Dolci From My Week

Sweet things that made my week:

A kitty who waits for me to wash my face every morning. And evening…
Beautiful shamrocks from my mother, which I believe are called Iron Cross

My favorite fountain pen, a Mont Blanc Meisterstuck bought in 1993, for which nothing compares to use when writing one’s thoughts…

 
The arrival of Brief Loves That Live forever…

Because Easter or not, they’re still my favorite candy…

A magical book for which Penguin will send one winner a copy when I post my review. 
May you have a lovely week ahead,
xo

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37 thoughts on “Dolci From My Week”

  1. Caroline, of beauty and sleeping cats, I wish you could see her in real life. This picture does not do her justice. She is the most charming thing, almost like a dog in her loyal affection.

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  2. I haven't tried peanut butter m&m's, but I imagine I'd like them! I like the mint ones very much, but not the white-gooey candy corn ones that came out at Halloween. Can hardly imagine not liking an m&m!

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  3. While I feel this post borders (dwells!) on the trite, it is fun to catch a glimpse into one another's lives. I must admit to liking personal posts, too, almost as much as official reviews. 🙂

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  4. Your kitty looks so much like mine – although mine hates water, but is equally affectionate and loyal. Lovely things, which made my week start off well. I agree, stick to tried and tested sweets even at Easter!

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  5. What a wonderful post! And, aren't those shamrocks beautiful. Can't wait to read your thoughts on the House at the End of Hope Street! I have that book waiting for me. Yay.

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  6. We are lucky to have an affectionate and loyal cat. There's a second one who resides in our home, but she's more in love with our Husky than she is with us. Except for when we offer her Temptations, the only food for which the advertisement is spot on.

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  7. Oh, I'm loving the House at the End of Hope Street! It was just the thing I needed to bring me into a magical, spring-like state of mind. Of course, I haven't finished it yet, but I am loving it so far. We'll have to talk.

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  8. This is SUCH a nice post! Your cat is lovely. Mine kept creeping up and standing by my head last night until I shut him out of the bedroom. I think he's trying to kill me. He is not affectionate and loyal.

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  9. Patty, I can't wait to discuss it with then, when I've finished. I'm reading it super slowly because I'm enjoying it so much. (I assume you mean The House At The End of Hope Street. 🙂

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  10. I wish the picture actually caught how darling this kitty (of my son's) is. We've all adopted her as our own, my husband and I, because she's so very endearing. But, I know what it is when a cat is not exactly affectionate and loyal. That almost hurts my feelings!

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  11. Samantha is the cat, named by my son. The same boy who named his hamster “Hamsterdam”, a name that continues to crack me up. The shamrocks are beautiful, if only I can keep them growing. 😉

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  12. Miss Dixie Rose sends her regards to Samantha. She's a beautiful cat, your Samantha, and that's such an endearing habit she has. I'm glad to have your endorsement of mint M&Ms, too. I've looked at them, and haven't quite drawn up the courage to try them. Now I shall!

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  13. Take the fact that I like mint m&m's with a hint of caution; I also like Thin Mints from the Girl Scouts, Frango Mints from the now gone Marshall Fields, and McDonald's Shamrock shake made half and half with chocolate.

    As for Miss Dixie Rose, her name is wonderful enough to set her apart from all the rest! I would love to have a post about her sometime. (?)

    xo

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  14. Glad to know things are going beautifully for you. I'm particularly interested in the books, and the Mont Blanc. Awaiting your reviews. Have a wonderful week, Bellezza. 😉

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  15. I love your wall colour! We are so alike in aesthetic tastes! The living room in my previous home was the same colour.

    I am so behind in new titles but that Brief Loves That Live Forever seem right up my alley, can't wait to hear your thoughts about it..

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  16. Merci DB, it's so nice to touch base with the simple things of joy like what you have shared. There's so much in the simple things in life that we can be grateful for. I have no cat waiting for me to wash my face, but my puppy knows when I need a cuddle and when I need her to listen to me. That's love.

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  17. Everything about this post is simply wonderful — so much to love! But I especially love your sweet kitty in the mirror. Aren't they just the best? And the Easter M&M's! I need some of those!

    Your new book offering has a great cover. I'll be curious to hear how you like it!

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  18. I have a passion for fountain pens, Arti, but sadly the paper of today allows too much bleed-through. Still, they work effectively on a Moleskine notebook (even though most writing seems to be done electronically now).

    Reading for the IFFP has been such a wonderful adventure, and The House At The End of Hope Street a respite from much dark despair encountered in the Foreign Fiction Prize long list.

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  19. I did love this wall color, stolen from Pottery Barn once upon a time, but now I'm ready for a rich cream and white. Did you tire of your eventually, or move away too soon?

    I can't wait to open Brief Loves That Live Forever, too. I love love stories, and how intriguing to have this one translated from French but written by a Russian.

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  20. It's been important to me, with a bit of an emotional shadow encroaching on my soul, to pick out all the lovely things. I hope to do such a post every Sunday evening,relishing the week that was while anticipating the one that is to come. Perhaps you and others will join me? It's a good thing for puppies who love us unconditionally. With great affection.

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  21. I never was a kitty person, but my son changed all that when he brought Samantha into our home. Now he can't take her out again! I think The House at The End of a hope Street will appeal to you and so many others whom I sense have a gentle and wise spirit.

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  22. While I feel this post borders (dwells!) on the trite, it is fun to catch a glimpse into one another's lives. I must admit to liking personal posts, too, almost as much as official reviews. 🙂

    This is almost exactly what I was going to write (minus the trite part!). I love posts like this, especially with lots of photos. One of my favorite (newish) blogs to follow is pretty much like this every day. It's called Today's Letters. You can google it faster than I can provide the link on this laptop! 🙂

    Pretty kitty and even prettier bathroom. Love that blue paint (and the tub/sink fixtures!).

    We've chatted about your pen. I have a fountain pen, but rarely seem to use it. Not sure why.

    Yes! Peanut M&Ms! And, how about Hershey Bars with Almonds? Not as good as Godiva, but still yummy, especially after pizza or Mexican food.

    Love the cover to The House at the End of Hope Street. Looking forward to reading your review.

    It's almost the weekend! Hope you didn't blow away with the 40-50 mph winds we had here last night.

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