Inspiration for the year ahead, Sir Ken Robinson talking about creativity
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
24 Hours in Bristol, making the finals
I forgot to post that I was a finalist in the 24 hours in Bristol photography competition. This was my shortlisted entry: “Warehouses on the Welsh Back” taken between 4am and 5am.
Who feeds Bristol and what can we do about it?
Did you know that 10 in 35 Bristol wards don’t have a greengrocer? According to where you live in the city, this may or may not surprise you. I live in the city centre and while I hear of people selling fresh fruit and vegetables in the Bear Pit on Pero’s Bridge and on North…
Cable knit scarf with country tweed wool
I have started my new knitting project with a speckly and silky wool called Country Tweed. I bought the wool in a few different colours and this is the one I’m using now. My previous project was a handbag based on a Nordic pattern. I used a round needle and had to carry a notebook with…
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells, Sebastian Faulks – a review
With a return to life anticipated nearly as much as Buffy’s, Jeeves and Wooster sprung back to action this month with a new adventure written by Sebastian Faulks nearly 40 years afters creator P.G. Wodehouse’s death. Due to a series of extenuating circumstances, Bertie Wooster, recently returned from a very pleasurable sojourn in Cannes, finds himself…
My cardigan has arrived and it’s not from a shop
My new winter cardigan has arrived and just in time. It is warm, it is lovely and it is in just the right colours for me. I can’t remember how much it cost, I think I used about seven balls of Rico Melange wool at between £3 and £3.99 each so around £30. The colour…
One Step Too Far, Tina Seskis
One Step Too Far The description from the publishers An apparently happy marriage. A beautiful son. A lovely home. So what makes identical twin Emily Coleman get up one morning and walk right out of her life? How will she survive? And what is the date that looms, threatening to force her to confront her…
Some useful and lovely book-blog links
Let Me Be Frank One of the most pleasant pieces I’ve read recently is this post called Appearing In Public by Let Me Be Frank. Author Sarah Laing writes “I am going to be talking with three grand dames of NZ literature – Stephanie Johnson, Charlotte Grimshaw and Paula Green.” First Lines The literary journal…
The Best Sunday Roasts in Bristol
Looking for the best Sunday roast in Bristol is probably one of the loveliest past-times but it’s not really a Summery sunny-day kind of activity. For a while we used to go to the St Werburgh’s Sunday roast pop-up which not only made for a good walk from the city centre but was one of…
Didn’t You Do Well
Possibly the most perfect cup of coffee this year. Park Row, Bristol http://www.bristol-culture.com/2013/03/26/didnt-you-do-well/ https://www.facebook.com/DidntYouDoWell