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In which I make my excuses.

I had a vague idea of what I wanted to share with you all today, but then school happened. It just sort of snuck up on me! 328 more words

Review - Grimm Tales at Oxo Tower Bargehouse

I’m a child again he said. I’m staring in wonder at the fairytale world I’m in. Sweeping arches made of stacks of chairs, the cracks in myriad picture frames patched together with surgical stitches.  190 more words


A Fairytale in the Lake District.

Adaptions from classic fairy tales have been retold for years in the form of cinema, literature and television series, the elements from fairy tales seem to be similar. 440 more words

Film Reviews

If Reading is Sexy, Then This Free E-Book Must Be Downright Erotic!

And indeed it is. We are recently returned from a fabulous four-day weekend with family and friends in New Orleans, where we listened to live bagpipe music, ate crawfish etouffee on a hot dog, drank gin in our champagne, won a dance contest, and “discovered” (read: meticulously searched the map for the precise location at the behest of our cool guidebook of) … 554 more words

Stuff I Write

Why the Woods?

I was walking across campus this morning (very carefully, because it’s ridiculously icy today) trying to decide what to write about when a thought struck me. 312 more words

Fairy Tales

Nuts & Bolts #4 - The FIRST Straw?

You cannot make bricks without straw, the idiom goes, but with warnings of a brick shortage in the UK why not ditch bricks entirely and just build with the straw? 402 more words

UK Housing

Review of the Week: "Hansel and Gretel" by Neil Gaiman

Gaiman, Neil. Hansel and Gretel. Lorenzo Mattotti, Illus. Non-fiction. Toon, 2014. 54p. $16.95, 978-1-935179-62-7, PLB $29.95, 978-1-935179-65-8. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 4-8.

Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti lend their noir strengths to this deeply satisfying retelling of the Grimms’ classic tale. 104 more words

Review Of The Week