Tag Archives: Writing

Weekend Bookshelf: Desmond and a ‘World of Art’

Introducing Desmond!  This little pottery dragon has sat on every desk I’ve ever worked at from my GCSEs to my PhD and continues to occupy a small corner, overseeing matters.  I can’t remember how I ended up with a dragon.  I’m not Welsh. I don’t have a particular propensity for the mythical animal and I […]

(Almost) Weekend Bookshelf: World Book Day

Other than those by Günter Grass (Even bad books are books and therefore sacred) and Groucho Marx (Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read), I’m useless at remembering quotes.  So I can’t tell you who once remarked that having more books on a […]

Planning for 2014

I don’t usually make public my ambitions for the year,  I rarely inform my family, allowing me to wimp out or rescind on promises to myself.  However, a double bout of some virus carried by my gorgeous nieces had me half dead and reading other blogs, including Emily Henderson’s.  But this year feels different and hopefully […]