Books

A book review: Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories

TITLE: Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories AUTHOR: multiple authors PUBLISHED: 1983 SYNOPSIS A collection of fourteen of Roald Dahl's favourite ghost stories. Featuring authors including, but not limited to: Rosemary Timperley, L.P. Hartley, Edith Wharton, and Cynthia Asquith, this collection is the result of an intense study by Dahl to find the best ghost stories… Continue reading A book review: Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories

The everyday

Inner child versus outer adult

I put the photo above on Instagram this morning, it's one of the pathways inside The National Botanic Garden of Wales. It's a nice picture, well, I think so anyway. It's pretty and perhaps most people would look at it and say 'ah that's lovely' and then not give it a second thought, and that's fine,… Continue reading Inner child versus outer adult

Books

A book review: Goodnight Mister Tom

TITLE: Goodnight Mister Tom AUTHOR: Michelle Magorian PUBLISHED: 1981 SYNOPSIS Set against the backdrop of the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom tells the tale of William Beech, a young boy evacuated from his home in London to a small village in the country. William is a quiet and withdrawn young boy who is afraid… Continue reading A book review: Goodnight Mister Tom

The everyday

Cold calling, door to door, junk mail. Is there a need for it?

A couple of days ago I found myself retrieving two takeaway menus, four supermarket special offer flyers, and a leaflet offering new windows from where they had been stuffed into my letterbox. Just like I always do I wrestled them free, had a quick look to make sure no regular post was mixed up in… Continue reading Cold calling, door to door, junk mail. Is there a need for it?

Interests

Where did it come from, and where has it been?

I went to an antiques fair with a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago. It was really fun! I didn't pick up much but I did enjoy looking at everything and considering the journey that the pieces had been on up to this point. My lack of purchases was more than made up… Continue reading Where did it come from, and where has it been?