Here are some things I’ve been reading this week, in case you are looking for something to cast your eye over…
1. This story about Angelina Jolie. Ugh. The bits about ‘making a connection’ in the orphanage and the very questionable casting test disadvantaged children underwent to secure a role in her new film make me not want to see her new film. Or any film of hers, in fact! Is this want we want from ‘stars’?! (Answer: no!)
2. I read this piece about conscious consumerism and it’s making me think more deeply about how to make a bigger and better impact – and still determined to do my bit in big AND small ways. I’m not giving up the small ways! Ya gotta do SOMETHING!
3. Paula told me about this piece – Home Is A Cup Of Tea – and I am so glad she did. It’s great. I was talking about it to my friend today (we spent the day op shopping!) and THEN we found some of the straw/spoon things (mate straws?) that are written about towards the end of this piece, which was SUCH a weird coincidence. They were $125 for the set, so we didn’t buy them, but they were gorgeous!
4. A menu at a suburban Chinese restaurant with the best orange chairs. I love fried rice and we ate a big plate full with some tea and chatter. Do you like fried rice? I really do. They also squiggled Hoi sin sauce on our spring rolls, which was unexpected, but nice.
5. This book. I finished it and I liked it and I recommend it! Foodie and Frenchy and not too romance-y. Just the way I like it!
6. A book stack from the op shop. I found:
The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society
The JM Barrie Ladies Swimming Society
I Feel Bad About My Neck
The Husband’s Secret
Playing With The Grown-Ups
(Book spend $11 in total.)
7. This piece about an unsolved crime. The book is about to be released and I think I might snaffle a copy.
8. This piece by Benison O’Reilly about her autistic son Sam’s trip to Africa with his dad. Maybe you saw them on Australian Story this week? It was such a great episode.
9. A bit more about an amazing woman who is walking from Melbourne to Geraldton pushing a trolley called ‘The Ladies Auxiliary’. No, she really is! I know! Amazing! Follow her on Instagram, why don’t you?!
10. This recipe for speedy Red Chicken Curry a la Neil Perry. I am not sure if I really like pre-roasted chicken in a curry. I have tried it before and not been keen. But maybe this will convert me?
11. One of my favourite bloggers, Rhonda Hetzel, publishes a really ace list of weekend reads every Friday. So I like to read that too.
What are you reading?
Image: things from today – a jelly cake (so good!) and some teaspoons from Savers.