I was surfing the net looking for ideas to support my parent blog for work and came across this quote which appealed to me.

I then wanted to know who Joyce Maynard was. so I googled…she is a pretty interesting person and has her own blog.

Daphne Joyce Maynard (born November 5, 1953) is an American author known for writing with candor about her life, as well as for her works of fiction and hundreds of essays and newspaper columns, often about parenting and family. The 1998 publication of her memoir, At Home in the World, made her the object of intense criticism among some members of the literary world for having revealed the story of the relationship she had with author J. D. Salinger when he was 53 and she was 18. Maynard is the mother of actor Wilson Bethel.

I really enjoyed her article below:

The last line of this article resonated with me. It was said by an elderly friend of hers who advised that she wait for the right chap to come along but “…make sure the life you are living in the meantime is a full one.”

She finally meets and marries the right man and then he goes and gets pancreatic cancer so this year has been spent in treatment.

Anyway, I got her novel out called Labor Day and read it over the weekend. It was interesting enough but I really struggle with American writers and yet have no problem with Canadian.  I find it difficult to relate to the environment and setting.

Went to see Woman in Gold the other day and enjoyed it for two reasons, Helen Mirren and the fact that it was true. But I have to agree with Rotten tomatoes reviewer,

“Woman in Gold benefits from its talented leads, but strong work from Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds isn’t enough to overpower a disappointingly dull treatment of a fascinating true story.”

I have never been that keen on Klimt but the painting in the film looked beautiful and so I am now interested to see some more in the flesh as it were as opposed to on a fridge magnet. Awaiting Lotto win.

The first sods have been turned on my new terraced house so I will be peeking through the wire fence on a regular basis from now on and boring you to death with the minute details. Have a great week, FG


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