Category Archives: Unnecessary Nonsense

On wandering through time

On my last night in London, I met up with my friend Lydia to go to a ‘still-life drama’ museum, called the Dennis Severs House in Spitalfield. Lydia discovered it while running an errand for work, noticing it because of

On wandering through time

On my last night in London, I met up with my friend Lydia to go to a ‘still-life drama’ museum, called the Dennis Severs House in Spitalfield. Lydia discovered it while running an errand for work, noticing it because of

On preserving words

Wednesday afternoon, I went to the British Library. I fully intending to wander around the whole thing, but ended up spending an hour and a half in the ‘Treasures of the Library’ exhibit. There were original manuscripts from Jane Austen, Charlotte

On preserving words

Wednesday afternoon, I went to the British Library. I fully intending to wander around the whole thing, but ended up spending an hour and a half in the ‘Treasures of the Library’ exhibit. There were original manuscripts from Jane Austen, Charlotte

On why I’ve been neglecting you

So, once again, I’ve been very busy and neglected talking to you. But here’s my excuse – I’ve been coordinating a very large, very demanding parade for the Adelaide Fringe. It took place last Friday, and only just – for

On why I’ve been neglecting you

So, once again, I’ve been very busy and neglected talking to you. But here’s my excuse – I’ve been coordinating a very large, very demanding parade for the Adelaide Fringe. It took place last Friday, and only just – for

On 1001 actually being quite a small number

“I love reading another reader’s list of favourites. Even when I find I do not share their tastes or predilections, I am provoked to compare, contrast, and contradict. It is a most healthy exercise, and one altogether fruitful.”  – T.

On 1001 actually being quite a small number

“I love reading another reader’s list of favourites. Even when I find I do not share their tastes or predilections, I am provoked to compare, contrast, and contradict. It is a most healthy exercise, and one altogether fruitful.”  – T.

On reading everywhere

I stumbled across this beautiful post about Steve McCurry’s photographs of people reading around the world. What I love most about it (apart from the boy reading leaning up against an elephant) is the universality of being absorbed in a

On reading everywhere

I stumbled across this beautiful post about Steve McCurry’s photographs of people reading around the world. What I love most about it (apart from the boy reading leaning up against an elephant) is the universality of being absorbed in a

A quick pick me up

Feeling glum? Not had the best day? You know what you need? You need to look at these beautiful book sculptures. Still feeling blue? Go read a book. I promise you’ll feel better.

A quick pick me up

Feeling glum? Not had the best day? You know what you need? You need to look at these beautiful book sculptures. Still feeling blue? Go read a book. I promise you’ll feel better.

On snowballs and gladwrap

On Friday a friend spontaneously messaged me saying Help! I forgot I had tickets to a show at 6pm tonight! Can you come with me? Luckily, for me and for her, I was free and was delighted to accompany her.

On snowballs and gladwrap

On Friday a friend spontaneously messaged me saying Help! I forgot I had tickets to a show at 6pm tonight! Can you come with me? Luckily, for me and for her, I was free and was delighted to accompany her.