World Beverages Part 13: Cider in the Rain

What: Magners Original Cider

Where: Boucher Road Fields, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Who: Two Belfast friends and a sea of locals.

The Story:

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Book Club Part 4: Great Expectations

Great Expectations. Charles Dickens. 1861.

We can control our actions.  We can control our choices. But we cannot control our emotions. In Great Expectations, Pip knew to his detriment that he loved Estella against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. 

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#32 – The Time That I Considered My Future…

In moments of confusion and apprehension we seek clarity. At times even those we love cannot help. In my longing and loss, I searched my heart but found only conflict. I sought wisdom, understanding and clarity in the cards.

What I found was a sense of peace, of calm, of connection.What I found was heart-breaking. What I found I know to be true in my heart. What I found is only one of the many, many futures that exist.

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Book Club Part 3: Far From The Maddening Crowd

Far From The Maddening Crowd. Thomas Hardy. 1874.

I don’t want to make a terrible pun but it really was maddening to attempt to read this book. As it was written in archaic english with run on sentences and period references, I often lost the flow of the story and failed to connect with the characters. The main protagonist, Bethesda, was an independent, strong-willed woman with whom I should have empathized but I found myself disliking her and caring little about her love interests.

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World Beverages Part 11: Canada Day Abroad

What: Innis and Gunn Beer

Where: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Who: Three Canadian girls living abroad

The Story:

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