I hope you have all enjoyed your Valentine's Day and are ready to greet the week with joy.
I wanted to share some beautiful photos. I call it eye candy because of the beautiful water and beach scenes.
When I see sailboats on the water it gives me a sense of calm. I think they look so beautiful with their sails unfurled and the boat calmly bobbing along.
When I stroll along the beach I am always happy. I love to see the beautiful scenery and look at all the smiling people.
It was a glorious sunny day. It was a warm 18 degrees Celsius though you'd think it was colder the way some people are dressed. The temperature can drop 10 degrees once the sun goes down.
Food for the Soul
A friend shared the video I've posted.
I enjoyed the music, photos and words so much and thought it might be enjoyable to you too!
I'm still reading the books I shared with you in earlier posts this month. I'm working on another one for a book club meeting. I hope to join a group of people over an African dinner in town to discuss it.
|A book for book club meeting.|
I haven't started the book yet and just picked it up from the library yesterday. I don't have much time to read it as it took a awhile to get it. The library only has 2 copies and they were both out when I put it on hold.
I've got several books "on the go" at present and hope to finish a few of them in the next week or so.
Here is a summary of the book from Goodreads.
"Like very good dark chocolate this is a delicious novel, with a bitter-sweet flavour. Vimbai is a hairdresser, the best in Mrs Khumalo's salon, and she knows she is the queen on whom they all depend. Her situation is reversed when the good-looking, smooth-talking Dumisani joins them. However, his charm and desire to please slowly erode Vimbai's rancour and when he needs somewhere to live, Vimbai becomes his landlady. So, when Dumisani needs someone to accompany him to his brother's wedding to help smooth over a family upset, Vimbai obliges. Startled to find that this smart hairdresser is the scion of one of the wealthiest families in Harare, she is equally surprised by the warmth of their welcome; and it is their subsequent generosity which appears to foster the relationship between the two young people. The ambiguity of this deepening friendship - used or embraced by Dumisani and Vimbai with different futures in mind - collapses in unexpected brutality when secrets and jealousies are exposed. Written with delightful humour and a penetrating eye, The Hairdresser of Harare is a novel that you will find hard to put down."
I'm joining up with Lady Fi at Our World Tuesday this week.