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Oct 23

The 10 best ancient Romans

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2015 in Links

Professor Mary Beard picks out her favourite ancient Romans.

Read more here.

Even though I’m not a professor, I think I’d like to switch Cicero for the emperor Trajan, because he seems to have been a good guy, for an emperor. On the other hand, the cat hater (pathetic) Cicero did have a great deal of impact on the Roman language, which of course counts for something.

Jul 1

The dog dies…a cautionary list. (145 books)

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Links, Literature

The dog dies…a cautionary list.

Read more here.

Sep 17

What I’m Loving Wednesdays

Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in My life

I found this idea on this blog and I thought I’d try to do a similar post. This is a really bad time for me (and my family) so it takes a lot to cheer me up.

Here are a few of the things I try to use:

Vegan chocolate balls

Vegan chocolate bars.

My family (two-legged members and four-legged ones).


I love fantasy, science fiction, historic books, non-fiction (mainly history) and mysteries. Today, I’ll name one author: Janet Evanovich. She can usually make me laugh out loud and that’s a huge feat these days. I’ll also mention a very nice book community, Booklikes.


I write original fiction for publication and I edit other people’s work. I also write fanfiction. Lately, I’ve been enjoying visits to Wattpad, which is a very nice writing community.

3D worlds:

I can’t emphasize enough how soothing and relaxing and also intellectually stimulating it is to work on a 3D world. It’s also a lot of fun travelling in Second Life or between OpenSim worlds and explore fascinating regions other people have created. You can also go to concerts and hang out with other people who enjoy the same type of music.

This is me, enjoying a concert in a 3D world:


Vegan friends:

VeganTalk is a great vegan community I can mention. There are others, most less active than this one. Vegan chat rooms. There are mainly two I go to regularly: Vegan chat room UK and Happy Cow).

Oct 7

My list of ‘Bests’ – meme

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2013 in Other

Best tea: lemon tea
Best ice cream: vanilla (best sorbet: strawberry)
Best snacks: nuts
Best chocolate: dark, possibly with nuts and salt
Best food: fresh vegetables, home baked bread, fried potatoes, different types of vegan protein
Best fragrance: citrus, vanilla, apple
Best season: summer
Best new movie: I haven’t seen a new movie lately
Best new tv series: No really new ones lately, looking forward to another season of Forbrydelsen/The Crime
Best new book: The next book in the French historic mystery series about the detective Nicholas Le Floch L’annĂ©e du volcan (“The year of the volcano”)
Best writer: Me! (haha)
Best taste: tangy
Best garment: grey skirt
Best gift: book
Best longing: moving out of this town


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