“A book is a dream that you hold in your hands”

After a very period at work, I finally had some spare time to help down at the library. I have been volunteering there for over 9 years now and I still very much enjoy it.

I offered to create a display in time for the summer reading challenge to add a pop of colour to the establishment. I searched Pinterest and discovered the idea of creating butterflies from old book pages. I cut out pages from a book I had previously read and added some colour using watercolour paints.

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I then made a large book from card and placed the butterflies so that they appeared to be flying out of the pages.

I wanted to represent the idea of books opening new worlds to readers and hope I have achieved this.

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Paris, je t’aime

I went to Paris to work an event and it was a great learning experience and gave me the opportunity to speak French all day.

It was a very busy event so I was unable to to see any of the city other than on the taxi ride back to the Eurostar. I managed to spy the Eiffel Tower on my journey, which is always a beautiful sight to behold.

I reminded me how much I love the city and I will try to make an effort to see a little more than one monument in passing on my next work trip.

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My Poodle Love

I adore spending time with Dylan and really enjoy taking photos of him. He is a beautiful dog with a wonderful personality, which shines through in his pictures. Here are a few of my favourite recent pictures of my little man…

Bon Appétit

I went out with my French group for lunch and it was a French affair to say the least. We went to a French-owned restaurant where the waiters served la cuisine française in the native language.

We spoke the language with one another as we dined on traditional dishes. I had cured salmon and herring, followed by toulouse sausage and lentils and a chocolate mousse.

It was a lovely time and something which we plan on doing again soon.

Fore!

The company I work for held a golf day for all employees. I have learned to play a little golf in the past for fun so I was excited to join a lesson with my team.

Finding the course was rather tricky so after a testing drive, I was more than ready to breathe some fresh air and learn the ins and outs of golf. We were split into groups where we would learn driving, chipping and putting. It was a good learning experience and was topped off by a putting competition. As expected, I did not win, but it is all in the taking part.

We finished off with a barbecue and prize giving for those who played 18 holes.

It was a pleasant day and I definitely plan on playing a little more golf now.

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