The LibrainFormer professional school librarian, now retired through chronic illness. Trying to keep cheerful by reading, drinking lots of tea, blogging my new life, and my love of bling!
- Reading roundup 29/03/23
- Monday post 27/03/23: with an unexpected reveal!
- Friday post 24/03/23: with a little scarf and a large shawl!
- Reading roundup 22/03/23
- Monday post 20/03/23: Mothers’ Day treats
- Friday post 17/03/23: what I would have worn!
- Reading roundup 15/03/23
- Monday post 13/03/23: with this and that
- Friday post 10/03/23: with a gorgeous treat!
- Reading roundup 08/03/23
Author Archives: The Librain
Monday post 06/03/23: return of The Librain!
Hello and welcome to all of my friends and visitors! It is now four weeks since I was diagnosed with shingles and it has taken this long for me to even begin to feel better. There is still a long … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient History, Health, Lifestyle Tagged Ancient Greece, ceramics 2 Comments
Taking another break: update 27/02/23
Hello friends and visitors! Unfortunately I am still too unwell to write a proper post. It is now three weeks since I first noticed the symptoms of Shingles. I am a little better than a week ago in that I … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient History, Health Tagged art, illness, sculpture, shingles 4 Comments
Taking another break: update 20/02/23
Today’s post is a quick update to keep my lovely visitors and friends informed. I am unable to return to regular posting as I am still too ill to think clearly. Over two weeks ago, I noticed the symptoms of … Continue reading
Posted in Health Tagged illness, shingles 8 Comments
Taking another break 08/02/23
Apologies, but I don’t have any idea when I will be able to post again. Unfortunately, I have yet another health issue that has hit me this week and I am very ill indeed. Will be back as soon as … Continue reading
Posted in Health Tagged illness 2 Comments
Monday post 06/02/23: with a thought-provoking screenshot
Hello and welcome to a new week on my blog! The last few days have been fairly peaceful, which is just as well because I have been suffering from an extra helping of pain. Usually, my multiple conditions result in … Continue reading
Posted in Health, Serendipity Tagged back pain, illness Leave a comment
Friday post 03/02/23: with cobalt cashmere
During my time away from the blog, I decided to have a change from navy and grey and, instead, selected my gorgeous bright blue cashmere v-neck from John Lewis. This is such a lovely colour and I have several scarves … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Jewellery, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Scarves, Wardrobe Tagged Bibliothèque, Bill Skinner, blue, cobalt, Hera, Hermès, John Lewis, lapis lazuli, Liberty, MaiTai, navy, necklaces, pink, scarf rings 2 Comments
Reading roundup 01/02/23
Welcome to the first Reading Roundup post for February! I have been struggling to read even ebooks over the last few weeks. My various health issues have been flaring up and these, together with difficult family matters, have resulted in … Continue reading
Posted in Reading Tagged book reviews, books, ebooks, fantasy, Goodreads Leave a comment
Monday post 30/01/23: it’s good to be back!
Welcome back everyone! This last week has flown by and I am now ready to resume the usual blogging schedule. The visit from Younger Son was very productive as well as generally lovely. All three of my “chaps” worked very … Continue reading
Posted in Family, Lifestyle, Serendipity Tagged art, home improvement, house renovation, sculpture Leave a comment
Taking a short break 24/01/23
OK, I don’t usually post on a Tuesday, but I just want to inform regular visitors that I am taking a break from the blog until Monday 30/01/23. Younger Son is visiting to help us do a huge clearout of … Continue reading
Posted in Lifestyle, Serendipity Tagged Ancient Greece Leave a comment
Scarf of the moment: Robe Légère
Well, I don’t think that this has ever happened to me during my “romance” with Hermès scarves! I usually look carefully at the threads on the Purse Forum as a new season unfolds, watching for the first clear images of … Continue reading
Posted in Scarf of the moment, Scarves, Wardrobe Tagged Hermès, Robe Légère, Théo de Gueltzl Leave a comment