Chapter 19 I’m Taking Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast on A Moveable Feast Chapter by Chapter

Chapter 19 (of 20) A Matter of Measurements

A Moveable Feast Chapter Nineteen, A Matter of Measurements, Accompanied by Confit de Canard, paired with a glass of Red
A Moveable Feast Chapter Nineteen, A Matter of Measurements, Accompanied by Confit de Canard, paired with a glass of Red

Chapter 1 (of 20), A Good Café on the Place St-Michaelwill take you back in time to the story that began my French culinary experiences while reading A Moveable Feast, chapter by chapter. From there, each chapter will take you to the next chapter and culinary experience. 

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” Ernest Hemingway.

Chapter 19 (of 20) A Matter of Measurements, accompanied by Confit de Canard, paired with a glass of St. Laurand at Chez Elles, Brick Lane.

Notes From Chapter 19: A Matter of Measurements

A WorkLife Book Club For One

A Note on Feedback

Scott asked me to have lunch with him. He said he had something very important to ask me that meant more than anything in the world to him and that I must answer absolutely truly. When he would ask me to tell him something absolutely truly, which is very difficult to do, and I would try it, what I said would make him angry, often not when I said it, but afterwards, and sometimes long afterwards when he had brooded on it. My words would become something that would have to be destroyed and sometimes, if possible, me with them.

Words of Wisdom 

It takes courage to speak up, and also to walk away. In the end it comes from who you are. If you remain true to yourself, you cannot be false to anyone else. (Adapted from my book, How To Use Your Voice To Express And Protect Your Identity).

It’s important to remember, when you ask someone for their advice, opinion, feedback, they’ll feel obliged to give it. You then need to figure out whether to take it on board or whether to think, well that may be good advice/feedback for someone else but in line with what’s important to me and knowing what I want to know about what I want to achieve in my WorkLife, that’s not for me right now. (Adapted from my book, Your WorkLife Your Way).

Epilogue

Unlike previous times when I wasn’t sure when I’ll read the next chapter of A Moveable Feast over a glass and a plate. This time I know, because I read the next chapter over dessert  at Chez Elles, Brick Lane.

… Let’s see where A Moveable Feast the next chapter story is going to take me …

The Continuing Story …

… I can now share where Chapter 20 (of 20) … There Is Never Any End to Paris story took me …

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Today I enjoyed Confit de Canard, paired with a glass of St. Laurand at Chez Elles, Brick Lane.

Se souvenir de toi, Norma.

#FunFact1 Confit de canard is claimed by the people of Gascony, France. Henry IV, King of France from 1589–1610 and a Gascon by birth, was said to have had confit de canard shipped to Paris by the barrel-load because nobody in Paris was making it at the time. Source The Nosey Chef.

#FunFact2 Brick Lane Market dates back to the 17th Century and continues to evolve. Today we have Sunday Upmarket and Backyard Market, both of which operate out of the Old Truman Brewery, with vendor-chefs serving up the best of street food representing cuisines from all over the world. I love their co-existence on the street that is THE place to go for a curry in London, where you can try traditional and authentic cooking that celebrates the cultural diversity of our city. Source WorkLife Book Club (my book).

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Carmel O’ Reilly is a learning practitioner and writer. She creates resources to help people self-direct their WorkLife learning
Carmel O’ Reilly is a learning practitioner and writer. She creates resources to help people self-direct their WorkLife learning

Founder of School of WorkLife, Carmel O’ Reilly is a learning practitioner and writer. She creates resources to help people self-direct their WorkLife learning.  These include a Collection of Books which originated from her first book, Your WorkLife Your Way and a  Learn Through Reading Series of Case Studies.  which originated from her latest book WorkLife Book Club. 

That’s the power of writing (and reading, which is an integral part of the craft for writers), it helps you find, develop and tell the right story at the right time in all WorkLife situations – in day-to-day communication: WorkLife and feedback conversations, presentations, talks, and negotiations, at interviews, and when socialising and networking in building and maintaining good relationships. The practice of writing helps you to tell the stories that express who you are in an interesting and engaging way.

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Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of WorkLife Book Club, Your WorkLife Your Way and The School of WorkLife book series. Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning. Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of www.schoolofworklife.com My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.