Sunday, 7 February 2016

Gladstone's Library


Last week Partner-who-loves-tea and I went to Hawarden in N Wales to visit Gladstone's Library and use the reading room.  Gladstone's Library is a private library and charity of which we are both proud to be members since the facilities it offers are superb.

The building is attractive outside and in particular the reading room inside is beautiful.



The light of knowledge is here shining out of one of the reading room windows.


There is a cafe facility in the building called 'Food for Thought'  and there are bedrooms available both for those attending workshops and those simply wanting to be in a peaceful atmosphere.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Define Snail Mail

snail mail
noun
informal
  1. the ordinary postal system as opposed to email.


Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Faerie Grove - Copyright 2008 Howard David Johnson


I have hundreds of pictures stored on my computer - some of them are anonymous but I'm glad to say I know who created this one -  Howard David Johnson.


 I don't think you could find a better representation of a faerie grove no matter how hard you looked.  And as I said last August, everyone should believe in Fairies and Mermaids, Pixie Dust and Grimoires, Snail Mail and La Fee Verte, and Unicorns and Dragons...

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Two new cats

Partner-who-loves-tea and I had a wander around Liverpool and the Wirral one day last week doing a few odd jobs and calling in at the Brimstage craft centre.  I bought a couple of cats but their upkeep won’t be quite so expensive in time or money as Mac and Annabel.


Friday, 15 January 2016

A new word for me!

"Tsundoku" (n.) is the constant act of buying books, but never reading them. Specifically, it is letting books pile up in one's room so much that the owner never gets a chance to read all of them. 


The origin of "Tsundoku" is Japanese slang.

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