Category Archives: Quills

For those of us who like to write as well as read…

The Reluctant Dilettante

     Another year has come and gone, without my quite knowing how. People have been announcing their New Year’s resolutions left, right, and centre for more than a week now, but somehow I am always taken unawares by the advent of … Continue reading

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The Liebster Award

          I’m back in Paris after two weeks away at my parents’. I always vow to take advantage of the holidays to catch up on everything I’ve neglected during the term, including my blog, but of course, I get so … Continue reading

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Nothing But Mud

     Tomorrow I am heading back to Paris after a week’s holiday in the country. While it was lovely to see my family, I cannot pretend I was not a little disappointed with the weather. Usually at this time of … Continue reading

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The Happy Land of Tea and Books

     “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C. S. Lewis      In December, I promised you all a post on tea and books. I had just come across Birgit’s … Continue reading

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Music in the Woods

     As those who read my last post are aware, I have not been in the highest of spirits of late. I took the train home from university the other night with my morale situated somewhere about the level of … Continue reading

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Midnight Melodrama

     It’s midnight and I’m utterly alone, for once. So write! My conscience tells me, before daylight and daylight concerns return to steal time away. I have an unfinished manuscript waiting on the shelf, sticking out from between a recipe … Continue reading

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Miss Darcy Celebrates

     One year ago yesterday, I posted my very first review on Miss Darcy’s Library. To be honest, I would never have thought of starting a blog if a very dear friend had not suggested it and encouraged me throughout … Continue reading

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