Category: My So-Called Life

Adventures in the Algarve…

I’ve been radio-silent for the last ten days or so, on holiday with friends in the Algarve. We were staying by the sea, just outside of Albufeira. It’s a beautiful part of the world, although the tourists hotspots of Albufeira are like Little England, with Brits on parade, beer in hand and red lobster skin on display to the world,… Read more →

At the going down of the sun…

I visited the National Memorial Arboretum at the weekend, which, strange as it may sound, is one of my favourite places to go on a warm summer’s day. I think most people think of it as a military memorial garden, and certainly it’s full of military memorials to regiments, battles, campaigns, units, but it’s actually open to any kind of… Read more →

My So-Called Life, in more ways than one…

I was helping a student on the reference desk at work today, which is a joyful experience full of endless surprise learning. The things I have learned assisting students with their research could fill a book. This is why librarians are founts of useless knowledge. Anyway, a session in researching the therapeutic properties of landscapes somehow ended up in a… Read more →

Hello world!

So this is me. This is my blog. First posts are awful, don’t you think? One only hopes most people miss this on their first stumble across the site, and only make their way to it much much later – when we’re much better acquainted and my early missteps can be forgiven! So who am I? I’m a librarian, obviously… Read more →