Thursday, October 6, 2011

Real School

As a devoted, ardent Anglophile, I'd love to have slightly easier access to England. Yes, I know I'm comparatively close, but it's no simple thing just to hop over from Germany on a weekend--it's possible, but unlikely for several reasons, financial and otherwise. Anyway, I think it would be pretty cool to be able to attend the occasional workshop at River Cottage (even the males in my family go gaga when they watch Hugh cook).

There are also wonderful-sounding classes at brilliant Alain de Botton's The School of Life, in London. How to Spend Time Alone, Words for Life, Dinner with Virginia Wolfe? Sign me up! Of course, there are many and varied reasons for going to England; these are just two life-skills-related ones that popped into my head this afternoon, when Monica's post touching on the concept of bibliotherapy reminded me that The School of Life actually employs bibliotherapists. Could bibliotherapist just possibly be one of the coolest jobs ever?


Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

Botton has a school of life!??!
nd wait, isn't bibliotherapist my career call?????

Betsy said...

I think I was born to be a bibliotherapist! Sign me up!

Crafty Mermaid said...

oh a workshop at river cottage! what a wonderful idea!

Celestial Charms said...

Both suggestions sound delight!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Yes! to bibliotherapy! And thanks for the introduction to The School of Life.

Relyn said...

You may not be able to pop over to Britain when you want, but you are in Germany and I am full of envy.

coco said...

this cooking school is so great, love the surrounding. you know how much i love cooking, it would be so wonderful to be there...seems so much fun.

oh, for the daikon, have you checked at asian grocery store? not sure if they have veges, but when i visited Germany there was asian shop and they carry many thing all over asia. good luck.

it said, you are "daughter of american south". where are you from? i was in the south US too till not too long ago.

Sunday Taylor said...

I am also an ardent Anglophile and just returned from a wonderful trip to London. And I am also a big reader, belonging to two book clubs. I love the sound of the cooking classes you mentioned -- Dinner with Virginia Woolf -- she is my favorite writer. What a great idea! First time reader of your blog and enjoyed it very much!

Hausfrau said...

Thanks so much for visiting, Sunday!

Coco, we do have a small Asian grocery store in our town, but they don't stock many fruits and vegetables--it's mostly packaged items from Thailand, Vietnam, India, and China. I want to go to Dusseldorf sometime to get some Japanese items--there is a large Japanese community there.

Oh, and I am originally from N. Louisiana. I have also lived in Arkansas and Texas and have lots of family members living in Alabama and Georgia!

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