I won't lie - it's been a quiet one. Apart from an outing to the osteopath (I have a shoulder problem, not affecting my drinking/eating arm thankfully 😀 ) and a visit to the cinema (the photo at the top of this post will give you a clue about the movie we saw), I've mostly … Continue reading The Week in Review
Way back in the mists of time, before the heatwave we had here in London, I signed up for #20BooksofSummer because: [...] as my reading is going pretty well this year I decided it was time that I took part in a challenge, and thought that this one (hosted by Cathy over at 746Books) was ideal. … Continue reading 20 Books of Summer Report Card
I have been a fan of horror for as long as I can remember. In my final year of primary school (so I would have been 11) I managed to get my hands on an American paperback of HP Lovecraft stories which I devoured (I'm pretty sure my Mum would not have let me get … Continue reading Reading Horror: A Wishlist
Salon posting is a little late this week because the Book God and I were away for the weekend with the Jeff Hawke Club. We stayed at West Dean College in Sussex, a fabulous place which focusses on art and conservation and offers lots of courses at all levels. There may have been a list … Continue reading Tuesday is the New Sunday
As part of relaunching my blog I took some time to look at the various projects and challenges I've been involved in this year, and realised that not only had I not kept on top of writing up my thoughts on re-reading Muriel Spark, I had actually basically stopped taking part. Thinking about it I … Continue reading #ReadingMuriel2018 : Update
The Brunei Gallery - part of the School of African and Oriental Studies - hosted (or I should say is hosting; doesn't close until 23 September) an exhibition on what is described as the last great native kingdom which challenged the British for supremacy of the Indian sub-continent I know very little about the Sikh … Continue reading Exhibition Time: Empire of the Sikhs
Long time no presence on the blogosphere. I have spent the past few weeks thinking about what I wanted to do with my blogs and decided that I wanted to re-launch with one single site that would cover all of my interests. So, welcome to the first post on my new site 😀 I thought … Continue reading September So Far
The Book God, the Screen God and the Dowager will soon share a home, so watch this space.