In memoriam…

       ‘Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?’ – Going Postal This might be a little late in the day but as a tremendous fan of Terry Pratchett and his profoundly quirky wisdom, I feel like my ode to him would feel incomplete without […]

A sight to gladden the heart…

… and boggle the mind!


Now this is what I call a well-spent weekend afternoon! Good food (oh, how I love Italian food!), good company (courtesy, my dear husband) and then a couple of hours digging through what was more a warehouse than a bookstore (again, courtesy the husband). Though, not much of a reader himself he’s quite a good sport about hunting out obscure bookshops for me and then trudging through busy streets to get there and then patiently waiting while I wander, hypnotised, through book laden aisles! What more could I ask for! (Though, I have a sneaking suspicion he won’t readily repeat  the experience any time soon.) Continue reading “A sight to gladden the heart…”

Genetically travel-ified!


Pico Iyer’s Falling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places of The World (Vintage Departures) is  probably one of the best travelogues I have ever read. Perceptive, poignant, funny – Iyer never sounds like a tourist who’s just passing through the country. Like a citizen of the world he

picotalks of places much like a reader talks of a favourite, well thumbed book. Continue reading “Genetically travel-ified!”