such a beautiful day we decided to go for a walk in Cornwall Park and to have lunch in the Kiosk there - along with just about half of Auckland I reckon! Everyone was out walking their dogs, or jogging or just relaxing in the sun with their families. If anyone loves herbal teas like I do then I found a new one which is absolutely divine, it's called 'Sweet Sunday' and is made from currants, rhubarb, peach, strawberries & rose petals. It's available from the Tea Total Cafe in Milford amongst dozens of other herbal teas, they also have mail order.
27 May 2008
Thanks for the recommendations Pam, I've noted them all and will go looking for them right now. Yes, I have read 'A Parrot in a Pepper Tree' by Chris Stewart but I'm still waiting for the first one, must be quite popular but I think I'm next on the list at the library. The rest I haven't heard of, I'm especially interested in the one about the NZ family who went to live in France.
These are the names of the books written by the authors I mentioned yesterday:-
- Snowball Oranges: One Mallorcan Winter
- Manana Manana: One Mallorcan Summer
- Viva Mallorca!: One Mallorcan Autumn
- A Basketful of Snowflakes: One Mallorcan Spring
- From Paella to Porridge
- The Olive Farm
- The Olive Season
- The Olive Harvest
- The Olive Route
Yesterday I picked up 'McCarthy's Bar' by Pete McCarthy, a journey of discovery in the West of Ireland, which so far is quite entertaining!
Posted by Dawn Scotting at 10:45 AM
26 May 2008
I found a nice little CD/Cassette player over the weekend, I can also carry it around the house if I want so I'm all set up for lots of reading over the winter.
I like reading a series if I can get them but the earlier books in a series sometimes aren't available on CD or cassette so I'm putting as many as I can onto my iPod to save for after I've read the normal books. After Annie Hawes' series I have another lot by Carol Drinkwater, a well known actress who married a Frenchman and went to live on an olive farm in France. Another two series by Peter Kerr a Scotsman who went to live on Mallorca and Chris Stewart who moved to Spain are both excellent series.
If anyone has read or knows of any other series of Travel/Non-Fiction books they think are good please let me know about them.
I also have these lined up to be ordered soon:-
A Piano in the Pyrenees and Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks.
Shooting Caterpillars in Spain by Alex Browning
The Year of the Cornflake and Green Behind the Ears by Faith Addis
And Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons and Eating up Italy by Matthew Fort look like they might be interesting too.
Posted by Dawn Scotting at 5:53 PM