Posts Tagged: Fairytales

An ode to Odense

I should probably fill you in on what I have been doing the last few days, and the books that I have been reading, but I visited Odense yesterday, the city that Hans Christian Anderson was born in, and my

An ode to Odense

I should probably fill you in on what I have been doing the last few days, and the books that I have been reading, but I visited Odense yesterday, the city that Hans Christian Anderson was born in, and my

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.

Neil Gaiman on beating dragons

‘Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.’   – Neil Gaiman  

Neil Gaiman on beating dragons

‘Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.’   – Neil Gaiman  

On fairytales with quirks

So, I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with fairytales. Not that think I’m sort of princess destined for a happy ever after, or anything like that – but I find their longevity, and malleability, and generally the way they tend

On fairytales with quirks

So, I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with fairytales. Not that think I’m sort of princess destined for a happy ever after, or anything like that – but I find their longevity, and malleability, and generally the way they tend

On faded fairytales

Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while will hopefully know that I have a bit of a soft spot for fairytales. I find them fascinating – how they’ve evolved, which ones we remember, which ones fade into

On faded fairytales

Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while will hopefully know that I have a bit of a soft spot for fairytales. I find them fascinating – how they’ve evolved, which ones we remember, which ones fade into

On meddling with fairytales

Aaand we have a desktop in our Budapest appartment! Yes!! Sorry about the silence, everyone, but it is hard to write a post on an iPhone. But here I am, sitting at a desktop in Budapest. Yay! I’ve zoomed through

On meddling with fairytales

Aaand we have a desktop in our Budapest appartment! Yes!! Sorry about the silence, everyone, but it is hard to write a post on an iPhone. But here I am, sitting at a desktop in Budapest. Yay! I’ve zoomed through

Albert Einstein on fairytales

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”  ― Albert Einstein  

Albert Einstein on fairytales

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”  ― Albert Einstein  

Philip Pullman on Fairytales

My last post talks about Philip Pullman and fairy tales. However, Philip Pullman is a much better writer than I could ever be, and he writes about his own opinion on the importance of fairy tales and stories here. It

Philip Pullman on Fairytales

My last post talks about Philip Pullman and fairy tales. However, Philip Pullman is a much better writer than I could ever be, and he writes about his own opinion on the importance of fairy tales and stories here. It