To continue the thought from my recent post about the Josephine trilogy:
In the end, Napolean was defeated not by brilliant strategy but by the greed, mediocrity and lack of gratitude of those closest to him. He divorced Josephine in order to provide a 'blood heir' to France, although most of his family who shared his blood deserved slow death.
It was sloppy, sentimental thinking on his part but then he didn't have me to advise him.
Anyway, the Josephine trilogy was a great read that did not leave me wondering why I bother with book club.
Now a few words about infused water.
One evening last week after dinner Ralf presented me with a gift certificate for an Ayurveda relaxation massage. Yes, I know, he's taken. Anyway, Ayurveda relaxation massage is code for 'scented oil rubdown.' This includes a scalp massage, which I think is why people get massages in the first place.
After the massage I was given a glass of water infused with herbs. Very refreshing.
I frowned speculatively at the herbs floating in my water, thinking I could do that myself at home. So when I got home, I filled a big pitcher with filtered water, a stick of cinnamon, and a handful of cloves and cardamoms, then let it sit for a bit. It tasted great!
Now I'm all about infused water. I'm going to try cucumber and mint next.