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Showing posts from June, 2011

Books Read in June

To Hellas and Back by Lana Penrose

Penrose jumped at the chance to go to Greece with her Greek-Australian boyfriend.  However, she was very miserable in Greece.  She found herself amongst unfriendly people who were difficult to understand and lost without a career or friends.  Learning the language was impossible.  Her partner loved it and his career was leaping ahead. This had drastic effects on their relationship.

Penrose tells a hilarious but sad tale.  I enjoyed this book but the author was too 'out there' for me.  She reminded me on occasion of why many people avoid being known as Australian when they go overseas! She liked drinking a bit too much and only became happier when she found some New Zealanders who also seemed to be drunk a lot of the time.  The Greeks can apparently enjoy a few civilised glasses of wine over dinner without getting drunk afterwards.  I am not a 'wowser' but this can only be praised.

* 'Wowser' means someone who wants to stop peo…

Absorbing the Liturgy

Chittister shows  how absorbing the liturgy throughout the year makes one a better Christian.  This is a deep, thoughtful and philosophical book about the importance of the liturgy and its history.  It is well-worth reading.

Do you go to sleep during readings and sermons?  Do you know whether its Lent or Advent?  Reading this book will help you if you do! The Liturgical Year shows the importance of the different spiritual times of the year, for example, the sacrifices and fasting of Lent and the candles and decorations of Christmas. Chittister studies the origins of these periods of the year and their connection with the story of Christ.  She even goes into the different colours of the church decor of these times, for example, purple for Advent.

She writes that the symbolism, the readings, and the drama of the liturgy all correspond with Christ's life.  If we follow them and absorb them, this will help us become better Christians.

 This book is written from an extremely Catholic p…

Beautiful Medical Uniforms at Blue Sky Scrubs

Are you tired of wearing unfashionable medical uniforms?  There is an answer.  Blue Sky Scrubs specialize in making beautiful nursing uniforms.  They manufacture custom made scrubs which have a slimming flit and high quality fabric.

The company makes two types of scrubs for women: Original Scrubs and Simple Scrubs.  The Original Scrubs feature fashionable stitching on the two back pockets of the scrub bottoms and matching stitching on the pocket of the top.

These very attractive uniforms will help you look good at the hospital or wherever you work in the medical field. They are designed to flatter any figure.  The uniforms are available from Scrubs.