|My table was all about words|
Last night was bookclub - and as one of the other girls remarked when we left - even if you felt extremely tired , or the day was super tough and you are actually a bit sick and thought about staying home, going to bookclub was the best idea ever. I am not sure what exactly is the winning formula - if it's the company of a wonderful group of woman who all became good friends or the fact that we all love books and discuss them. Just the night out - for a lot of us it is the only me time we have every month. Or if it is the random non -book chats that happens before and during dinner (books and book discussions follow after)? Is it the great food we all take pride in producing once a year? For instance last night's menu was beef roll with apricots, beetroot risotto, oven baked veggies and a pea and bacon salad with home made strawberry and kiwi semifreddo for desert.
|My menu was inspired by Deon Meyer characters|
I think it is a combination of it all - and the glass or so of good wine adds to it. And although none of our problems and stresses were solved, at least for the night we laughed and laughed and you got that "everything will be alright in the end, if it's not alright its not the end yet" feeling. Maybe just for an hour or two.
So I want to know what lifts your spirits? What social get together makes it all better?
(Photos from my hosting of the book club last month. Quote from "The best exotic Marigold hotel)
Ah you make me miss my old bookclub. The evenings were the highlight of my month but friction between some ladies led to it dissolving, so silly!ReplyDelete
Just get a new one together! I have a great post somewhere on the blog how to start oneDelete
I still don't get bookclub :) but gathering with women you connect with for FOOD? Yes please :)ReplyDelete
I think if you tried bookclub you will love it - know why? Because it speaks to the "clutter reduction and money saving" in us all. With the system we use you have constant access to the newest books, you once a year choose what you want to buy and you do not have to buy other books or find place to have them. A great way to share books.Delete
I haven't ever been to a bookclub before but it does sound interesting. Just one problem though. I don't read books :) Well, not the ones that others does.ReplyDelete
I'm with Marcia :)
We have had quite a variety of readers in the club but mostly we go for the "to read books of the moment" . There are some non fiction books depending on who buy but if you do not read fiction at all I get itDelete
I'm sure I posted a comment but now it is mia!ReplyDelete
That's blogger for youDelete
Seems like a great escape every month! It is difficult to get the right combination of book club members, though...ReplyDelete
About 5 years ago we were mostly moms with small kids - all talk went around kids etc. Then two sisters resigned and we decided we need older ladies - entered two ladies over 50. My, did they make the world of difference. In the meantime we gained another two older girls, and two unmarried girls. It's perfect!Delete
I simply ADORE The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I laughed and cried and swore at the bitchy lady all the way through. :-PReplyDelete
Also, very much enjoyed Deon Meyer's Cobra - Bennie is awesome.
I particularly like Mbali Khaleni - the KFC only female member of the FalconsDelete
I can do book club (if only I can find one that does weekends) not for the book only buy more for the friendship and banter and the sharing. I love meeting up with friends and sharing what's going on in our livesReplyDelete