Reading My Way Around the World

A well written novel can take you to so many different places geographically.  Here's a just for fun list of my 5 favourite novels set around the globe: A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute: My all time favourite novel.  We meet our heroine, Jean Paget, post Second World War when she lives in my bit of West … Continue reading Reading My Way Around the World

Right Now …

Listening: to the audio CDs of the Harry Potter series.Every evening, after supper, we listen to an hour of the dulcet tones of Stephen Fry.We're on book 4: The Goblet of Fire.Watching: the first two episodes of the new series of Endeavourvia catch-up TV.  It's the way to go ... no adverts.Making: scrapbook pages; a … Continue reading Right Now …

Blog Review | 2016

And still I keep churning them out:241 posts in 2016. And still some of you are reading and commenting:280,792 page views in the life of this blog, approximately.{You won't be surprised when I tell you that this post garnered the most comments in 2016}{selfie attempt hijacked by The Boy Child}I covered a wide range of topics, … Continue reading Blog Review | 2016

Snap #39 | Grand Central Station

Helena has a new photographic theme for 2016:Snap, a visually linked group of 2 to 4 images.***Grand Central Station doesn't look much from the outside,but the inside?It's pure architectural loveliness.If you hop over to Journal of Curious Things, you can read aboutKirsty's tour of the station ... and note that we took near identical photos.  You … Continue reading Snap #39 | Grand Central Station

Snap #37 | New York City’s Streets

Helena has a new photographic theme for 2016:Snap, a visually linked group of 2 to 4 images.***New York City isn't all glass and chrome.A few steps off an avenue will bring you to the city that moviegoers around the globe will recognise instantly.  The Upper East Side (around the high 70s) is full of elegant apartment blocks and townhouses.A … Continue reading Snap #37 | New York City’s Streets

Snap #36 | The 9/11 Musuem

Helena has a new photographic theme for 2016:Snap, a visually linked group of 2 to 4 images.***The 9/11 Museum in Lower Manhattanis humbling, emotional and truly inspiring in equal measure. Most of the museum is underground and under the actual footprints of the Twin Towers.  The external access of these stairs saved scores of lives that day in September 2001. … Continue reading Snap #36 | The 9/11 Musuem