Category Archives: Randomess

Once Upon a Time VIII

Once Upon a Time 8

Yesterday was March 21st, which for many people means the start of spring. Here in Ireland spring starts on February 1st, and we already have lambs and daffodils about, which means that spring is certainly here. And one sure sign that we’re well into spring for me is Carl’s Once Upon a Time reading challenge. This is the 8th year

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Little help?

my bad

Hi all, as you may have noticed I’ve changed blog theme. But before I changed Kailana told me she was having problems commenting. And she still is but I can’t recreate the problem here. It seems to be something to do with visiting from a feed reader, but I’m not 100% sure of that, so if you could leave a

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Merry 2014

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

I know, we’re ten days into January now, but as I’ve said on numerous occasions here on this very blog, better late than never. We had an incident with a tree and a phone line before Christmas, so my internet was down but we’re finally back in action again. It does mean I’ve sort of missed the boat on best

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A more diverse universe blog tour

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

This year from November 15th to 17th BookLust is hosting The More Diverse Universe blog tour A More Diverse Universe celebrates diversity in speculative fiction by encouraging people to read books in the fantasy or science fiction genres that were written by people of color. It is so very important to read diversely, to read books by and about and

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Template shenanigans

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

I am messing about with various templates at the moment. None decided on as final, but if you notice anything weird that is the reason why. Hopefully I’ll have a new one sorted and ready to go by the end of the day.

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My wedding cake

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

I got married on Thursday, a quiet affair. Registry office and then out with the families for a meal. And maybe one in the pub afterwards This was what Himself’s sister got as our wedding cake. fantastic isn’t it?

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Hello world

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Well it has been a while hasn’t it? My last post was way back in December of last year. That’s almost four full months! The main reason for my absence was that I bought a house! Excitement, but also time-consuming and internet-interfering-with. We’ve moved out the country, and being a *whole* ten miles from the “big smoke” internet is not

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In the eye of the beholder

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Kameron Hurley, author of God’s War wasn’t overly impressed by The Cabin in the Woods, as maybe you can tell from this short excerpt from her blog: Throughout the whole movie, the guys are the puppeteers. The guys still get most of the lines. They’re in control. Throwing in Show Spoiler ▼ Sigourney Weaver at the end for the final

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The love letters of an Irish woman

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Today, at work, in preparation for our move:”(of which I shall not speak because the work is unending and wearisome)”, I came across The love letters of an Irish woman. Originally they had been found in a dump and published as a small book. And then serialised in Gaelic Gleamings, which is what I was cataloguing. And as they are

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