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Love love

Love love love this !!!!!!!!

Hello! How was everyone’s weekend? Ours was great. My sister from NYC came to visit Ms. Zoey so we spent some quality family time w/ her. Sat night, we had a yummy Korean bbq dinner at the sis in law’s new place.

And yesterday, while the husband worked on the garden, I made infused water w/ lemon, mint, + raspberries straight from the garden! Well, minus the lemon of course- we don’t have a lemon tree, unfortunately. So after daddy worked hard weeding, he quenched his thirst w/ homemade infused water. AMAZING!

So easy, healthy, and it looks so pleasant!

To me, this screams “SUMMER!”

Lemon slices- don’t you love the vibrant, happy color?!

Do try this at home and you can add any berries available- blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc. Serve it at a bbq, your guests will surely be impressed!

Happy Summer!

‘Til next post, Kellie.

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Marine day

Marine day or as it was known as Marine Memorial day until 1996 is a day which celebrates the empriors trip to the Meji-Maru , which was which was a iron steam ship which was made in England in 1874. The emperor then travelled Ou District , to Aomori to visit a lighthouse boat , he then moved to Hakodate before then going back to Yokohama. It was then declared a national holiday on the 20th of July as as a blessing for the oceans (how sweet!) .



Lake by Banana Yoshimoto

So it’s about 2:30am England time and I cant sleep partly cus I’m creeped out by everything in this house tonight but partly because I’m reading the most amazing book ever which I cant put down to even think about sleeping !! 

It’s called Lake and is a Japanese book -part of my Japanese novel reading quest which I seem to have undertaken , I have to say this is a truly beautiful book and has really touched me and unlike some of the other books which Yoshimoto has wrote I found the language easy to understand as always the plot is so engrossing .

The book is about a Lake and the people which live around the lake they are isolated from the modern world and when a young lady notices a man staring out of the window opposite her they become friends after a long time of only communicating via looks . The man Nakajima then introduces her to this lake where some of his family live and begins to open up to her about his unique past and how this had shaped him as a person. The lady , then meets with the people who live by this lake and gets to understand this man , in a way she never thought she would.

A truly amazing read ,beautifully written and something you’ll never forget, as well as having a beautiful front cover ! Image