Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Tuesday Distraction

See, told I'll be back and here I am. Slightly tripping on cold meds still, but hey, let's see where that takes us.

Here are a few things that have caught my attention lately, for your distraction satisfaction:

Oh, first, remember how I said making this lemon drizzle cake was a priority? Of course you do. Anyway, I made it and it was amazing, might be one of my favorite recipes to date. Try it!

This piece on 10 surprising things about parenting in Norway is fascinating. Even if parenting isn't your jam right now it's still interesting to be offered this peek into 'the Norwegian way'.

The Everywhereist writes a totally unhelpful guide to the Eiffel tower. Confusing your cliche landmark photo poses made me laugh out loud.

The trailer for 'Long walk to Freedom'. Even the 1 minute trailer made me teary, can't wait to watch the movie. Have you read the book?

Speaking of, Mandela day is coming up and I'm wondering what I can do in Spokane this Thursday for 67 minutes. Any suggestions?

These bathing suites are on the want list.

Appreciating the discovery of this encouraging and uplifting blog.

Totally loved this post by Chestnut Mocha on being a foreigner in a smaller town USA. We have so much in common it's crazy so I found her piece especially easy to relate to.

The crafty housewife in me is itching to make this Hexagon Patchwork Quilt.

I'm not a fan of the 'selfie', even the word 'selfie' makes me cringe but I like the reasoning behind the 30 Day self portrait challenge as posted by those lovely Beautiful mess girls. I'm going to give it a try, you can follow and laugh at me @lanlettie

I love Text Sketches' posts on fantastic places to visit in Southern Africa. This post on Knysna made me a little heartsick for my beautiful country, also spent part of our honeymoon there which makes this post extra lovely to look at.

Totally agree with Willful/Joyful on this garden philosophy.

Based on how many attempts it just took me to spell philosophy correct I think it's time to call it a day and go overdose on Vit C. Have the best of days friends


  1. Our trip to Knysna felt like a second honeymoon. It was soooo nice!

    1. such a romantic place, can't wait to go back one day.