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An Ode to an Uprooted Tree

12th March, 2018. It was in the unprecedented and deadly monsoon of 2016 that one of our evergreens succumbed to the wind. Abraham, our former farm hand told us we'd be better off clearing it away, but we - my Mum, brother and I - refused to give up on it, raising it back up… Continue reading An Ode to an Uprooted Tree

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bi-monthly wrap up

In Books and Other Things // Jan-Feb

WORDS I READ 2,752 The Cruel Prince by Holly Black [4.5/5] The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski [2.5/5] Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsey Cummings [1/5] The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert [4.5/5] Lips Touch by Laini Taylor (short stories) [4.5/5] The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock [5/5] England Under the White Witch by Theodora Goss (audio) [5/5] - REREAD The Name of the… Continue reading In Books and Other Things // Jan-Feb

book review

A Boy’s Journey into Legend

THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way." - Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind How does one best quantify a lifetime? After putting down The Name of the Wind and taking a series of long, drawn-out breaths in a futile attempt… Continue reading A Boy’s Journey into Legend

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Tea Trails, Mist & Infinite Possibility

A Hike in Loolecondera: The Birthplace of Ceylon Tea 1867. James Taylor embarks on a solitary journey in a lush, foreign land with nothing but a dream; a dream of tea. 2017. One hundred and fifty years later; we trace his footsteps up, up into the obscurity and history of the central mountains, with the… Continue reading Tea Trails, Mist & Infinite Possibility