The Architecture of Antoni Gaudi – Future Fairytales

Barcelona is the home of many things - great tapas, Estrella beer, possibly the most famous football club in the world, and modernist architectural legend Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi's buildings and parks are everywhere in Barcelona and his style of architecture is now synonymous with the Catalan city. There's plenty of places to visit, some of… Continue reading The Architecture of Antoni Gaudi – Future Fairytales

Anne Hathaway’s House, Stratford-Upon-Avon

There's no shortage of history in Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Many of the places you can visit were once home to Shakespeare's relations, including the homestead of his wife, Anne Hathway. Part of the building dates from the 1400s, and it provides an intriguing window into the past. There's not a great deal known about Shakespeare's… Continue reading Anne Hathaway’s House, Stratford-Upon-Avon

The Cauldron Trilogy begins…

The Ramsay family moved to Coulden Wells dreaming of a quiet country life. But the moment they passed the village boundary, they were doomed to be part of fate. Because Coulden Wells is not the pretty English hideaway it seems. For centuries it has been protected by a coven of witches. And they have misused… Continue reading The Cauldron Trilogy begins…

A Bookshop to get Lost in – Regent Furniture and Books, Wantage

Tie yourself to a good piece of rope. You'll need it to find your way back to the entrance when you wander too far into the deep recesses of this bookshop. I'll see you when I get out! Related reads A Tour of the British Library Around Wells Cathedral and the Chained Library Visiting Batemans… Continue reading A Bookshop to get Lost in – Regent Furniture and Books, Wantage

Harry Potter and The Divinity School

Oxford is jam-packed with history, beautiful buildings and of course, students. And a tour around the Bodleian Libraries is a great way to spend an hour or so. But if you don't have enough time to do the full tour, simply pay the princely sum of £2 and nosy around the Divinity School instead. And… Continue reading Harry Potter and The Divinity School

Discworld Imaginarium by Paul Kidby & Terry Pratchett

Discworld Imaginarium by Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby

Paul Kidby is an illustrator, sculptor and artists who worked with Terry Pratchett for 13 years, designing the cover of his Discworld books and more. Many of the originals contained in this book are at the 'HisWorld' exhibition in Salisbury Museum. The "Discworld Imaginarium" is a collection of some of his Discworld paintings and drawings from… Continue reading Discworld Imaginarium by Paul Kidby & Terry Pratchett

New Years Resolution – Keep a Diary (the Easy Way)

Writers are meant to keep journals. At least, that's what I always believed. Unfortunately, I've never been very good at it. They always seem like great idea too. A way to write every day, a place to store things that happened which you might otherwise forget and a record to look back on in years… Continue reading New Years Resolution – Keep a Diary (the Easy Way)