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Amy Doak  πŸ“ Writer of stories πŸ“· Taker of photos πŸ“š Lover of books #oftheworldbooks @oftheworldbooks

Sometimes he’s very cute 😬#tootf

Oh I loved this one! πŸ“–
I actually bought this as a gift - my mother and father-in-law are off to Europe in a month and one location on the list is Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ. My mother-in-law is a very clever embroiderer and loves to knit, so this story about Estonian lace weavers seemed quite fitting for her journey. Then I read the blurb and decided to read it myself before passing it on (sorry @nona_d24 πŸ™Š you can have it now!)
This is a beautiful story about heritage and family and women and the connections they make with one another. Set during the beginning of WW2, it’s warm, tragic, and beautifully written with wonderful, rich characters. Fabulous debut novel by Aussie author #laurenchater - can’t wait to read her second πŸ‘πŸΌ #thelaceweaver #amyreadsabook #instareads #minibookreview

Oscar’s communion and confirmation on this very cold Sunday - thanks @ashheath for being an awesome godmother and sponsor and for spending a lovely weekend with us 😘β›ͺοΈπŸ’™

When we all found out @nomesdoak scored an invite to her boss’s wedding, we were all pretty excited (to say the least!) but I don’t think any of us expected her to have such an incredible vantage point of this gorgeous day! Nomes, your photos are INCREDIBLE and thanks for indulging me with FaceTime so I could live through your unreal experience πŸ˜˜πŸ‘‘πŸŽ©πŸ‘°πŸ½β€οΈ (you looked beautiful too!!)
Side note: I loved the wedding and thought that Harry and Meghan looked like they were from a Disney princess movie...just perfect!

Random things that made me happy today:
1. Light through pretty stained glass windows on a gloomy day ✨
2. Lots of mandarins on a tree in the backyard that I’d given up hope of ever producing fruit 🍊
3. Nature winning again with bright green winter moss poking through stupidly compacted soil 🌿
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I’ve had the loveliest morning taking in spectacular views and talking all things books with the talented @katrina552 - feeling ridiculously inspired now and can’t decide what to do next! β›…οΈβ›°πŸ“š

Forever grateful that I have such an awesome mum @chereeheath and such a wonderful mother-in-law @nona_d24 - Happy Mother’s Day to you both - and also grateful to those two beautiful, crazy kids who have made me Mum πŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’™

The perfect day - a book by the fire and super daggy yet warm-as-toast socks...happy Mother's Day to me πŸ’™
Thanks @styledby_karen for this book too. You were right: an easy read and enough action to keep me going til the end (took me ages to guess whodunnit too, which I always appreciate!) #amyreadsabook

I’m a notorious hater-of-winter but all this rain, and a weekend ahead with minimal activity scheduled, is making me excited about a fireplace and a cup of tea and a pile of books (& my very best ugg boots 😬) β˜•οΈ πŸ”₯πŸ“šπŸŒ§ #amyreadsabook

Today was fun 🎨 πŸ“· Thanks @poppetpics - good to have you back on the road 😘

Bubble or two πŸ›€ πŸ’¦

❀️

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