I am super excited to be sharing with you, our family plans to visit Stendhal Festival this August. My boys are at an age where they seem quite keen on letting me know their opinions and desires, and going camping is very firmly on the list. I am at an age where being entertained, and kicking back with a glass of wine, are very firmly on my list. Mr C, well… he is at an age where he probably wants to try to re-live his youth a little bit. So when Stendhal asked if we wanted to come and experience The Best Small Festival in Ireland, we didn’t take long to reach a conclusion!
Stendhal – Here we come!
January is over, hurrah! Haven’t you noticed the days getting longer? Aren’t your spirits lifting just a little bit? Mine are, and here are some of this weeks Little Loves, which always help!
The Storyteller, by Jodi Picoult. A modern day story about guilt and forgiveness. This novel was threaded with tales from Nazi Germany, but from the view of a prisoner and on the flipside from an SS man. I guess you could draw parallels with The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. I am always astounded with how Jodi Picoult tackles the big moral questions. Questions that others would fear to ask, yet in fairness, she rarely answers them. She leaves the reader to draw their own conclusions, if such a thing is possible. If you haven’t read any Jodi Picoult you probably have no idea what I’m going on about. If you haven’t read any Jodi Picoult, you are missing out!