Enter the Asylum I never ever manage to make accurate record of my sojourn to the Asylum Steampunk Festival, because there is simply too much to see and do that I would be able to jot it all down for a post. If I had the time to go into it in all detail, I … Continue reading Enter The Asylum
It's unassuming from the outside, but so are most escape room locations. Shrouded in mystery in the middle of Southampton - even more so with a growing rain pelting The Husband and I - Houdini's Escape Rooms are anything but unassuming. After stopping off at my mother's, we manoeuvre the trains to get to Southampton … Continue reading Escaping Titanic
Happy Birthday to Me!
That annual obligatory birthday post. Well, it's my birthday today, and I spent the weekend down in Oxfordshire with some of my friends. With it being exam season, I sadly didn't get to see as many of them as would have liked to, but it was nice to have a small affair in the local village … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me!
A GRAND STAY
On my mid-week weekend the last couple of days, The Husband and I stayed over at The Grand Hotel in York. Here’s a snapshot (literally and metaphorically) of the day out. And in. We arrived early, as I wanted to make the most out of the day walking around York. It started off spitting rain … Continue reading A GRAND STAY
AN OPERATIC WEEK
It really does feel like I am spending all my time in a theatre. And it’s marvellous. Yes, I am aware of how much energy is sapped and how I feel so unfit because my limbs ache when I do the usual daily walking et cetera – but these are the risks I chose when … Continue reading AN OPERATIC WEEK
Beautiful People: H’s Cathy
*gasp* What is this, an actual Beautiful People post on my blog in 2016? I know, I’ve been as lax in keeping up with the writing tag as a printer sans ink, partly because I’ve not tackled any new big novels for a while and instead have been trying to focus on the importance of … Continue reading Beautiful People: H’s Cathy
Photo of the Week: Smooothh
In which I again try and do all of the arty things. This is from Friday's girl's night, where, having made my way almost through the entire menu, I decide to try the make-your-own smoothie. With raspberry and lime. It was sweet and sharp. and I liked it. This is my classy social life now. … Continue reading Photo of the Week: Smooothh
‘Heaven Sent’ Review with Nevillegirl
This series 9 of Doctor Who, I’ve been part of the review team over at Nevillegirl’s blog. Last year, we did a similar system, and one of the episodes I’ve been reviewing this year has been episode 11, Heaven Sent. Wow, that's was one wild ride of an episode. I had a lot of thoughts … Continue reading ‘Heaven Sent’ Review with Nevillegirl
10 Reasons I’m Thankful For Blogging
In which Engie explains why she is thankful for blogging. I don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving, but I have a lot of American friends and love this fun holiday.
Instead of my usual “I’m thankful for my family and my health and my cat” post on this day, I thought I’d try something different! I thought I’d make a list of ten books I’m thankful for, but… apparently I did that last year! SO I’M MAKING A TOP TEN LIST OF REASONS I’M THANKFUL FOR BLOGGING.
1. It’s an easy, comfortable form of expressing myself
I’m introverted and shy – I don’t have much to say to anyone IRL until I get to know them well. I stumble over my words, or get embarrassed and forget what I was going to say. But online my thoughts just come POURING out and I’m not nearly as awkward! (I hope!)
2. More specifically, I can fangirl!
Blogging has given me a way to discuss my interests – especially those related to books, movies, and TV shows – that I…
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Photo of the WeeK: Dinos
I took so many photos this week, though most of them running jokes, rather than pieces one could consider art. Nevertheless, I had fun doing it, and I had a set of photos to choose from. Here, Nino, my crochet yellow dinosaur, learns about her ancestors (or, at least, their eggs) at the Natural History … Continue reading Photo of the WeeK: Dinos