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The Sun Is a Compass: A Memoir | Caroline Van Hemert
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I love books about people who trek & go adventuring & checked this one out from the library as it starts in Washington & the Pacific Northwest which used to be my #Homeland before I moved to Oahu in 2001.😉

As humid as our weather has been for going on months now, a few chapters seemed perfect to accompany my Creamy Tomato Soup & Toast with Tomato Butter. 😋I can dream of cold places. Link to soup & tomato butter recipes 👇🏻

CrowCAH Now you have a new homeland in Hawai‘i! 1mo
Cinfhen Even your toast looks SCRUMPTIOUS 😋 1mo
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#SoaringScores #Homeland #SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron #HansZimmer #BryanAdams


This movie combines three of my favorite things: horses 🐴 , Hans Zimmer score music 🎶 , and Bryan Adams my favorite singer musician 🇨🇦!

Such a “spirited” story about taking action and assisting those you love!

The Art of Travel | Alain de Botton
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Having explored various aspects of travel, de Botton ends by discovering his #Homeland thro the mindset of a traveller. Following 18th century explorer Xavier de Maistre, he starts with his bedroom, before moving to his wider neighbourhood.

“Of the 4000 things there might be to see and reflect on in the street, we end up actively aware of only a few: the number of humans in our path, the amount of traffic & the likelihood of rain”


CrowCAH An interesting list of three things. 1mo
Cinfhen Cool concept 1mo
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CrowCAH It appears Papa‘s homeland might include a lighthouse, based on the illustration. 1mo
arlenefinnigan @CrowCAH who doesn't love a lighthouse? 1mo
CrowCAH @arlenefinnigan I know I do - nautical! 1mo
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If I look at my familial #Homeland , I‘ve got ties to just about every Eastern European country, not to mention quite a lot of other Western European countries. Admittedly, I picked up this book for its description of suspense, as well as for the city name in its title, based in one of the many countries I can call “home.” It sounds interesting, with ties to history. #SoaringScores

Cinfhen I still haven‘t been to Hungary 🇭🇺 but it‘s high up on my list 1mo
BarbaraBB Such a beautiful city 💜 1mo
BarbaraBB Hmmm, maybe it is time for a #ReadingEurope2020...? The idea just pops up! 1mo
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Librarybelle @Cinfhen I know! It would so neat to see it. I hear Budapest is amazing. 1mo
Librarybelle @BarbaraBB I love that idea! 😁 1mo
Cinfhen Good idea @Barbarabb #DoIt ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 1mo
BarbaraBB @Librarybelle Okay, let‘s! You want to organize it again, or can I be of any assist/take over? @Cinfhen you‘re in for the challenge? (edited) 1mo
Librarybelle @BarbaraBB Shall we co-host? This will be a fun challenge! I know it would give me the push to read more European literature and explore way more regions than I ever have before. Thank you for thinking of this! 1mo
BarbaraBB Perfect! I‘d love to be your co-host! 1mo
BarbaraBB As a European I have really enjoyed and learned so much about the US thanks to your challenge! It will be fun to explore Europe! 1mo
Librarybelle @BarbaraBB 😁 Feel free to email me, my Litsy username at gmail DOT com , and we can talk about our plan of attack! This will be so much fun!! 1mo
BarbaraBB Great! I sent you an email! 1mo
marleed I love this new challenge idea! 1mo
CrowCAH Wow it‘s neat you‘ve lived in many places! 1mo
Librarybelle @CrowCAH I wish I‘ve lived, or even visited, some of these places! I didn‘t explain well - my ancestors are from various Eastern and Western European countries. I enjoy armchair traveling to these places, either through fiction or nonfiction books. 😁 1mo
CrowCAH @Librarybelle armchair traveling is very convenient! 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m excited for your 2020 challenge @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle I‘m DEFINITELY going to participate 🧡👍🏻 1mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen 🙌💜 1mo
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#SoaringScores Tonight begins ANOTHER Jewish Holiday 🍋🌴🎋

Sukkot commemorates the 40 years that the Jews spent in the desert on their way to the #Homeland and celebrates the way in which God protected them under difficult desert conditions.

