Sunday, March 20, 2011

100 Years of China Teacups

I really love china teacups and my favourites are probably Royal Doulton. At the moment they have special sets to comemerate 100 Years of Royal Albert Dinnerware. Each piece in the collection is decorated using a pattern and design representing some of the most iconic styles and colors of each decade.

This lovely boxed-set of Teacups and Saucers features some of the most notable Royal Albert patterns from 1900 to 1940.

The second set features patterns from 1950 to 1990.

These truly are beautiful collections. It is really hard to pick a favourite.


I absoutley adored this book by Emma Donoghue and I must admit I have been feeling a litle sad since I finished it last week. I really miss little Jack. I do not want to say too much about it as I do not want to give away the story. All I will say is please read it if you have not done so already. The world really will look a little different afterwords.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Lovely Bones

I am very late reading this book so I know most people have read it or seen the film version long ago.
However I enjoyed it so much I thought I should write a little blog post about it.
The story is narrated by 14 year old Susie Salmon  who has been murdered and is speaking from heaven. She describes life in 'her' heaven and watches over all those she left behind on earth. Susie sees how those she loved are affected by her untimely death and this is really what this book is about. It deals with the horrible subjects of murder, grief and the afterlife in such a gentle way that is not dark and depressing as you might expect.
It is very thought provoking and an original novel.