The Year of Reading Women: Beryl Bainbridge

Fun Fact: I wrote my thesis about Antarctic Literature. Yes, that’s a thing! My professor pushed the subject, because she was clearly taken by it, and her enthusiasm rubbed off on me. It’s very niche, but incredibly exciting and rewarding. Because there aren’t many fictional works that are set in Antarctica, you can get through the entire canon in a few weeks and call yourself “a bit of an expert” as soon as anybody mentions anything ice-related. Read More The Year of Reading Women: Beryl Bainbridge

Expat Ramblings: I Make Lists

I love lists. They keep things in order, they’re neat, and they make me more efficient (sense a theme there?). But most of them merely serve to illustrate the state of my mind at any given time. Read More Expat Ramblings: I Make Lists

An Incomplete Guide to English Humour

In my ongoing quest to figure out what the heck this England is all about, I come across certain subjects that are both cliché and of real impact. Ask a few people for the first thing that pops into their head when they think of England, and chances are you’ll hear a fair bit about the weather and the humour. (I’ll come back to the weather when I’m over the usual disappointment that is spring and can talk about it without getting depressed.) Read More An Incomplete Guide to English Humour