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    0 1 1 minute ago
    17/08/19
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#bookishsolacereviews #bookreview 
title: the bells of old tokyo 
author: anna sherman 
genre: nonfiction 
rating: 3.8/5 
my review: . 
Thank you to @picador for sending me a copy of the book! 
The bells of old Tokyo is a beautifully written guide to a city that that once was and partly still exists to this day. Anna Sherman travels through Tokyo in search of the temple bells of the ancient city of Edo and takes the reader on a journey to discover the land and its unique people. It is a travel guide of some sorts and could definitely be used as a more unique guide to exploring Tokyo, far away from overcrowded places. 
This novel is not only absolutely fascinating but also radiates so much calm which was my favourite aspect of it. I also found it very clever to introduce a city by showing the reader the bells that still exits, and it felt like I was exploring these parts of Tokyo with her. To give a little context: The temple bells were scattered throughout ancient Edo and the sounds defined zones of governance. Some of the bells are lost to history, however, there are still some existing one which is so very much in contrast to the modern life of Tokyo. I love the author’s eye for detail which sadly did not shine through when giving context. I found there to be little to no context and as I was interested in learning more about Japanese history, I was a little letdown. Especially certain words I had to look up the meaning of them. Nonetheless, I can still very much recommend this novel; it is a blend of philosophy and beauty, you just have to be prepared to invest some time. .
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    17/08/19
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    #bookishsolacereviews #bookreview
    title: the bells of old tokyo
    author: anna sherman
    genre: nonfiction
    rating: 3.8/5
    my review: .
    Thank you to @picador for sending me a copy of the book!
    The bells of old Tokyo is a beautifully written guide to a city that that once was and partly still exists to this day. Anna Sherman travels through Tokyo in search of the temple bells of the ancient city of Edo and takes the reader on a journey to discover the land and its unique people. It is a travel guide of some sorts and could definitely be used as a more unique guide to exploring Tokyo, far away from overcrowded places.
    This novel is not only absolutely fascinating but also radiates so much calm which was my favourite aspect of it. I also found it very clever to introduce a city by showing the reader the bells that still exits, and it felt like I was exploring these parts of Tokyo with her. To give a little context: The temple bells were scattered throughout ancient Edo and the sounds defined zones of governance. Some of the bells are lost to history, however, there are still some existing one which is so very much in contrast to the modern life of Tokyo. I love the author’s eye for detail which sadly did not shine through when giving context. I found there to be little to no context and as I was interested in learning more about Japanese history, I was a little letdown. Especially certain words I had to look up the meaning of them. Nonetheless, I can still very much recommend this novel; it is a blend of philosophy and beauty, you just have to be prepared to invest some time. .
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    #bookstagram #pursuepretty #reading #igreads #bibliophile #darlingweekend #bookaesthetic #igreads #slowliving #thehappynow #bookphotography #witchy #instabooks #bookster #aesthetic #witchesofinstagram #booksofinstagram #reading #book #reader #libraryofinstagram #vscobooks #booklover #livelittlethings

    16 0 2 minutes ago
    Столько всего было запланировано на это лето.... но из списка практически ничего так и не было сделано. Зато сделано много незапланированного! И так практически всегда. Может вообще не надо ничего планировать?🧐
Или все-таки надо??? А вы любите действовать по плану или нет?

    Столько всего было запланировано на это лето.... но из списка практически ничего так и не было сделано. Зато сделано много незапланированного! И так практически всегда. Может вообще не надо ничего планировать?🧐
    Или все-таки надо??? А вы любите действовать по плану или нет?

    4 1 3 minutes ago
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    2 1 5 minutes ago
    Another Window in Waldorf!  Here are form drawings from our 1st and 5th grades. Unique to Waldorf education, form drawing  begins in Grade One. These guided freehand drawings work to build spatial awareness and eye-hand coordination, while encouraging Thinking, Feeling and Will development. 
#waldorf100windows #formdrawing  #awsna #learntochangetheworld

    Another Window in Waldorf! Here are form drawings from our 1st and 5th grades. Unique to Waldorf education, form drawing begins in Grade One. These guided freehand drawings work to build spatial awareness and eye-hand coordination, while encouraging Thinking, Feeling and Will development.
    #waldorf100windows #formdrawing #awsna #learntochangetheworld

