I got home from Kosovo yesterday, exhausted and happy. It’s been a wonderful few days and I’ve enjoyed my visit immensely. I’ll do a post about the conference and the people later on but for now I just wanted to share some snapshots from Kosovo:
I’m in Pristina, Kosovo together with my businesspartner Siw for the 1st International Conference on Women’s Entrepreneurship. We arrived yesterday and have spent the last 24 hours trying to get our heads around this interesting city, visiting the embassy, meeting absolutely wonderful women and overeating our new favourite thing: Albanian food.
We’re traveling with the lovely Gry Helene from Athene, and as she’s been in Pristina before we don’t feel quite as lost as we probably would have been without her (She also introduced us to the Symphony restaurant, for which we are eternally greatful.. . I’ll leave you with a few images and a promise that more updates will follow soon.. now; sleep!
One of my favourite authors, Neil Gaiman has suggested that we should start a new tradition:
I propose that, on Hallowe’en or during the week of Hallowe’en, we give each other scary books. Give children scary books they’ll like and can handle. Give adults scary books they’ll enjoy.
I propose that stories by authors like John Bellairs and Stephen King and Arthur Machen and Ramsey Campbell and M R James and Lisa Tuttle and Peter Straub and Daphne Du Maurier and Clive Barker and a hundred hundred others change hands — new books or old or second-hand, beloved books or unknown. Give someone a scary book for Hallowe’en. Make their flesh creep…
Give a scary book.
Such a great idea! I for one will be joining his team of book-gifters, and so should you – it’s about time kids today read a vampire-story in which the vampires are actually UV-intolerant.
God I love autumn, and sometimes the absolutely perfect autumn day comes along; cold, sunny and dry. Dry enough that leaves can be thrown in the air. We had one of those days last sunday.
This is a bit cheesy, but my daughter loved it.. She loves throwing things around (who doesn’t?), and kept laughing and laughing and wanting me to join in. Very sweet
Ohmy… The design of these covers just makes me want to read Fitzgerald again. Just goes to show how excellent illustrations can make a real difference. I still haven’t read Tender is the night and this seems like the perfect opportunity to rectify that.
I’m really not a t-shirt kinda girl.. Sometimes I really want to be, and swing by Threadless with the idea that I’m suddenly going to start wearing cute skirts and t-shirts, but in the back of my mind I know I never will, so I’ll end up buying something nice for my daughter instead. Anyways, it never ceases to amaze me how many excellent and smart t-shirt designs there are out there:
Rhinoceros Valley by Joe Carr
When Mermaids Cry by Nanda Correa and Rafael Pereira
Grandma’s Hot Air Balloon by Brent Schoepf
Runnin’ Rhino by Allan Faustino (I want this one for my daugther..)