This is a great book which was recommended to me by another blogger. The author Jonas Jonasson is a Swedish journalist turned author. The book reminds me of Monty Python and the british TV show Fawlty Towers. It is not like them really, but the book brings them to mind. The book is about a 100 year old man who climbs out of the window on his 100 birthday. The books in a way is two books. First there are the adventures which happen after he climbs out the window of his senior residence. And every other chapter is a flash back in time that Allan (the star of the book) has experienced. See how the atom bomb becomes connected to Stalin to the Chinese Communists and more. All because Allan like to drink vodka and not work. It all ties together in a very dry satire. The paperback version of the book is 450 pages, but it is a quick read and you will not be able to put it down. As always consider LuckySammyJewelry.
Obviously, the photos have nothing to do with the book. But with Spring in the air, it is a good time to think of garden bugs we all love. Legends vary about how the Ladybug came to be named, but the most common (and enduring) is this: In Europe, during the Middle Ages, swarms of insects were destroying the crops. The farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help. Soon thereafter the Ladybugs came, devouring the plant-destroying pests and saving the crops! The farmers called these beautiful insects “The Beetles of Our Lady”, and – over time – they eventually became popularly known as “Lady Beetles”. The red wings were said to represent the Virgin’s cloak and the black spots were symbolic of both her joys and her sorrows.
Sometimes I find it inconvenient to take out my cell phone to see what the time is. I don’t like wearing wrIst watches, so I enjoy pendant watches. I saw these cute ladybug pendant watches and decided that they would be perfect on a kumihimo cord. The watch face is revealed when you move the levers on the top of the watch. The black and red rayon cord is 33 1/2 inches (the length is necessary so that you can see the clock face). The findings are black. The back of the watch is stainless steel.