    1 1 6 minutes ago
    Something I’ve been realizing lately... it’s okay to be alone...
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I mean it’s okay to eat alone... it’s okay to not have plans with friends after work or before. It’s okay to NOT have plans with people every day of the week. It’s okay to go out and do things on your own. It’s okay to tell people “no” it’s okay to take time for you.
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It’s EASY for me, a people pleaser and people lover to say “yes” when I should instead focus on me... I’m learning that sometimes it’s necessary and healthy to be disciplined enough to take a break and just focus on me...
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I’ve been emotionally exhausted for the past two weeks and only on the verge of a mental breakdown did I realize what was going on. I needed a nice long intentional break. So I haven’t texted anyone really and only talked briefly with some people over the past couple of days. So far? I feel rejuvenated, revived, re-centered in Christ, aware and so much more like myself again.
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It’s not easy to unplug, especially for me! Extroverted adventurer over here! But, it’s been so so so restorative, it’s also been eye opening and continues to be. How often do we learn to value ourselves by the need others have for us instead of by the foundation and solidity of who we are independently?
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I think the greatest revelation is that I am not perfect but I do love fiercely. It’s a blessing and a curse... it’s a beautiful thing... but it can be deadly... there’s a balance to everything including audacious love. Love fiercely friends, but remember, if you’re exhausted, on empty, or running low on emotional energy you won’t be able to help anyone... including yourself. If you don’t take the time to restore.
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•sincerely your friendly neighborhood people pleasing extrovert 🌿•
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#truth #writersofinstagram #lifestyleblogger #lifestyle #hereandnow #livewell #behealthy #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #recharge #beyou #liveauthentically #livebravely #livebeautifully #loveaudaciously #lovelife #bethechange #influencer #hereandnow #theadventuresofher #wallflowerandbirch #godisgood #mentalhealthadvocate #betteroffbold #citylife #slowliving

    Something I’ve been realizing lately... it’s okay to be alone...
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    I mean it’s okay to eat alone... it’s okay to not have plans with friends after work or before. It’s okay to NOT have plans with people every day of the week. It’s okay to go out and do things on your own. It’s okay to tell people “no” it’s okay to take time for you.
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    It’s EASY for me, a people pleaser and people lover to say “yes” when I should instead focus on me... I’m learning that sometimes it’s necessary and healthy to be disciplined enough to take a break and just focus on me...
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    I’ve been emotionally exhausted for the past two weeks and only on the verge of a mental breakdown did I realize what was going on. I needed a nice long intentional break. So I haven’t texted anyone really and only talked briefly with some people over the past couple of days. So far? I feel rejuvenated, revived, re-centered in Christ, aware and so much more like myself again.
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    It’s not easy to unplug, especially for me! Extroverted adventurer over here! But, it’s been so so so restorative, it’s also been eye opening and continues to be. How often do we learn to value ourselves by the need others have for us instead of by the foundation and solidity of who we are independently?
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    I think the greatest revelation is that I am not perfect but I do love fiercely. It’s a blessing and a curse... it’s a beautiful thing... but it can be deadly... there’s a balance to everything including audacious love. Love fiercely friends, but remember, if you’re exhausted, on empty, or running low on emotional energy you won’t be able to help anyone... including yourself. If you don’t take the time to restore.
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    •sincerely your friendly neighborhood people pleasing extrovert 🌿•
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    #truth #writersofinstagram #lifestyleblogger #lifestyle #hereandnow #livewell #behealthy #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #recharge #beyou #liveauthentically #livebravely #livebeautifully #loveaudaciously #lovelife #bethechange #influencer #hereandnow #theadventuresofher #wallflowerandbirch #godisgood #mentalhealthadvocate #betteroffbold #citylife #slowliving

    6 1 6 minutes ago
    “Grace” dress in beautiful coral linen.
One of our new shades♥️
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If you want a coral linen dress just write it in message when placing your order.
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#ccw_grace_dress 3/4 sleeves and below the knee 70 cm skirt
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Link on Etsy shop in bio >>>

    “Grace” dress in beautiful coral linen.
    One of our new shades♥️
    ———
    If you want a coral linen dress just write it in message when placing your order.
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    #ccw_grace_dress 3/4 sleeves and below the knee 70 cm skirt
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    Link on Etsy shop in bio >>>

