Drifting This Way and That




I think my ardent Anglophilia was fostered at a fairly young age. A youth spent immersed in British literature, music and a steady diet of British telly inspired a deep fascination with the history and culture of the UK.

There’s something about the (admittedly stereotypical) traits of Britishness that always intrigued and delighted me: that curious mix of politeness, emotional reserve, irreverence, wit and an enviable facility for imaginatively scathing insults. Continue reading “Anglophilia”


Things I Like

  • Going to the cinema on Sundays
  • Rainy Saturday afternoons
  • Tea and cake
  • The smell of old books
  • Netflix binges
  • Spending hours in art galleries
  • Aimless wandering
  • The smell of freshly mown grass
  • Putting on my pyjamas as soon as I get home
  • Cheese
  • The sound of rain on windows and roofs
  • Train journeys
  • Getting lost in a good book
  • Rewatching Mad Men  for the umpteenth time
  • The glorious energy of “Life During Wartime” in Stop Making Sense (and everything else about that film)
  • Tina Fey
  • Catching up with friends or family I haven’t seen in a long time
  • Opening sentences in novels
  • Final lines in films
  • Eating gelato on a hot day
  • Scarf and jumper weather
  • Baking
  • Red lipstick
  • Bright nail polish
  • Cute animals
  • People watching
  • The Beatles
  • Dancing like a maniac
  • Brand new stationery
  • Articulate, humorous ranting (a la John Oliver, Adam Hills, John Stewart etc)
  • Laughing until I cry
  • Eavesdropping
  • Travelling solo
  • Daydreaming
  • Television show opening sequences and theme songs

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