Street art: Brown Street / Sylvester street Sheffield 

Sheffield Hallam Union, The Hubs, Brown Street
The hubs. The hub refers to it consisting of 4 steel hubs one can be see. In background; originally it was National music museum so they were meant to look like drums. Cheese grater car park, can also be seen in background.
Outside Rutland pub, Brown Street
Outside Rutland, Brown Street
Outside Rutland, Brown street. The duck is using Yorkshire dialect ‘ay reed’
Outside Escape Rooms, Brown Street
In Alleyway, Leading to APG works
In alleyway leading to APG works. The top part is 3D.

In alleyway, Sylvester street
Sylvester Street
Sylvester Street, Car park
Sylvester Street, Car park
Sylvester Street, Car park

Alleyway, Sylvester Street
Alleyway, Sylvester Street

Sylvester Street, Car park
Sylvester Street, Car park
Sylvester Street, Car park
Sylvester Street, Car park
Sylvester Street, Car park
Sylvester Street, Car park

Could you live in a house without books? A review of The Girl Before JP Delaney (no spoilers in top post, spoilers in post linked to)

The first shock in this book, is that to live in the house at the centre of this story you have to keep possessions to a minimum, including no bookcases. Straight away that puts me off living there. Then you find that, the house is rented out by the architect who designed it and there is a questionare to complete to be eligible, 200 rules as part of application have to send photos and then the architect decides whether you can live there; he has a habit of choosing women, who look like his dead wife.

Other things that may be disturbing to some are it deals with sensitive subjects of rape, still birth and Down’s syndrome.

The architect is a Christian Grey type character; controlling and sinister. Like Christian’s Grey apartment the apartment is very modern with latest technology. The book mostly alternates between two narrations, one of Emma is past and other of Jane in the ‘now’. As the story goes on, the characters develop and you are taken round many twists. Like many reviews I have read, I found it to be a page turner.

It is one day to become a film.

A review that was very different to most others is the below. Also interesting mention of comparison of listening compared to reading the book; after listening to Cousin Rachal then I’m interested how different formats influence perceptions.

Source: The Girl Before – JP Delaney

If I owned an idealised coffee shop

If I owned an idealised coffee shop

Hot drinks would be served in mugs or tea cup and saucer; no drinks in glasses that burn hands.

If I owned an idealised coffee shop

The hot chocolate would be made from melted chocolate so it was really thick.

If I owned an idealised coffee shop

I would serve unicorn 🦄 coffees and hot chocolate. Basically the drink would have lots cream on top for the main with coloured sprinkles, edible glitter and a cone for the horn. A bit like this I found on pintrest, but in taller mug.


If I owned an idealised coffee shop

There would be plenty to read; books, magazines and newspapers.

If I owned an idealised coffee shop

There would be a good selection of homemade cakes.

If I owned an idealised coffee shop

Once customers had collected 10 stamps they could have a free cake in their birthday week complete with a candle.

If I owned an idealised coffee shop 

Cusomers could choose from range of colourful mugs with different designs

If I owned an idealised coffee shop

A screen would show football results on a Saturday afternoon but, with no sound.

If I owned an idealised coffee shop

There would be a big floor to ceiling cylinder fish tank to break up the space and do customers could relax, watching the fish and hearing bubbling water. Bit like this one, found on pintrest.


 

Walk a mile in my shoes 👠 number 4

Again red, again a great way to add a pop of colour to an outfit. Have worn with jeans and little checked skirts ( either blue or red skirt) and black tights.


These are also from Marks and Spencer’s, shame sole has always felt a little thin, so limited wear a little; still they have made lots of appearances.

Hot chocolate and cruffin at Steam Yard Sheffield


A cruffin is a cross between a muffin and croissant. Muffin shaped, crossiant taste and flakiness albeit with little sponginess texture in middle like a muffin. I had chocolate and mandarin. It had lots of delicious thick chocolate orange filling.

Hot chocolate had good intense chocolately  taste.

My order cost just over £6. There was also doughnuts for £2.85 which seemed expensive when can buy 5 pack from supermarkets for £1. However there was a range of doughnut flavours.

A Tale for the Time Being author shares name with a character

Someone else who sees my point that, Ruth is the author.

They have a version of book with more colourful cover than mine.

Shelf Love

tale for the time beingLet me tell you about this book.

No. It is too much. Let me sum up.

Ruth, an author living on a remote island off the coast of Washington*, finds an odd piece of jetsam: a Hello Kitty lunchbox that contains a Japanese teenage girl’s diary, disguised as Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. Much of the novel is in the bright, self-aware, vivid voice of Nao, who begins her diary like this:

Hi!

My name is Nao, and I am a time being. Do you know what a time being is? Well, if you give me a moment, I will tell you.

A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be. As for me, right now I am sitting in a French maid cafe in Akiba Electricity Town…

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