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Easter 2022

… and Passover, and Springtime. I hope you’re having a wonderful, sun-filled, relaxing weekend! This is how Easter Sunday started hereabouts:

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Cherry Blossoms

One thing that made me grin when surfing social media during my recent hospital stay was this post: — both because of the “World’s Top Destinations” listing and for pitying the hordes of visitors flocking here these days to see the city’s famed cherry blossoms … because very recently it had looked more like they […]

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A Saturday Afternoon in November

Also, I thought I’d do without getting yet another pair of holiday socks (and slippers) this year, but then they go and tantalize me with owls and kitties …

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Festive Tasks: Door 7 – Gifts

  Festive Tasks Master Update Post HERE   Task 1: Are you a fan of gift giving, or is it a burden? Have you figured out a way to balance the commercialization of the season with the desire for a sense of meaning (whether religious or not)? Tell us about it and, if you want, […]

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An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “R”

This is a post belonging to a new blogging project — the title is pretty much self-explanatory, I think; the project’s introductory post can be found HERE.  Credit for the idea: BeetleyPete. I took a hiatus from this project in February in order to finish some blog cleanup operations, but yesterday’s post by BookStooge reminded […]

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The View from My Kitchen Window

#StayatHome blossoms — this is the view from my balcony and kitchen window at the moment. And by way of a bonus image, a pair of ducks (visitors from the banks of the Rhine, which is just a few 100 metres from my home) that were making a ruckus round about the front hedge while […]

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An Easter Walk

… or Passover, or Spring Festival, or whatever else you are celebrating these days. Easter walks are very much a German tradition (Goethe even immemorialized them in his Faust), and it turns out not even the Corona pandemic can do away with this.  Unlike last weekend, people were out only (or almost only) in family […]

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Happy Easter & Passover

… to everybody here on BookLikes.  Have a wonderful weekend, whichever holiday you’re celebrating!   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1874686/happy-easter-passover

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Elizabeth von Arnim: The Solitary Summer – Reading Progress Update: 131 of 190 Pages

Lupins! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Summary post HERE. Further reading progress updates: 3 / 190 pages 9 / 190 pages 14 / 190 pages 22 / 190 pages 30 / 190 pages 41 / 190 pages 46 / 190 pages 55 / 190 pages 62 / 190 pages 65 / 190 pages 67 / 190 pages 69 / […]

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Elizabeth von Arnim: The Solitary Summer – Reading Progress Update: 83 of 190 Pages

So Elizabeth loves sweet peas! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Summary post HERE. Further reading progress updates: 3 / 190 pages 9 / 190 pages 14 / 190 pages 22 / 190 pages 30 / 190 pages 41 / 190 pages 46 / 190 pages 55 / 190 pages 62 / 190 pages 65 / 190 pages 67 / […]

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Happy Mothers’ Day!

In other news, my BFF and I went shopping at that store again yesterday … (and yes, the white chocolate tartufi and Florentine cookies I got my mom for Mothers’ Day are from there as well).   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1668508/happy-mothers-day

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 6 – Bodhi Day

Tasks for Bodhi Day: Post a picture of your pet, your garden, or your favourite, most peaceful place in the world. Hello Mom — why are you sitting at your desk?  Can’t we please go play? There are all those treats that are calling for me to hunt them … And: Our garden … an […]

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