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The happiest women in the world


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Interesting article here (H/T Challies) on how Dutch women got to be the happiest in the world: naturally beautiful with a no-fuss sense of style, she rides her bike to fetch the groceries, has ample time with her kids and husband, takes art classes in the middle of the week, and spends leisurely afternoons drinking coffee

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Look no further


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I linked to this video of the Dido Song Look No Further last night, but have decided it deserves a blog post of it’s own. I have always liked the song (and blogged it way back here) as a love song, but the film clip has interpreted it into something else again. It’s quite beautiful,

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Two movies, womanhood and singleness


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I was a little extravagant this past weekend and went and saw two films. Months can go by without me going to the movies, then it’s pouring films. First I saw Made in Dagenham at the open air cinema with some girls from church on Friday night. I was pretty ho-hum about seeing that movie,

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We all want to be housewives


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Here’s an interesting article, and you can even pretend you’re in a Jane Austen novel and vote for whether you’d marry for love or money (like we’re ever presented with that sort of choice!). One thing that’s silly about it is that almost everyone who’ll read that article can afford to care for their own children – we don’t

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A manly life v tarts and confectionery


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So much quotable George Eliot! One of the things I like about George Eliot’s novels is her observations of the human condition along the way, and the chapters I read last night in Felix Holt (if you hadn’t already deduced that I am reading this book) were full of them. I shall endeavour to restrain

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