We’ve spent this week in London and Tallinn, and it has been such a delight! Regardless of the incredibly quick days and cold temperatures, we’ve had a beautiful time catching up with pals and indulging in so substantially scrumptious meals. This is my sixth-ish trip to London, and I’ve particularly enjoyed going back to so a lot of of my favourite spots AND feeling incredibly confident navigating the Underground. And Estonia has in fact been on my list to check out for a although, and the cobblestone streets and colorful painted doors have entirely lived up to my medieval fairy tale expectations.
And even though it’s nevertheless Thanksgiving week, I’ve entirely gotten into the Christmas spirit right here: all the things is so festive! I loved seeing the giant Christmas tree towering more than the marketplace of wool sweaters and mulled wine in the Tallinn town square, and I was dying more than all of the insanely intricate decorations on the London shopfronts. A major process for my plane ride dwelling on Sunday: get my Christmas buying lists sorted in advance of Cyber Monday! On that note: don’t neglect to take benefit of 25% off AND free of charge shipping more than at Union Wine Firm by means of Monday with code CHRISTINEWINE25!
Eleanor Oliphant is Entirely Fine is 1 of these books that I’ve observed about for the final couple of years, but I honestly kept having it confused with Exactly where’d You Go, Bernadette?. I lastly realized that although I had study WYGB, I hadn’t in fact study EOICF–and due to the fact my mom was about to study it for her newly-formed retirement book club, I decided to join in as nicely. It was not at all what I was expecting, but it was a genuinely nicely-written and intriguing study! Best for vacation travel if you require anything uncomplicated to choose up.
I’m listening to Slow Burn, season two proper now and it’s extremely intriguing. The Clinton-Lewinsky scandal occurred when I was in elementary college, so even though it’s been continually referenced all through my life, I didn’t entirely fully grasp what was going on when it it took spot. This has been such a deep and intriguing appear into the politics at the time and the affair itself.
“Anytime I get gloomy with the state of the globe, I feel about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. Basic opinion’s beginning to make out that we reside in a globe of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It appears to me that enjoy is everywhere. Normally, it’s not specifically dignified or newsworthy, but it’s often there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old pals. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the telephone calls from the folks on board had been messages of hate or revenge – they had been all messages of enjoy. If you appear for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll come across that enjoy in fact is all about.” -Adore In fact
This weekend, we’re in London catching up with pals ahead of flying back to San Diego! I can’t wait to be reunited with my pug and that So Cal sunshine!