About…

Welcome…

I’m English, new to blogging, and curious to see if I have any opinions to share about things other than hot beverages. (I do, incidentally, rather approve of the Oxford comma.)

Anyhow, I love literature. I’m also rather partial to philosophy, both the rigorously analytic kind and the lounging around in armchairs/on the floor kind. I like discussing ideas, I like interpreting and opening up poetry and texts, and I occasionally indulge in my own outbursts of creative writing. I also adore words and have a soft spot for aphorisms and perfect phrases. I’m also fascinated by time, and by the rate at which biscuits can disappear from the packet.

This blog will therefore be dedicated to aspects of the above. I’d imagine more will go on poetry than on biscuit-eating, but at this stage who can tell?

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11 comments on “About…

  1. I am sorry – it’s the kid in me; I got given an award and I’d like to pass it on. You have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. To see what on earth this is all about have a look at http://mlewisredford.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/versatile-blogger-award/. If you want to accept the award you have to do some stuff to get the badge and the little bit of publicity. If you want to accept the award quietly … (then let’s just keep it between ourselves – it is still nonetheless genuinely offered).

  2. Debbie says:

    I love your blog and have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award. Details are here http://travelwithintent.com/2013/04/13/sweet-blogging-award/
    if you choose to accept. Happy continued blogging. Debbie

  3. jasminetea2 says:

    You sound a little like T.S. Elliot. One of my favorites. Love relaxed armchair chat too. Thanks.

    • Any sort of comparison with T.S. Eliot at all is pretty amazing for a literature/philosophy graduate. Thanks.

      He’s one of my favourites too, although my current preference is probably still Wallace Stevens. Favourite poem ever is probably ‘Of Bright & Blue Birds & the Gala Sun’. Don’t know if you know it. I’m going to have to do a post about it at some point when my work load’s a little lighter though. It’s just perfect…

  4. Lila says:

    Some of my favorite things: the crumbling of biscuits and the dissection of texts, one going in the mouth, the other out.

  5. helenamallett says:

    Coffee and words … surely this is the meaning of life?

  6. I love this intro – time and the speed of biscuit disappearance indeed being equally worthy of deep and fascinating philosophical exploration as far as I’m concerned:-)

  7. Whimsy Mimsy says:

    You have to love a good biscuit…

  8. yasniger says:

    Thanks for showing interest in what I put out. I sincerely hope you continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Be safe.

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