So I actually graduated last week! And to celebrate, we went to check out another tea room. Eteaket is a well established brand of its own, it even featured at the Baftas 2015. Even so, I had never heard of it and so had no preconceived ideas about the place clouding my judgements at all. … Continue reading Eteaket(Edinburgh)
She wondered how she would feel to be a married woman. It would be the end of her life, she decided, if life was a time of choices. In a week from now, she would have no choices. She would reign over her people. She would have children. Perhaps she would die in childbirth, perhaps … Continue reading The Sleeper and the Spindle
Last Saturday my partner and I went to Anteaques, a small tea room and antiques store in the centre of Edinburgh. First thing that hits you when entering are that it's really tiny; there's only space for 4 in the front room, and 8 in the back. Make sure to book a table if you … Continue reading Anteaques (Edinburgh)
In J. K. Rowling's little book The Tales of Beedle the Bard we are presented with a collection of 5 fairytales set in the Harry Potter universe, each with comments made by Professor Dumbledore. These comments spell out the moral lessons of the tale and provide some "historical" information (all within the HP world). As there are … Continue reading The Tales of Beedle the Bard
It is inevitable that at some point each year, I find myself with this book in my hands. Whenever I need a pick-me-up for some undefinable reason, or I find myself dulled to my surroundings, this wonderful book is surified to make me glow and feel good for weeks on end. Every time I finish it (which is always too soon), I get filled with the urging need to go outside and breathe, to play and be merry in ways that I wrote off when I "grew up".
“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” This is a fresh start, a new leaf. Like a fairy tale hero, I have found that to be happy I need to go … Continue reading The First Step