High Tea (on the 7th Floor)

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” C.S. Lewis “Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, … Continued

Jerome K. Jerome -so good they named him twice

Why would any parent do that with a name I wonder? Is it his real name? Let’s investigate. Here are some interesting facts and quotes: His middle name is Klapka. (What the….?) Good old Wikipedia explains it all: His father was called … Continued

Japanese Whispers

I saw a delightful film last night that changed my mood completely. Isn’t that what works of art are for? Even if they are animations? That’s cartoons to me. And I don’t do cartoons. Usually. I caught up with Whisper … Continued

Three Women Without a Boat (Part One)

In the style of Jerome K. Jerome (sort of)  No one quite knew whose idea first it was to walk the Thames Path, but I like to think it was mine.  We three were discussing the possibility of a little trip whilst … Continued

Persephone – a symbol of female creativity.

I discovered a new bookshop and business just before Christmas that is so Bloomsbury-Bluestocking-Retro I can’t wait to go back. It was a pleasure to buy these books for pressies for my girlfriends and one for myself too. Their USP (as it … Continued