    7 1 8 minutes ago
    Favourite corner of my favourite city! An afternoon contentedly well spent chucking chocolate chip soufflés over a cathartic gossip sesh with the girls. Happy Saturday everyone! 📍@TheOberoiMumbai

    Favourite corner of my favourite city! An afternoon contentedly well spent chucking chocolate chip soufflés over a cathartic gossip sesh with the girls. Happy Saturday everyone! 📍@TheOberoiMumbai

    25 5 9 minutes ago
    The most important thing to do for the planet right now is to use whatever is already present on the planet. Thus, we strongly believe in recycling and upcycling. All our tags and branding are made out of used tetra packs which are not bleached or dyed, after our garments are produced we make different products out of our leftover which would otherwise end up in the landfill. The other materials required to make our zero waste products like diaries, scrunchies, earrings all have recycled materials inside them. Recycling is a long and difficult journey but so so empowering and IMPORTANT. Let us know in the comments if you practice upcycling/recycling in your daily life and if you do, how!

    The most important thing to do for the planet right now is to use whatever is already present on the planet. Thus, we strongly believe in recycling and upcycling. All our tags and branding are made out of used tetra packs which are not bleached or dyed, after our garments are produced we make different products out of our leftover which would otherwise end up in the landfill. The other materials required to make our zero waste products like diaries, scrunchies, earrings all have recycled materials inside them. Recycling is a long and difficult journey but so so empowering and IMPORTANT. Let us know in the comments if you practice upcycling/recycling in your daily life and if you do, how!

    7 1 12 minutes ago
    Je ne sais pas comment on peut appeler notre mode de vie...certains dirons « slowlife ». Nous, peu importe l’étiquette, on vie en fonction de ce qui nous plaît et fonctionne avec notre famille...Sans les barrières que pourrait provoquer une telle étiquette ✨😊

    Je ne sais pas comment on peut appeler notre mode de vie...certains dirons « slowlife ». Nous, peu importe l’étiquette, on vie en fonction de ce qui nous plaît et fonctionne avec notre famille...Sans les barrières que pourrait provoquer une telle étiquette ✨😊

    14 2 12 minutes ago
    Fabulous Freddy—wishing you all a very Happy Saturday! Freddy greets each day with a whistle and nod and a very enthusiastic flap of his long elegant wings. He is such a sweet, attentive guardian goose and always tries his best to shepherd the ducklings and keep them together. We’re also discovering, he has quite the talent for breaking up fights between the girls. It’s taken him a while to find his place in our bevy of quacking babes, but he’s really been shining lately. Go, Freddy! #goodmorning  #RomanTufted #GuardianGoose #sixdutchessfarm

    Fabulous Freddy—wishing you all a very Happy Saturday! Freddy greets each day with a whistle and nod and a very enthusiastic flap of his long elegant wings. He is such a sweet, attentive guardian goose and always tries his best to shepherd the ducklings and keep them together. We’re also discovering, he has quite the talent for breaking up fights between the girls. It’s taken him a while to find his place in our bevy of quacking babes, but he’s really been shining lately. Go, Freddy! #goodmorning #RomanTufted #GuardianGoose #sixdutchessfarm

    9 4 12 minutes ago
    ℍ𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕠 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕪𝕓𝕠𝕕𝕪
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Як вам погода сьогодні?
Я насолоджуюсь, повітря прохолодне, легенький вітерець починає скидати листя з дерев.
Скоро осінь, а синоптики вже радять діставати светри та прогнозують, що Україна буде найхолоднішим регіоном Європи.
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А ще, не можу мовчати, про гостроцікаву біографію Габріель Шанель, котру зараз читаю.
Жінка-легенда, ікона стиля, символ епохи. Її життя було сповнене злетів та падінь, оточене таємницями та домислами, і досі залишає безліч нерозгаданих загадок.
Обов'язково більш детально розповім про неї, а поки продовжу #chillтання [люблю вигадувати нові слова😅]
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ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕒 𝕟𝕚𝕔𝕖 𝕨𝕖𝕖𝕜𝕖𝕟𝕕

    ℍ𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕠 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕪𝕓𝕠𝕕𝕪

    Як вам погода сьогодні?
    Я насолоджуюсь, повітря прохолодне, легенький вітерець починає скидати листя з дерев.
    Скоро осінь, а синоптики вже радять діставати светри та прогнозують, що Україна буде найхолоднішим регіоном Європи.

