Book Review of Oz by Bobbie Darbyshire

So I said that I wouldn’t write reviews for fiction because it would hinder the experience of getting lost in a book – and going into a book wanting to review it is still something I won’t do. But this one, that I found today in the bargain box due to a slightly damaged spine,Continue reading “Book Review of Oz by Bobbie Darbyshire”

Book Review of The Hollow Crown by Dan Jones

The Hollow Crown is the second book that I have read by Dan Jones (and I have just bought his new book Power and Thrones which I am very much looking forward to reading), the first being the Plantagenets, which I fully enjoyed.  Having also watched his series Great British Castles (many times) which heContinue reading “Book Review of The Hollow Crown by Dan Jones”

Book Review of What I talk about when I talk about Running by Haruki Murakami

If I could ever say that a book had made me at least even think about picking up regular exercise of any kind, the one that comes closest is Murakami’s memoir about writing and running, What I talk about when I talk about running.  I have been a fan of Murakami’s writing ever since readingContinue reading “Book Review of What I talk about when I talk about Running by Haruki Murakami”

Watercolouring Part 2: Timelapse and Pride in my Paintings

Here is a part two of the painting that I did during my mini holiday at my parents’ house. I wonder if I was proud of them..😂. But I enjoyed it so much and so I now just need to figure out how to keep it up now that I’m back in the city.

Getting back into Painting in Watercolours

So I went to my parents house for a few weeks and while I have the house to myself for the weekend, I thought I’d do something that I haven’t done for ages: Paint! I haven’t used watercolour in a long time and so I’m a little rusty but I still had a lot ofContinue reading “Getting back into Painting in Watercolours”

Book Review of Hidden Nature by Alys Fowler

This book was a cruel one for the sole fact that it made me bawl like a child. The tale of Alys’ life upheavals coupled with her travels up and down the canals of Birmingham (and sometimes London) is one that both intrigued me at points – Fowler is a gardener at heart and theContinue reading “Book Review of Hidden Nature by Alys Fowler”

A Spontaneous Book Haul

This was all a bit sudden and so if it’s waffly, I got excited about being home alone – as shown by me using my ‘nobody’s home inside voice’ XD Hope you like it! Books mentioned in the video: The Hollow Crown – Dan Jones. Why does E=MC (squared)? – Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw.Continue reading “A Spontaneous Book Haul”

Book Review of The Celts by Alice Roberts

So I waited to read this book for no good reason, it was just one of those things. But I’m glad I got around to it because this book is brilliantly written and excellently put together. Alice Roberts really looks at all the practical, rather than ’emotional’ evidence which is out there in the worldContinue reading “Book Review of The Celts by Alice Roberts”

A New Start and a Fresh Perspective

So I’ve decided to be a bit more free with my content and my filming so that I can actually enjoy what I am making again (and I was too broad with my previous videos so I may make more nuanced versions of them in the future) but for now I am making sure toContinue reading “A New Start and a Fresh Perspective”