Tag Archive: birthdays

Knausgaard vs Battenberg: it’s too close to call.

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It was my birthday last week, and as well as having a fabulous time and being spoiled rotten, some of my presents were books – woohoo! The best thing about being bought books… Continue reading

Presents and Absence

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…..and when I say presents, I mean this lovely bundle of books I got for my birthday on Thursday! I had a fabulous day and was treated to a surprise trip to Cardigan’s… Continue reading

Show Some Self-Respect: Happy birthday Will!

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Today is Will Self’s birthday – Happy birthday Will! In celebration of this special day I’ve knitted a little Will Self wearing a Barbour jacket like the one he wore in ‘Walking To… Continue reading

Madeleines for Proust

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I thought I’d make some madeleines in honour of Proust’s birthday (any excuse, right?), but as I’m now a Vegan killjoy, I wasn’t sure if that would be possible, or advisable. My inner… Continue reading

It’s Thomas Hardy’s birthday, but what’s with the shovel?

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Happy Birthday Thomas Hardy! As part of my on-going knitted authors challenge, I thought I’d knit him for his birthday in a nice tweed suit. The reason he’s got a shovel is because… Continue reading

“Sensible, but not at all handsome” – ‘Jane Eyre’ revisited

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Knowing that Charlotte Bronte’s birthday was approaching, I thought I’d skip back through ‘Jane Eyre’ to refresh my memory of a novel that had been a firm favourite when I first read it… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Charlotte Bronte!

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Today is Charlotte Bronte’s birthday – hooray! I recently re-read ‘Jane Eyre’ after many years, and it’s been such a joy so decided I had to knit her as part of the non-reading… Continue reading

Quick, Hide the Matches – it’s Nikolai Gogol’s Birthday!

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I stumbled across Nikolai Gogol’s work after reading ‘The Namesake‘ by Jhumpa Lahiri. I’d never heard of this Russian author whom the novel’s protagonist Gogol Ganguli had been named after. Intrigued, I sought… Continue reading

Books vs Cake

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For my birthday a while back, I made some vegan cupcakes to celebrate. Sadly, they suffered from the inclusion of baking powder that had taken early retirement without giving notice. Some of you may… Continue reading