80for80 · Reading Round Up

80 for 80, No.1: Rosie and the Priest – Giovanni Boccaccio

When the men were off somewhere, he would come visiting their wives more solicitously than any priest they’d ever had before… Penguin’s Little Black Classics collections starts off with a collection of four short stories, or “bawdy tales” as the black cover blurb suggests. The stories are taken from Boccaccio’s The Decameron, translated by Peter Hainsworth.… Continue reading 80 for 80, No.1: Rosie and the Priest – Giovanni Boccaccio

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What’s New Wednesday: Colour my life noir

Just a quick one to share with you all a seriously great little playlist I found this week. I thrive on background noise and find silences harder to concentrate in as it replaces the space for my anxious thoughts. I find when I get really anxious, Rainy Mood in bed is the only thing that… Continue reading What’s New Wednesday: Colour my life noir

80for80 · Reading Round Up

80 for 80: a reading adventure in Little Black Classics

Sometimes, when you are stuck in a really good novel, you just want to dip into something else quickly. My usual go-to is a graphic novel as I tend to whizz through them relatively quickly. But I wanted to mix this up a little bit. And that’s when I noticed Penguin had launched their 80… Continue reading 80 for 80: a reading adventure in Little Black Classics

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When in London: “Have you ever scratched a pig’s back?”

A childhood in North Wales surrounded by farmland has led me to have certain assumptions about the world, which are being challenged by my partner Tim. He of middle class suburban youth has had many experiences non-typical for me, such as being Captain of his private school’s shooting team  l o l l e. But… Continue reading When in London: “Have you ever scratched a pig’s back?”

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My Little Box: My Little Superbox – March

Continuing my desire to try new things, I have been investigating makeup ooooh. Growing up as a tomboy who rejected anything “girly” apart from drawing circles around my eyes in kohl eyeliner combined with dry eczema skin, I have very little experience with make up and other products. I had looked at the popular beauty boxes like Birchbox… Continue reading My Little Box: My Little Superbox – March