Monthly Archives: May 2009

Hot chocolate

It’s getting cold and wintry in Cape Town. Which means hot chocolate weather for me. But I couldn’t find any hot chocolate powder (I’m a fan of the Cadbury’s one and go through loads of it each winter). What I … Continue reading

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DVD giveaway: L’Incoronazione di Poppea

A while ago, in a moment of Kraken-inspired weirdness, I started collecting music and literature mentioned in some of my favourite Russell Hoban novels. I didn’t get that far, as there are soooo many musical and literary references. Anyway, one … Continue reading

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Still fiddling with the design…

As you can see, I’m still messing around with the design of this blog. Somehow, the really clean designs are never flowing enough, and the flowing ones all have silly flowers and pictures. Any suggestions welcome.

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Quotations on wonder

(Poached from the website of a marvelous-looking magician.) “To be matter of fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy – and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful.” – Robert Heinlein “Anything looked … Continue reading

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A book review: The Solitude of Thomas Cave

I read this book ages ago, and have been meaning to write glowingly about it for months. And having just finished a brasher, noisier book (which I will also review shortly) I remembered that this was first in my mental … Continue reading

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Motherhood one year on

(written Friday 1 May 2009; posted late owing to illness) Tomorrow’s Kolya’s birthday, the anniversary of his birth. The run-up to a birth is always about the mother; never have I felt so much concern radiating from friends, family, strangers … Continue reading

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