First let me be clear when you own your own business there’s never a vacation unless you travel. With that said in this past week I’ve managed to get in a few new things.
On Monday I went to Barnes and Noble with a fellow book lover. I browsed the buy two get one free table and came up with three interesting books one by an author I’ve read in the past, the other two are new and quite different in subject matter; First is mindset, THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS by Carol S. Dweck Ph.D. I love reading books of this genre for my own knowledge but also for my work as a martial art instructor. The second book is Provence 1970 M.F.K Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard and the Reinvention of American Taste by Luke Barr. One of my latest interests is food at a higher level than just to eat, I love cooking shows especially the competitive ones I find chefs to be like martial art masters so I thought this would be an interesting read!
The next two new things were in the world of tea. If you’ve started reading this blog from the beginning one of my first “new things” was an ice tea from The Republic of Tea. The weather has finally lent itself to me desiring ice tea except I needed an appropriate container, which I found on Amazon at a very reasonable price and it can fit in the side door of the refrigerator! My second “tea thing” was attending an actual tea service at Blithwold Mansion with my mom. If you’ve never attended on I highly recommend going. It was lovely from the beautiful dining room the table settings, the variety of tea pots (many are donated) to the delicious food. My favorite was the cranberry scones, the cucumber sandwiches and the berry tarts. The best part of this tea was that I was able to share it with my mother, who loved it just as much as I did.
These were the vacation things, that brings my list of 60 down to 49. I’m hoping to expand my list with more and different experiences like the tea at Blithwold, but you never know what the universe may have planned. I’m always on the look out in the mean time I hope you may try one or two of my new things and I’d certainly will welcome any suggestions you may have for me to try!