Author: Gail Carriger
I just read Carriger’s first book, Soulless, on the vociferous recommendation of bookseller Lisa Reid at Lucy’s Books. It is a hoot! And I can’t wait to devour the next in the Parasol Protectorate series. Luckily, she’s got five in that series, plus two more series in slightly different eras with spectacularly different wardrobe difficulties…
Tea: Lemon Basil Oolong by Capital Teas
I am down to my very last serving of this tea, and may be ordering more soon, as the fragrance is so balancing, cleansing… it blows all the cobwebs out of my brain like a kid with a dandelion head, ya know?
Equipment for the Field: Exped waterproof backpack
Going to the Hebrides in May, I knew I was in for some rain. And living in Portland, I also had ample need of a backpack that wouldn’t get my papers soaked during daily walks. So I did my research and decided on this one, based a lot on the video detailing its versatility. I’ve used it some to get used to the side clips, and know it’ll definitely stand up to the wet!
Oldest Item of Clothing I Own: grey sweater, bought new in 1996
Yes, it’s old and lost its shape quite a bit, but it’s just as soft and heathery as ever. And it reminds me of that one time, when I was sixteen…
Splurge Experience: 1st class cabin on the Caledonian Sleeper
I thought about this one for a good while, trying to find a different way of seeing everyone and everything I wanted to on this trip, but in the end, felt good about the decision to splurge on this once-in-a-lifetime (unless I win the lottery) experience. I am particularly looking forward to watching the sunrise, enjoying the Scottish food offered, and having my own little space on a quietly speeding train. (spoiler alert: disappointment! more to come in my travel post)
Scotland Ahoy! And more coming soon on this theme…