“You shall dwell in Sukkot (huts) seven days...in order that future generations may know that I made the Israelite people live in sukkot when I brought them out of the land of Egypt”
Leviticus 23:42 👇🏼

Cinfhen Top left is my sukkah ( temporary hut) the others are from local hotels who seat their guests outdoors for the next 7 days♥️ (edited) 1mo
RachelO They‘re beautiful. 1mo
Caroline2 Wow! They look beautiful! 😯 1mo
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Blaire Beautiful sukkahs! Love that the hotels do this! 1mo
Chrissyreadit That is beautiful! 1mo
Sace Your sukkah looks amazing! Mine were never so posh 😊 1mo
AlaMich Yes, yours is lovely! 1mo
Cinfhen It‘s kind of crazy how sophisticated they‘ve become @Sace They were selling portable sinks you could put inside your sukkah and fans & chandeliers 🙄 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks all xx I do love my sukkah, it‘s always full of friends & family @RachelO @Caroline2 @Blaire @Chrissyreadit @AlaMich Tonight we are 19 for dinner and tomorrow we are 21 for lunch 🥗 💗😁 1mo
TrishB Gorgeous 😁 what do people do who live in horrible cold and rain!? (I‘m literally thinking here!) 1mo
Cinfhen I know @TrishB cold is “non-negotiable” but if it‘s raining you only make a blessing inside the sukkah but u eat your meal indoors 😉 1mo
TrishB You could hedge your bets for rain here then in October! 1mo
Cinfhen Definitely @TrishB 😂😂😂 1mo
CrowCAH Way to tie in the holiday to the theme today! 1mo
rohit-sawant So wonderful and vibrant! 1mo
Kalalalatja I thought the same @TrishB it has been pouring down all day here 🌧 but your sukkah looks lovely Cindy! 👌 1mo
LeahBergen This is so cool! Do you sleep in the sukkah? Or just eat and celebrate? 1mo
Cinfhen So the real die-hards DO sleep in the sukkah @LeahBergen but ours is more symbolic than practical 😉we keep to the easy stuff!! Thank you @Kalalalatja @rohit-sawant 😊so nice to hear from you @rohit-sawant what‘s new with you??? I feel like it‘s been months!!!!! 1mo
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen It has! Hope you're doing well. I'm due to start a new job at a VFX studio in a few weeks and the in-house training programme has me wrapped up. The commute was brutal months back 'cause of the constant rain and things were generally hectic. They've settled down somewhat now so hoping to carve out more Litsy time! 🙌🏼 1mo
Cinfhen Im glad all is well and excited to hear about a new job opportunity for you @rohit-sawant ❣️❣️❣️no complaints from me xx 1mo
Insightsintobooks Chag Sameach! It's beautiful. ❤😊 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Insightsintobooks Chag Sameach to you too 💚💛💚 1mo
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Having lived around here for almost 30 years, I consider Gloucestershire to be my #Homeland; the photo (stolen from the Internet!) is of the Slad Valley, which is where Laurie Lee grew up, so it forms the backdrop of the tagged book, Cider With Rosie. And of course, cider is made from #apples

#Spooktober @Eggs
#SoaringScores @CrowCAH @Cinfhen

BarbaraBB It looks so lovely! I really want to travel through England one day. 1mo
Cinfhen Absolutely beautiful 😍 1mo
Eggs Lovely choice👏🏻🍎👏🏻🍏❤️ 1mo
CrowCAH Beautiful landscape! I like apple cider 🍎 1mo
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Homeland | Andrew Kaplan
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Travelling to #homeland after Numan gig! He played some #soaringscores loads of stuff from first couple of albums which was amazing.
I would like to say this is one of my photos but mine were distinctly rubbish so pinched off a friend (c) Will Wilson.

Cathythoughts Great pic 👍🏻Numan is looking good ♥️ 1mo
Cinfhen That‘s an AMAZING photo 💙🙌🏻sounds like a great night 1mo
batsy That's a great pic! It must have been a fab night 1mo
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Caroline2 Cool photo! Hope you had a fab time. 👍 1mo
CrowCAH Great pic; glad it was a blast! 1mo
LeahBergen Hello again, Gary! 😆 1mo
Reggie Glad you had a good time!!! 1mo
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Cinfhen Haven‘t seen this series, neither the Israeli version or US but I hear both are fantastic 1mo
CrowCAH The song today is really from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron. 🐴 Another Hans Zimmer favorite! 1mo
EadieB @CrowCAH Ha Ha! That's funny. I will make up a new post. 1mo
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CrowCAH @EadieB no worries 😉 1mo
EadieB @CrowCAH Fixed! 1mo
CrowCAH @EadieB perfect 😘 Bryan Adams is my favorite musical artist, have seen him twice in concert!!! 1mo
EadieB @CrowCAH Nice! 1mo
the_next_chapter101 One of my favorite childhood movies 1mo
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