A quick one (while we’re away)…

Rumour has it that posting pictures of cute kitties will lure more readers/viewers to your blog than writing a proper post. So here we go:   Granted, these are not exactly kitties – they’re our friend [a]’s fully grown Norwegian Forest Cats who have been featured here before – but I’ve been meaning to post these picsContinue reading “A quick one (while we’re away)…”

Lit Knit 5: “Poets and their Companions” by Joseph von Eichendorff

Believe it or not, I finally wrote a post in our Lit Knit series which is NOT about Terry Pratchett! So, here goes… The author: Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857) was one of the most important writers of German Romanticism. Having been born only 1788, however, meant that he wrote his earliest works at a timeContinue reading “Lit Knit 5: “Poets and their Companions” by Joseph von Eichendorff”

My ancestors’ books, pt. 4: Stitches

I post this as the fourth and final instalment of My ancestors’ books, though technically it’s not about a book but about this little black box: This box, however, is stored with my ancestors’ books and obviously belongs with them. Its black colour and sombre appearance seems curiously appropriate, since its content is made upContinue reading “My ancestors’ books, pt. 4: Stitches”