Not now, but next week, so there will be a break in our programming:) In other news of today, the weather came back to normal, so right now it's sunny and moderately warm. I hope all of you are having a nice day! The summer has officially begun, so I thought it was time to change my dinner table centerpiece, like this:
It's white on white, but who cares! There can't be too much white in summer:)
The book of the week is The case is closed, a Miss Silver mystery by Patricia Wentworth:
Now this is a book I can recommend to everyone, just like all the other books of this series. I've written about Miss Silver on this blog before, and I liked the stories so much that I have decided to re-read them all again! The case is closed was written before WWII and tells us about a guy framed for murder by his own relative. Luckily for him and his wife, her niece is determined to find out the truth and then Miss Silver appears just in time to save the day.
Speaking of the 1930s, how do you like this picture?
That was an example of a casual outfit...
Speaking of outfits, here was mine for today:
His eyes are really blue, though, it's just flashlight! Here is one more:
Speaking about going outside, I have been wondering whether we as a society are growing too protective towards our children? I know, some areas in the USA are quite dangerous for the little ones to travel or even play outside alone, but here it's still relatively safe and yet, helicopter parenting becomes more and more popular, while, on the other side, more parents than ever neglect their children (and yes, daycare, while necessary sometimes, is certainly a part of this trend).
Behold the video about independent kiddies in Japan:
Japan's independent kids
Quite shocking to our Western sensibilities, isn't it? I'm not sure whether I agree with letting a 7 year old to go alone by train, but on the other hand, it seems to work for them, so who am I to judge?
The food of the day is mustard. Actually, the article linked also discusses ketchup and hot sauce. Isn't it nice that there are at least some health benefits to something that tastes so great???
It's getting quite late over here and I've had a busy day which is far from over since I still have laundry hanging outside and the kitchen has not been cleaned after dinner yet, but before I say good-bye, I'd like to draw your attention to aspirin. It's long been recommended as a blood thinner, to reduce the chance of stroke or a heart attack, but it apparently improves your fertility, can help prevent pre-eclampsia and even reduces the risk of getting cancer!
DISCLAIMER: Since it's a blood-thinner, it can cause bleeding in some situations, especially high doses (that's why baby aspirin is usually recommended) and long-tern use. Please consult your doctor and remember that I'm not one and bear no responsibility for the consequences of your decisions. I'm just sharing public information!
See you in three weeks!!!! (But, of course, I'll post inbetween, too...)