I have expressed my love for royal weddings and tacky souvenirs many times on this blog. I think my love for royal weddings stems directly from Grace Kelly. The first book for adults I ever read (at the age of 9 or 10) was a Grace Kelly biography, which is pretty much like a Disney [...]
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Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights (Bath, England) 14-15 John Street, Bath, BA1 2JL Open: Mon – Sat 9.30am – 6.30pm When I saw Andrea’s bookshops around the world feature I instantly knew that I had to email her about Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath. Isn’t that just the best bookshop name [...]
Let’s be honest. I thought this film was über-pretentious. Sure, it is beautifully made and there were truly funny moments, but half of the time I found myself thinking he was trying too hard to make it as arty as possible. I don’t know, maybe I’m just not as cultivated as I thought. Terence Davies [...]
Rude Shipyard (Sheffield) 89 Abbeydale Rd Sheffield, S7 1FE photo by Robin Byles The Rude Shipyard (or The Rude shipyard beneath my window, to give it its full title) is basically a tiny little house crammed with books, mismatched sofas and rocking chairs which also sells pots of tea and scrummy-looking cakes. To an ex-resident [...]
Rooke Books, Bath (UK) 16 Northumberland Place Bath BA1 6QD http://www.rookebooks.com/ Rooke Books is an extremely magical bookshop in Bath. We stumbled upon it on a freezing cold afternoon last week and I am so glad we did. It was spread out over 4 floors, complete with bubble and ball chairs to relax in. I [...]
Christmas lights are up in (almost) every corner of the world, the temperatures have dropped dramatically in the past week, I’m now wearing my new gloves and thinking about Christmas presents, the longest bank holiday of the year is here (in Spain, that is) and in about a couple of days time my house would [...]
>The only thing I miss about living in a small town in Kent where there was nothing to do is living next to a huge park full of deer. These photos were taken last autumn, and you can find bigger and better versions on my flickr.
Hastings pier was destroyed in a fire this morning. As I wrote in a previous post, when I was 15 I spent a summer in Hastings. 11 years later I still consider that summer to be sort of a turning point that made me who I am today. Even though these daunting pictures make me [...]
Clifford’s family lives in Oxfordshire, so we took advantage of our visit a few weeks ago to go to Oxford on a day trip. I’d been to Oxford once before, but at the sort of age when you’re more interested in finding the nearest McDonalds than getting to know the place. In fact, the only [...]
L’Estartit, Spain. Brighton, England. Eastbourne, England. L’Estartit, Spain. Oh, and make sure you check out my guest blog post on learning foreign languages over at martawrites.com. It’s such a great honour to be featured on her blog. One of my all time faves.
Last night I finished re-reading Lala Isla’s ‘Londres, Pastel sin Receta’, which translates as ‘London, a cake without a recipe’. I bought this book back when I was 18 and studying economics. Clearly my choice of books should have warned the parents that I was doing the wrong degree. Anyway, Lala Isla moved to [...]