Life, Travel

A Night on the Town

In Downton Abbey, they always used to talk about going ‘up’ to London, even when they lived in Yorkshire. I have read somewhere, and it may even have been true, that this was to do with the start of the railway lines. Even though the first trainline built in the UK was between Liverpool and… Continue reading A Night on the Town

Books

The Betrayals – Bridget Collins

Anne got this book out of the library as we’d both read another one by her, The Binding, and loved it. This book follows a similar pattern in that she creates an environment that is familiar yet not quite. Like a parallel universe. The main setting is a university or academy, called Montverre, built in… Continue reading The Betrayals – Bridget Collins

Books, Running

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami

The book, scribbled notes and all I’ve just finished reading, or should I say re-reading, this book. Because my writing course will focus on creative non-fiction, I’m trying to pick up a few more of that kind of book to learn how the professionals do it. Normally Murakami writes novels and I’ve enjoyed many of… Continue reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami

Running

Running, or was it wallowing (?), in Beacon Park

I’m squatting by a bucket of muddy water outside my house with rubber gloves on and a toothbrush in my hand, wondering if this is what normal people do on a Sunday. To clarify, the toothbrush has long been demoted from the task of cleaning teeth, and used to have a happy, later life getting… Continue reading Running, or was it wallowing (?), in Beacon Park