The Original Happy Mail | Those Letters

What am I going to do with all the letters? Paired I'm going to read them. Of course I am. Safe in the knowledge that Mum knew that I would, at some point, and that I have the blessing of our Australian friends-like-family. Over his morning coffee, The Brainy One casually enquired recently, "What will … Continue reading The Original Happy Mail | Those Letters

Tour of the Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world (even when parts of it are hidden under seems like acres of scaffolding). With Big Ben's Elizabeth Tower at one end and the Victoria Tower at the other, its striking façade stretches for 287 metres alongside the River Thames. The palace … Continue reading Tour of the Palace of Westminster

What I Learned From Being Ghosted

In June, 2017, I wrote that I had been on the receiving end of the cruel act of ghosting and was asked recently if the situation behind the ghosting had been resolved. Almost two years on and no, it hasn't. I've hesitated about commenting further here about what happened to me and, ultimately, have decided … Continue reading What I Learned From Being Ghosted

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2019

Nowhere to Lay One's Head by Francoise Frenkel: "In 1921, Françoise Frenkel a Jewish woman from Poland opens Berlin's very first French bookshop. It is a dream come true. The bookshop attracts artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. It brings Françoise peace, friendship and prosperity. Then one summer's day in 1939 Berlin's Jewish shops and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2019

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2019

I read a lot about books and bookshops this month ... Notes from a Public Typewriter edited by Michael Gustafson and Oliver Uberti: This is a gorgeous wee book! I whipped through it in an evening and now have it on my list of gift ideas. When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened Literati … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2019