Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess by Janet Hill

Miss Moon is one of those delightful picture books for children, that's really for the grown-ups (and dogs) in their life!Full of simple truisms and etiquette advice designed to remind us of what really matters. Each double page spread elegantly highlights such gems as -Always give the warmest of welcomes.A tidy space is a welcoming … Continue reading Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess by Janet Hill

Paris in July

Hourra!!Vive La Paris! This is one of my favourite times of year - when all things French and Parisian takes over my life. Thyme for Tea's, Paris in July event is the perfect antidote to freezing cold winter holidays in Canberra and cold, grey July days back at work.Tamara has already run a badge making … Continue reading Paris in July

Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac

Eugénie Grandet is part of Balzac's much larger collection of works, La Comedie humaine, conceived as a realistic exploration of the Restoration & July Monarchy periods (1814-1848) .There were 91 completed and 46 uncompleted novels & essays in the collection all told.Eugénie was first published in 1833. My edition was translated by Katherine Prescott Wormeley.Balzac … Continue reading Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac