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I am a lefty. I write vertically, cannot use can-openers and was recently foiled by a right handed ladle (I will have my vengeance...) but more than this, I generally seem to approach life from a different angle. I appreciate that this may have nothing to do with being a lefty and may just be my own dysfunctionallity, but after earning the nickname 'Lefty-Flip' after a frustrating game of Guitar Hero, it seemed an appropriate title for this blog.

Friday, 30 November 2012

This post has been a long time coming...

At least once I week I end up typing the phrase 'literaty tattoos' into google, more often than not I end up on contrariwise (which you should all go look at after reading this post!) I can't believe it has taken me over a year to get round to doing a tattoo post!

That being said, if I'd done this a year ago I might not have had quite so much to share...



 Henry VIII
The Tempest

Neil Gaiman - Sandman



Harry Potter







Lemony Snicket




So what's with the numbers? Ah well, four of these tats are not from contariwise, but are my very own skin and ink!

Prizes to those who guess which four are mine*!

*Prizes may be virtual

Friday, 16 November 2012

NEVER type Google, into Google...

Okay, aside from the fact that I don't actually work in IT, this is a pretty accurate depiction of my office life...

Yep. I am Jen...

The rest of you know who you are!!!!!

We take our jobs very, very seriously

Sunday, 11 November 2012

We Will Remember Them

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
John McCrae, May 1915

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Libraries I love

Hogwarts Library

The inspiration behind the Hogwarts Library - Trinity College Library in Dublin

Library in a phone booth...

Which makes me wonder what kind of library you could fit in here...

Which reminds me of this one -

From the Doctor Who episode 'Silence in The Library' Built in the 50th century The Library was a planet-sized library. It contained every book ever written.
It also happened to be swarming with the flesh eating Vashta Nerada, so maybe not the best place to visit...

And from the biggest library to the smallest - The Little Library under the Oak


'After all, a book is not “finished” when we turn the last page. It is finished for us only when we no longer have anything we want to say about it to others. A book has not fulfilled its destiny until it has been read, and shared.'

And last but not least, my local

Swindon Library
Show your libraries some love this weekend!