i'll be adding some new blouses to the shop over the weekend, each one made to order. i especially like the layered cotton in plum / fuchsia. pair with jeans, voila. the last 2 images are from last weekend's camping trip to the coast. we went with assorted cousins, the teens and tweens outnumbering the adults. i am always happy to ride bikes with these kids. it's effortless right? if you can keep up you're golden. fortunately they spend more time laughing and talking at a leisurely pace than actually clocking their miles. we cooked a lot. i ate a LOT. my sister-in-law came back with fresh fish from the local market and we fried that up. i made chilie, cornbread .. i'm always hungry lately. also reading a lot lately and then finding myself so curious about these writers. i finished camille bordas' How to Behave in a Crowd after coming across this article about her. then went on to read claire fuller's Our Endless Numbered Days. coincidentally both books are written from the perspective of a child. both were great and i can't wait to lose myself in another book .. any suggestions? the library awaits:> the book i really want to read is julian barnes' new one, The Only Story but i don't think it's quite out yet.