Occasionally a book comes along that seems as though it was written just for you as a reader. As though the author looked into your mind, saw all things that you wished for and set about the task of putting it on the page. Susan Orlean’s The Library Book is one of these. I happened… Continue reading Review: The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Before watching this documentary I had heard of Nina Simone but I didn’t know much about her (other than she was a jazz/blues singer) or her career, and I had only heard one of her songs previously (My Baby Just Cares For Me). So I was intrigued when I stumbled across this while searching through… Continue reading Review: What Happened, Miss Simone?
This gorgeous, sweet letter slot is a (sadly) no longer used feature that belongs to a family member's house - a 1900's villa. It's colours have weathered by time and touch to a multi patterned dark bronze and rose, its decoration still strong, proud and beautiful. While it may passed unnoticed, I find it absolutely… Continue reading Letters
I love reading about New York and life there both past and present. I often go searching the internet for books that might be of interest and sometimes, just sometimes I hit the jackpot. If there is a little quirkiness to the tales told then that’s even better. This book is the result of one… Continue reading Review: Strange and Obscure Stories of New York City by Tim Rowland
Even though this picture was captured not far from where I live I always imagine it is anywhere but a bustling urban setting. It is a door to another world ... My mind is filled with images of tree filled woods, sunlight trying to break through the canopy to kiss the ground below. I can… Continue reading If You Go Down To The Woods Today …