The best game in the world: sick bed edition

March is a many-stranded thing. This year, at least, the winter of our discontent is still very much now, and we can't go a couple of days without a blast of snowy rain and freezing wind. I want the gentle spring weather, but Russia ate it. I saw cherry blossom trees trying their hardest to … Continue reading The best game in the world: sick bed edition

In praise of the paper-and-ink

There's a place you can go where everything smells of unicorns and chocolate sprinkles. Stuff Disneyland. Just take me to Waterstone's. (I am putting the apostrophe back in, because COME ON, WATERSTONE'S.) The Waterstone's at home was a house of wonders. The books sat in the old Wool Exchange building in Bradford, and I breathed … Continue reading In praise of the paper-and-ink

A note from a resolutions enthusiast

I can never resist a blank slate. All that lovely time and space to make things better in. I always get carried away and make far too many new year's resolutions to ever keep up with. This year, I decided to simplify. My new year's resolution for 2012 can be summed up in the following … Continue reading A note from a resolutions enthusiast