This and That

Walking with Cake: Train switch

(A train switch in Smithville.)

This week was cold, but I’m finally getting over that bout with bronchitis. Wednesday, we had a perfectly beautiful fall day, with blue skies and falling leaves, and now it’s raining. This weekend, we’ll start making preparations for Thanksgiving and the boys will be out of school next week. I’m looking forward to the slower pace for a few days and I also hope to catch up on some much-needed sleep and episodes of “Peaky Blinders.” Are you watching it? Here are a few things that caught my eye this week.

This British cottage is exquisite and looks like something from the pages of a Maeve Binchy novel.

And this New York couple lives in 242 square feet.

These drawings referencing pop culture icons are making the rounds online, but they are really awesome.

Gorgeous vintage lookbooks.

Ursula K. LeGuin received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to Letters at the National Book Awards.  This short story has always been one of my very favorites.

The Duchess of Alba, an eccentric Spanish aristocrat, has died. Her obituary is fascinating.

“The scar of my adoption lingers daily.” Some adopted children are speaking out about their negative experiences.

And the worst Christmas song in the history of the world is remade, and it’s still completely tasteless.

Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!

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