Samuel Beckett’s Birthday

Spotted on Twitter with no source. But it’s marvellous! Beckett - I can’t go on Mrs Doyle - ah, go on Beckett - I’ll go on

Felt like a good clean…

“I feel like I should clean the house so I’m going to sit and read until the feeling passes” Thanks Mum!

POEM – Kubla Khan – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Last night, I missed an answer in the FT quiz because I didn't know the opening lines to a poem I have actually read quite a few times. So, here it is, a reminder to myself. Hardly homework though - it's a beautiful poem. KUBLA KHAN BY SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE Or, a vision in a dream. … Continue reading POEM – Kubla Khan – Samuel Taylor Coleridge


LBC White Swan – Upcoming Books

We also have our April and May books for White Swan! Time - 6pmLocation - Zoom 11th April – Apex Hides the Hurt – Colson Whitehead The town of Winthrop has decided it needs a new name. The resident software millionaire wants to call it New Prospera; the mayor wants to return to the original … Continue reading LBC White Swan – Upcoming Books

Happy St Patrick’s Day

Hope that you know... stay home, socially distance and that you manage a giggle, a dance and a toast! My mum mum sent me on the following - a stunning version of On Raglan Road by New Dublin Voices

Solidarity with the NHS

This time a year ago, almost to the day, my family were urging me to stay at home. Thankfully, my workplace agreed and my lockdown began on the 16th of March. The U.K. govt followed a week later, on the 23rd. Between March snd December of last year, it is estimated that 850 healthcare workers … Continue reading Solidarity with the NHS

PSA – 2021 Census

How to fill in the 2021 Census if you are closeted. If you want to fill in questions about gender identity, sexual orientation or religion without other household members finding out, it is very simple. Go and click ‘start census’ Find and follow the link that says ‘need to answer separately from your household?’ … Continue reading PSA – 2021 Census

FOUND – POEM – The Giraffe by Geoffrey Dearmer

A few days ago, while chatting with a bestie from Zimbabwe, a line from a poem we had studied in school floated into my head - '...hide of a deer and eyes of a baby calf...'. We had been casually chatting about giraffes - as one does - and agreed it was the perfect description … Continue reading FOUND – POEM – The Giraffe by Geoffrey Dearmer

Reading gives…

From my aunt, to my mum, to me. Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are.Mason Cooley Thank you Goodwill Librarian and Mason Cooley.

Literary Collective Nouns

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