Pretty things on every corner in Brugge , even the shop fronts. Many already have stunning Christmas displays. Couldn’t bring myself to post anything Christmassy just yet so settled for the gorgeous floral display which is much more my thing anyway 🌸🌸 #bruges #streetsofbrugge #floralinspiration #wanderlust #farawayfiles #femaletraveller #alltheprettycities #femaletravelblogger
The novel is such a clever study of dementia — the ebbs and flows of the illness itself. The progression from a woman who is mobile, continent and conversant — even if in an erratic way — to a woman who needs full time care; the periods of calm and stability to the swift progression of falls, incontinence, and full time care. All of this is dealt with sensitively but without being overly sentimental.
This is a story of awakening and discovery as Miss Pettigrew becomes a real-life Cinderella who has been gifted 24 hours to live a life she had never before dreamed of but embraces whole heartedly.
Jane Austen died at the young age of 41 about 200 years ago in July. She has influenced writers down the ages and given untold pleasure to readers such as me. In honor of her short — but creative and influential — life, this Weekend Wander is dedicated to all things Austen.
This is not a story full of dramatic incident; it is in fact rather understated — and probably all the better for it. The intrigue comes from the carefully drawn characters, the attention to detail, and the care with which the story is told.
While this book clearly documents the trials and tribulations of running, it also documents the pure pleasure that can be gained from slipping on a pair of trainers and setting off.