North of Caithness, on the islands of Orkney, the ocean is a magical place. The seals are its people. Those angels, who fell from heaven and landed amongst the waves. Sometimes they come ashore to moult or have pups. Sometimes, on the night of the solstice or during a full moon, you will catch a... Continue Reading →
Deer legends are found all over the world, and they have a lot to say about how we interact with wildlife.
Summer means travelling, and travelling means great excitement in the form of new bookshops! I've managed to acquire some interesting fairy tale books over the last few months, which I'd like to throw into the fairy tale blogosphere. So without further ado, here is my summer 2015 fairy tale book haul (and yes, that... Continue Reading →
Spinning wheels are an object commonly associated with fairy tales, even though they only feature in a handful of tales. Aside from being mere objects, they add some degree of symbolic meaning to the stories they are present in. Firstly though, what actually is a spinning wheel? We probably know it's a wooden thing with... Continue Reading →
Yesterday morning I woke up, looked out of my window to see thick fog and a miserable drizzling rain, then crawled back under my blanket and started reading. I can't remember the last time I felt so lazy! But it was worth it, because I finished a lovely book which I am going to share... Continue Reading →
For some reason, when I edited my blog this review disappeared. Can't have that, since it's my favourite book EVER. And I mean EVER EVER EVER, out of ALL THE BOOKS. EVER. So, I've written this new review. Which is actually borderline incoherent gushing about witches and Scotland and all of the awesomeness that this book... Continue Reading →