For too many of us the weekend has become just another overcrowded couple of days dominated by duties, traffic jams, hassle and expense as we dash from supermarket to superstore catching up with the week's chores. But it doesn't have to be this way. Elspeth Thompson's original and inspiring book shows us how we can reclaim the weekend by re-charging our batteries and relationships through enjoying the simple pleasures in life. From watching the sunset and the stars, making marmalade and writing proper letters to borrowing a dog, going to dance classes and using the internet creatively, she reminds us of the fun and satisfaction to be had from creative, social and relaxing pursuits. The Wonderful Weekend Book is packed with ideas that will help restore the balance in our lives, reconnect us to the seasons, and - quite literally - not cost the earth.
Elspeth Thompson wrote about gardening, interiors and aspects of green living for more than twenty years. A former features editor of World of Interiors, she had a weekly gardening column in the Sunday Telegraph and one in the Guardian on her project to turn a pair of dilapidated railway cottages on the south coast into a state-of-the-art eco house. She died in 2010.
'Filled with practical advice ... the pleasure is in the reading and dreaming. A wonderful way to fill your precious 48 hours' Good Housekeeping 'Help is at hand with this guide which is crammed full of ideas to make weekends special' This England 'Glorious ideas for slowing down and reviving your weekends' Easy Living 'A charming look at how our weekends can be spent doing the things we really enjoy' House and Home 'Aptly named, this book offers enough inspiration to transform any weekend ... Thompson's guide is sublime, a rich, diverse collection of ideas to reclaim the weekend' Good Book Guide Elspeth Thompson is a fine writer ... and her perky call to enjoy homemade pleasures is a timely encouragement ... it is endearingly and enviably optimistic BBC Country File Magazine 'It's a hugely enjoyable read that should definitely get you doing more - and activities that don't centre around the TV, mobile, laptop...' Birmingham Mail
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Reclaiming Life's Simple Pleasures