Every year I get asked ‘What are your favourite Christmas films?’ And I’ve never had a satisfactory answer… until now.
After much head scratching, and much discussion, I’ve settled on three films that I could watch every year to give me that festive feeling.
Continue reading What I’ll be watching this Christmas
In September I extended my annual reading challenge. Not just content with reaching a numerical goal (I’ve now read 16 books this year, my target was 15) but looking to vary my choice of book, and challenge myself to pick up something I might usually avoid.
When I set this new challenge there were gaps in my list. So here’s an update with all categories assigned and another couple checked off. The books in bold are those left to read.
Continue reading 2016 reading challenge update
On a recent trip to Skye, inspired by the atmospheric landscape I started writing poetry.
Today, on National Poetry Day, I’ve decided to share my first poem.
Continue reading The Cabin at Seaview
The start of the new academic year and new hockey season is upon us. I’m trying to not let the sudden shift in the pace of life overwhelm me.
To do this, I’m remembering the things that I’ve been grateful for over the last few weeks:
Continue reading Grace in small things #10
Charlotte Brontë published a ‘Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell’ in the 1850 edition of Wuthering Heights, shortly after both of her sisters had died.
Here she comments on their decision to assume masculine names when first seeking publishers for their writing.
Continue reading Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell
For 2016 I set myself the challenge of reading 15 books. It may not sound ambitious, but it’s a step up from the number I read last year – 13 (my target was 12).
I find myself in September and I’ve already read 13 books, so I’m well on my way to meeting this year’s target. And hopefully exceeding it. So, taking inspiration from Jo, I’m going to step up my challenge.
Continue reading 2016 reading challenge
He hears only that which he understands
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe