What a Wonderful Week usually recaps the week with posts and tidbits from the week that was. It’s been a bit, hasn’t it? Happy to be back. This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).

It’s been a bit

Hey there! It’s been a bit since we’ve had What a Wonderful Week. If you haven’t been here for a while, welcome to the updated Wonder & Sundry! The site has had a thorough update to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for easily. Take a look around, and I’d love to hear what you think!

Anyhow, if you’re new, welcome! What a Wonderful Week recaps the week in posts on the blog and shares interesting tidbits that I found over the past week that I thought you might enjoy.


What are you reading these days? I just finished A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles, staying up well past my bedtime to finish it. Have you read it? If you haven’t and like Russian novels, you would enjoy this strange little story. I don’t know as it will stick with me forever, but I very much enjoyed this tale of a former Russian aristocrat sentenced to life in a luxury hotel after the Bolshevik Revolution. It was definitely worth a sleepy morning.


I had forgotten that I had signed up for a BritBox subscription, and it was a pleasant surprise! I caught up with Shetland. While I do wonder how anyone is left alive on the Shetland Islands after seven seasons, I love a good mystery, and Jimmy Perez is one of the better written characters of the genre. Is it weird that now I really want to go to Shetland? Every time I watch a season, I look up flights. One of these days.

The week in posts

Lavender Fudgesicles

These are some tasty treats! Nostalgic, yet definitely not the fudgesicles from the ice cream truck. The lavender is more like a “what is that?” than in-your-face, and they are so, so smooth. The best part is that they are a cinch to make, and you’ll wonder why you haven’t been making fudgesicles every summer.

These were inspired by my favorite ice cream shop in Split (see below), but I thought it would be fun to make a frozen treat that didn’t involve an ice-cream maker.

Eat & Drink in Split, Croatia

If you’re heading to Split, here’s where to eat and drink. Lots of budget eats (I wasn’t on a grand tour), and some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had. I got very hungry pulling this together.

How to Start a Daily Writing Practice

This came about because some otherwise very creative people I know have talked about having a hard time getting a writing practice going. I’ve had a steady one for years and years now, but I started incorporating a “warm-up” exercise that I think could really help if you’re struggling with the dreaded blank page. There’s a downloadable template for subscribers.

I was looking for photos that might work for this post, and I found one I took early one morning on the terrace in Montenegro just before I started the exercise.


Here’s a sneak peek for the coming week!

  • Travel—Things to Do in Split, Croatia. This really made me miss my time there, and I hope it makes you want to go!
  • Eat—Another fun dessert
  • Live—A post on re-learning how to monotask and something I’ve found to help
  • Sundry Wonders—Is coming back

Until then, I hope you had a wonderful week!

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