    А ще, не можу мовчати, про гостроцікаву біографію Габріель Шанель, котру зараз читаю.
    Жінка-легенда, ікона стиля, символ епохи. Її життя було сповнене злетів та падінь, оточене таємницями та домислами, і досі залишає безліч нерозгаданих загадок.
    Обов'язково більш детально розповім про неї, а поки продовжу  #chillтання  [люблю вигадувати нові слова😅]

    ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕒 𝕟𝕚𝕔𝕖 𝕨𝕖𝕖𝕜𝕖𝕟𝕕

    44 3 13 minutes ago
    Some more goodness from the summer garden hanging to dry. 💖 I would love to make something purposeful with all of the dried lavender we were lucky to get this year.  Yesterday I composted my hanging petunia baskets to make way for potted mums to come (soon!). 🍂🍁 And finished up the kid's back to school shopping online: cozy knits and autumnal colours. I guess it's safe to say the seasonal nesting has begun. 😂

    Some more goodness from the summer garden hanging to dry. 💖 I would love to make something purposeful with all of the dried lavender we were lucky to get this year. Yesterday I composted my hanging petunia baskets to make way for potted mums to come (soon!). 🍂🍁 And finished up the kid's back to school shopping online: cozy knits and autumnal colours. I guess it's safe to say the seasonal nesting has begun. 😂

    6 1 13 minutes ago

    2 1 18 minutes ago
    All about Lavender today.🌿

    All about Lavender today.🌿

    19 2 18 minutes ago
    Le Mont St Michel, trésor normand.

    Le Mont St Michel, trésor normand.

    1 1 19 minutes ago
    'The fashion industry is a dirty bastard' - @organicbasics #ad |⁣
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I'm trying out @organicbasics⁣ Triangle Bra and SilverTech™ Active Hipster Briefs and I must admit, they are so COMFY 😍⁣
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This has instantly become my new favourite bra (everyone has one right!?), because it literally feels like I'm not wearing one, it's just so sofffttttt 😍 ⁣
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Sustainability is Organic Basics core mission, so they only use fabrics that care for our environment and partner w/factories that care about their people and aim to minimise their environmental footprint 🌍⁣
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✨Use my code TIFF10 for 10% off ✨ #OrganicBasics @blixtiz {complimentary: all views are my own🌿}

    'The fashion industry is a dirty bastard' - @organicbasics #ad |⁣

    I'm trying out @organicbasics ⁣ Triangle Bra and SilverTech™ Active Hipster Briefs and I must admit, they are so COMFY 😍⁣

    This has instantly become my new favourite bra (everyone has one right!?), because it literally feels like I'm not wearing one, it's just so sofffttttt 😍 ⁣

    Sustainability is Organic Basics core mission, so they only use fabrics that care for our environment and partner w/factories that care about their people and aim to minimise their environmental footprint 🌍⁣

    ✨Use my code TIFF10 for 10% off ✨ #OrganicBasics @blixtiz {complimentary: all views are my own🌿}

    43 3 19 minutes ago

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    Well, I totally dipped out on most of the wardrobe challenge this week, but you know what? I'm gonna wear what's comfortable!
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    Last night, I came home from 3 days away (after being stuck with super uncomfortable shoes). It was close to midnight and after my regular 2h commute, so I was ready to fall into bed! But I saw a package on the doorstep.
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    A little while ago, Tiffany from @thelei.co reached out to me. I'd heard about her footwear from a coworker, who was wearing them while we were on a photo shoot - and they looked like the comfiest shoes I could imagine.
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    Anyway, long story short, I put them on immediately after getting home, and it's like my whole body melted. They're beautiful little cocoons that just cradle your exhausted feet like pillows. They feel like a hug and look like fashion. So I changed my entire plan for what I was wearing today, and pulled out my comfiest favourites to wear with these beautiful shoes.
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    There's so much more I want to say about them, but you'll see over the weekend when I share a wonderful q&a with the founder, Tiffany ☺️ I hope you all find some moments of peace this weekend!
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    {ADDED} Tiffany just sent me a kind note to offer a discount code as well! SARA10 will get you 10% off 💛 Thank you, Tiffany! #sponsored

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