Weekly Wonders – Old Books, Beyoncé and Pockets in Dresses

Hey there, curious one! Welcome to post four in the Weekly Wonders series! If you didn’t catch the last one, you can find it here. Every Sunday, I share a new blog post full of the things that sparked my curiosity that week. I hope that by sharing what has made me wonder or think ‘WOW” you will be inspired to follow your own curiosity! Think of yourself as Alice and this weekly blog as your very own white rabbit, leading you to wonderland. So grab yourself a drink, get cosy and get ready to be inspired for your week ahead!

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Out and About

This week we headed up to Alnwick in Northumberland. Famous for Alnwick Castle, one of the Harry Potter filming locations and also home to the beautiful Alnwick gardens. However, we didn’t go to either this time! After a wander around the historic centre and admiring the old buildings (we all know I’m a sucker for an old town by now!) we headed to Barter Books. Inside this Victorian train station is the largest collection of second-(third, fourth, fifth….seventy-fifth…)-hand books I’ve ever seen. So many old treasures to be discovered! You can also grab a coffee or something to eat and enjoy the magic of the artwork, literary quotes and model railway. Naturally, I wanted to know a little more about the place and its history and discovered its incredible connection to the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ posters!

Reading

This week I finished reading The Scarlet Code and while I patiently wait (hope) for a sequel, I’ve started Sleepers Castle by Barbara Erskine. Last year I read The Ghost Tree by the same author and I absolutely loved it. Fantastic read and definitely want to read more of her books. Did you know that ‘time slip’ is a writing genre?? Barbara Erskine perfectly blends historical fiction and modern-day life with a little spooky twist! Highly recommend!

Watching

Youtube discoveries

What do we want? Dresses with pockets! When do we want it? NOW!

Dresses in pockets – amiright?? Well, this week I discovered that even before the days of having phones, purses, sanitiser and masks to carry, pockets never came easy… Can you imagine going through this every day!?

Black is King

WOW. Beyonce is a Goddess, of course, so it wasn’t a surprise that her latest project is golden. This visual album is an incredible take on the Lion King and its stories. The whole thing is a masterpiece and a pure celebration of black and African culture. Have you seen it yet?

Creating

Autumn ready Pinterest boards

I LOVE Autumn and especially Halloween, huge fan of all the candles, pumpkins and Tim Burton marathons! I also love Pinterest so, of course, I have a board dedicated to all things Autumn! Do you have a Pinterest account? I’d love to see what you save and share! You can check out my Autumn Obsessions board and follow along as I continue to add to the (obsessively organised) sections!

That’s it for now! I hope you found something to spark your curiosity! I’d love to know what you think of the Weekly Wonders series! Let me know whats sparked your curiosity this week and where it has taken you! Head over to Instagram or Facebook and let’s connect! Use the tag #findmycurious on Instagram to show where your curiosity has taken you and inspire others! Have you discovered a new nature walk? Read a book on a hot topic or discovered a fascinating new idea, story or person? The curiosity frees community wants to hear from you!

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