Update: make that five links. I found another just after hitting ‘Publish’, and I had to share it. I’ve added it at the bottom. Enjoy! I had a bit of a stressful week, but it ended on a high – and two of my best friends from London are coming for the weekend, so I’m looking forward… Continue reading Four Friday links to make you smile
Tag: artsy fartsy stuff
Show me the Mangatar – and win!
Last week I told you about an addictive site I found, Mangatar.net, and I asked you to send me your own Manga-style avatar so we could get to know each other better (and so you could have a chance to win a $10 book gift certificate :)) The Mangatar website seems to break frequently, so… Continue reading Show me the Mangatar – and win!
Friday fun: Make yourself Manga and win!
Feel like you have far too much time on your hands and you need to fritter it away somehow? Well have I got the solution for you! I just discovered this site called Mangatar where you can create your own Manga-style avatar. If you’re scratching your head and wondering what Manga is, they’re Japanese comics and… Continue reading Friday fun: Make yourself Manga and win!
Authors’ surprising hobbies
I have a game for those of you of a literary bent. Match these writers with their hobbies (answers here but don’t cheat!) 1. Emily Dickenson 2. Vladimir Nabokov 3. Franz Kafka 4. Ayn Rand 5. Flannery O’Connor 6. Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes 7. Haruki Murakami 8. Zadie Smith 9. Mark Twain a. raising… Continue reading Authors’ surprising hobbies
A very British video teaches you about teatime
It’s 4 o’clock in London. Teatime. I’ve lived in London for over six years, so believe me when I tell you that the British passion for tea may be a cliche but only because it’s absolutely true. Even after all these years, I still don’t fully understand the traditions surrounding tea. It seems like my… Continue reading A very British video teaches you about teatime