Locupletative Words, Speak for themselves!

I’m so excited!  I’ve adopted a word!  Yes a WORD, a real word!  This word wasn’t my first word choice.  I got diverted, wandered away and I couldn’t find it again.  However, I found another one.  The word, in case you haven’t already guessed is the adjective ‘Locupletative’ which means ‘tending to enrich’, and I’m hopingContinue reading “Locupletative Words, Speak for themselves!”

What I’m Reading Now, What I Should be Reading Now, and What I’m going to Read

Well it’s happened yet again.  I had every good intention  of reading,  a recently excavated book.  I was quite excited about finding it and very much looked forward to reading this forgotten treasure.   I started ‘Branwell Bronte’s Barbers Tale’ by Chris Firth, got into about the first 10 pages, which I must say I wasn’t really concentrating on,Continue reading “What I’m Reading Now, What I Should be Reading Now, and What I’m going to Read”

Weird and Wacky Design: Cutting Edge Jewellery (Literally)

I couldn’t resist this cutting edge bracelet!  It’s so Uri Gellar isn’t it?  lots of fun to wear and a real talking piece, I bet. I am reminded of  a recycled part of a Victorian Chatelaine.   Another piece of Jewellery that I found on the website called ‘Eclectic Eccentricity Jewellery’ is this unusual skull brooch.  ItContinue reading “Weird and Wacky Design: Cutting Edge Jewellery (Literally)”

Book Graveyard: They are not Dead, They are only Sleeping

Free books!  In February this years people filled their socks  and anything else they had on them with second-hand books from an Amazon abandoned warehouse!  Read the story HERE Books, books, books!  I have books piled up all over the place.  I have too many books.  I’ve sold some, given  some away, but still IContinue reading “Book Graveyard: They are not Dead, They are only Sleeping”

Teapots: From Wild Goat to He Goat: From Dada to Goya

 This strange , organic teapot really captured my imagination . This Raku ceramic, called  ‘Wild Goat teapot – Homage to Paul Soldner’  is by Nina de Creeft Ward from The Beatrice Wood Centre for the Arts.  I don’t know who Paul Soldner is, I just hope he was pleased with the wild goat reference!  This teapot reminded me ofContinue reading “Teapots: From Wild Goat to He Goat: From Dada to Goya”

Small Place that is Big on Character! Mr Thomas’s Chop House

We went for a meal in Mr Thomas’s Chop House, Manchester the other night.  I’ve  passed this place many times, even went in for a drink once, but I’ve never eaten in there.  The pub/restaurant size is deceptive.  The 1867 building is a long and narrow, giving the impression of a tiny bar at the front. Continue reading “Small Place that is Big on Character! Mr Thomas’s Chop House”