MusicMonday: Work To Do by Mayer Hawthorne

And I suppose that title sums it up. Sometimes you just gotta put your head down, laptop lid up and get on with some work. But it's also the perfect excuse to feature one of my very favourite bands, The Isleys or The Isley Brothers. I could listen to their soulful distinctive voices all day and all night. In fact the all night part is more likely when they are most often listened too!

Anyway, back to work. Luckily for me, the work I am currently doing is the work I love to do and is work that I can do anywhere in the world so most of the time I do get on with it with a smile. And lots of tea. I can't do anything without a cup of tea or three.

Speaking of tea, I've included in this week's Instagrams of Amsterdam some tea bags. Yes, really. A local supermarket brand of tea bags feature different messages written on the labels. I've been collecting photos of them as they're helping me to learn little scraps of Dutch. Sometimes it's the simplest of things that help a day go by.

Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before starting a family with her Australian partner. Frankie is the author of three short story collections, and is a freelance writer for travel and creative brands. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her two young sons around Amsterdam.
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