A complicated houseplant with emotions

I absolutely love gardening. I love planting seeds and watching fragile little sprouts break out of their soil. I love potting a new plant, watching it flourish and grow. I love the smell of potting and gardening soil. I love eating vegetables that I grew myself. I love the “tsk-tsk-tsk-tsk” sound of a sprinkler system… Continue reading A complicated houseplant with emotions


Not so beautiful: BEAST – a Tale of Love and Revenge (book review)

Once upon a time, in the hidden heart of France, a handsome young prince lived in a beautiful castle.​ Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was selfish and unkind.​ The story of Beauty and the Beast is truly a tale as old as time. It has been told over and over and… Continue reading Not so beautiful: BEAST – a Tale of Love and Revenge (book review)

Review: Princesses Behaving Badly

"You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But real princesses didn't always get happy endings. Sure, plenty were graceful and benevolent leaders, but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power—and all of them had skeletons rattling… Continue reading Review: Princesses Behaving Badly