My adventures in Nantucket and Cape Cod!
Hi Emma. I also run a bookshop with my mum! She's the Business Person and I am the Bookish Person and between us it works out quite well. We do definitely go home to separate houses though...
I love your posts with my whole heart, though I am distraught to learn you visited the Pez Museum without me (could’ve made it there in 15 minutes flat). Another time? Thank you for all the joy 🍓💚
Many years ago my husband worked for a software company that sold helpful software for food producers. He toured many facilities, some more appealing for others. (He had a special pair of shoes for meat plant tours. They lived in the garage and got packed in plastic bags. Yuck.) The PEZ plant in Connecticut was one of his favorite places, both because the people were so nice, and, well, because PEZ! He went back a number of times in the process of selling and implementing software and every time would be sent home with pockets full of PEZ dispensers and candy for our kids. We had an extensive collection by the time the project wrapped up.
I love your posts with my whole heart too, always looking forward to receiving them as a gift from you! This one was very special, with the many photos and your exuberance for your experience with your family, book sellers, and readers! I was so happy for you all!
After admiring you for a long time, I recently learned that you are the childhood BFF of one of my daughter’s dear friends!!! Lucky us!!!
Happy BD to your wonderful mother. ❤️
Cape Cod. Nantucket. Martha's Vineyard (my personal favorite). I used to go there every year when my kids were little... and loved it. But, and now I sound like an old person, it changed a lot. The Vineyard (as we call it... obviously thinking we know it all😉, which is so not true)is now to hip for my liking. When I'm on vacation, I like to be in shorts and flip-flops, I don't want to be fancy. I just want to be me. ~ I loved your pictures. And Happy Birthday to your mom (fellow Gemini). She looks fabulous.
I love Tim!! I can't believe you ran into Hernan Diaz on the sidewalk. Score! What was he like?
that's a whole lot of delight to pack into one little post! (Nantucket holds a beloved slice of childhood nostalgia for me -- so thank you for sharing!)
I didn‘t know Roz Chast was your mum! Uncanny resemblance there!!
Fabulous as always. Happy birthday to your mom.
And so fun to find one of your books in your old house. How amazing is that !
Few years ago I read Nathaniel Philbrick's MAYFLOWER, then a couple of others, including the lesser-known book about Nantucket. I thought I'd recommend it to you: https://www.nathanielphilbrick.com/away-off-shore.
Emma, you are the cutest! Thanks for being sunshine.