Tag Archives: whimsy

Apr 12

It’s all in the Clothes

OH and I have been thinking a lot about Emily and her relationship with Symington. She’s an East End girl of genteel stock; he was part of the late King Edward’s crowd. . He has been asked to look after her, she has contacts in the East End that are vital to a criminologist; but […]

Apr 09

A journey round wordpress

Today I’m on Canvey,  a brief stop before heading off to Blenheim to photograph a bookshelf. You never know, there might be an ostentatious book reading while I’m there – just for fun you understand. Anyway while I wait for OH, I have trawled my favourite sites; caught up and commented -as you do. And […]

A Lovely Morning

It’s dull and overcast outside.  There’s bugger all on the television. Not an auspicious start to the Easter Vac. I have loads to do – obviously. A few essays to mark; a couple of piles of books to mark as well; and a whole load of  books on Jack the Ripper to read, digest and […]

The Study Has Landed

A bit more decorating needed, but it’s definitely a study. Unfortunately, I don’t know what excuse I can use now – either for the lack of writing or for not using the running machine 🙂

My Study: pre decorating

Well here we are, we are past the Ides of March and I finally have half a study. Next week we finish the clear out and paint! I’m starting to feel like a real author

Mark and Lucy’s London

Uncovered recently by the BFI, this footage was taken in 1927. 18 years earlier the dresses were longer; and probably less cars. But this was the London, Lucy Pevensea and Mark Birch (two 21st kids) found themselves in. Different isn’t it? Find out more of a world of danger, intrigue and timetravelling teenagers….. http://myBook.to/EndOfThePierAffair

Musings on a Saturday Morning

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ― Madeleine L’Engle I’ve just started teaching Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird to year 10. Set 1 are enjoying it. My colleagues set 2, find it hard […]

Kitchen Project: End of Day 2

Wall down; RSJ up. Floor filthy. Now to tidy up before next weekend… 🙂  

Kitchen Project: Day 2

At the end of the first day;  the kitchen looked like this. Colonialist pointed out last night, solving the unexpected problems is part of the fun.  Not sure the other half would agree. The bottom half of the wall has been rendered and (in typical Victorian fashion) it’s been designed to stay put until the […]

Kitchen Project: Day 1

The aim is to create a new kitchen and an office space from our dining room. The old galley kitchen will become the new dining room. This is the state of play at the start of day 1. I am not going to hazard a guess how long it’s going to take…