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Books of 2019: January

Lots of books, lately, but don’t worry, I’m far away from having enough time to read this month. Here are all the books I read in English in January in their reading order.… Lire la suite

Books of 2018: my favourite books in English

Last week I went back to 2018 to tell you about my favourite books of 2018, albeit those in French only. Today, we talk about books in English — I won’t be mentioning… Lire la suite

Books of 2017 #10 : The Muse de Jessie Burton

Yet another great book that might go straight in my Top something at the end of the year, The Muse, second novel of Jessie Burton, is a masterpiece about art and great female artists.

Voici de nouveau un superbe libre qui devrait aller directement dans mon Top de fin d’année, Les Filles au lion, deuxième roman de Jessie Burton, un petit bijou qui nous parle d’art et de personnages féminins talentueux.

Books of 2017 vs. Theatre: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

To continue that Books vs. Theatre series I started with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, I want to tell you this week of another play I saw this month in London, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, at the Harold Pinter theatre.

Books of 2017 vs. Theatre: Hamlet & Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Last week I was in London to see a few plays. Didn’t get a ticket to Moriarty and Lady Sibyl’s Hamlet but I did get a few other ones, including one for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard at The Old Vic theatre. Since I decided to read the play before seeing it to be sure to understand it all, I’ve decided to mix the literary chronicle with the Theatre one this time – and for all the plays I saw that week.

Books of 2017 : #1 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

2016 was the year I achieved my goal of reading a book a week. As one of my resolutions for 2017 is to keep reading as much if possible, I’ve made an early start with The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, as soon as December 31st. I know it’s kind of cheating but I was really eager to read it and I couldn’t wait. Of course there is no way of knowing if my very first book of 2017 will end up in my top books at the end of the year, but I’m ready to bet it will.

The Tea Post: découvrez la « tea box » de Fortnum & Mason

C’est hier que la célèbre maison de thé londonienne a annoncé cette nouveauté : Fortnum and Mason lance sa « tea box », nommée The Tea Post. Prix, contenu, conditions d’abonnement… Somewhere Over the Teapot vous dit tout ce qu’on sait pour l’instant sur cette nouveauté.

So. I subscribed. I am weak. Fortnum & Mason will do anything new and I’ll fall in love with it. So, what am I expecting from that first subscription to Fortnum & Mason’s The Tea Post?

Isle of Man: a journey back to life in pictures

Last November, I took a month-long holiday in the United Kingdom. I needed some « me-time », as they say. So the program was quite simple: only do what I wanted to do. That translated into theatre plays, musicals, nice restaurants and also a few alone escape, the first of which happened on my first week-end, which I spent on the Isle of Man.

En novembre dernier, j’ai fait un voyage d’un mois en Grande-Bretagne, histoire de prendre du temps pour moi, de « me retrouver », comme on dit. Au programme : ne faire que ce qui me faisait envie. Du théâtre, des comédies musicales, de bons restaurants et des escapades en solo. C’est ainsi que je passai mon premier week-end après une semaine à Londres sur l’île de Man.

Whittard of Chelsea: a journey back to qualiTEA

With the opening of a tea room in Covent Garden, the increase of the tea range from 40 to 100 references and a clear step up in terms of quality, Whittard of Chelsea is more than ever the brand to follow.

Entre l’ouverture de son salon de thé à Covent Garden en août dernier et un élargissement de sa gamme de 40 à 100 sortes de thé de qualité, Whittard of Chelsea réalisé une belle montée en grade, ce qui en fait la marque British à suivre.

Matilda the musical: come in as an adult, leave as a naughty maggot (and possibly in love with the doctor)

I was supposed to see Matilda, the musical, last year. But sad things happened, I had to postpone the trip, there were not tickets left… So I had to wait until last night to go. What a worth waiting. I was just taken out of this world for a whole evening, hoping it would never end. If you haven’t seen it yet, or are still hesitating, go, without a doubt in your mind. To me, Matilda is the best musical I’ve ever seen, jumping straight ahead of We Will Rock You (which has always been my all time favourite).

The House of MinaLima in London: discover Harry Potter’s world’s designs

I have tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Only, they’re pretty useless until we reach November 29th… next year. Only then will the precious tickets take me to the most wanted play of our times (OK, may be exaggerating just a bit). So in the meantime, what one can do is of course go see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them or pop in the House of MinaLima in London.