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:


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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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki [Book Review] #20booksofsummer Some MINOR SPOILERS

I agree with the review that there was a dizzing amount of information. It is not light reading but, think different people could get different things out of it on different levels and perhapas skip past sections not interested in for example detailed scientific explanations of even whole of Uncle Haruki’s diary. I think all you needed to know was how Uncle Haruki crashed plane on purpose the actual diary was not very interesting.

Also agree, it contains big issues; suicide, 9/11, tsunamis. It is interesting for learning about Japanese culture.

I still believe in my theory, first thought after reading first 4 chapters and mentioned, in my post about first impressions; that Nao’s diary was fake. I know have a theory that Ruth was writing the diary; hence no talk pages been present and her dreams.

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Olivia Joules Rules of Living  by Helen Fielding (Also author of Bridget Jones)

Number 15, hit a chord with me when read the book about 13 years ago. Was thinking about it a while ago, could remember concept but not exact wording.

Don’t regret anything. Remember there wasn’t anything else that could have happened, given who you are and the state of the world at that moment. The only thing you can change is the present, so learn from the past.