I thought I’d do something different today and share 10 blog posts I’ve been enjoying from some of my favourite blogs. A bit of this, a bit of that, all good reading for over a lunch break or a cup of coffee.
If you’ve any interest in big cats, conservation and wildlife and you’re not following Josh Gross as he blogs his way through his Master’s degree at The Jaguar then you’re missing out. His recent post about the findings of a team looking for snow leopards and other rare species in Himachal Pradesh is a breath of fresh air thanks to its optimism. It’s good to occasionally hear that in spite of climate change, there are still places where these species can be found.
Over at Colours and Carousels, Charlotte is sharing her comprehensive guide to a great summer in on of my favourite places. The guide features shopping, food and festivals and is a great place to start if you’re looking to make the most of what remains of summer in the city. Thanks to Charlotte I’ll definitely be checking out T2 next time I’m in Glasgow and if anyone’s free for a lunch date at ‘Babs they need only say the word…
I always enjoy reading the reviews that Resh Susan posts on The Book Satchel and the result of reading them is usually that my to-read list grows. In this post, she shares some of her favourites from the first half of the year, including two that I already had on my radar – The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey and The Muse by Jessie Burton.
Continuing the literary theme for a moment, I have fallen completely in love with The Little Library Cafe, a blog that posts recipes for dishes mentioned in books. This recipe for a spatchcocked roast chicken with artichokes, inspired by Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley looks like the perfect summer roast and I can’t wait for an excuse to make it.
I really enjoyed this contemplative piece by Siobhan, based loosely around the Anna Madeleine quote, “If it ain’t a Harley I ain’t getting on.” I like the idea of keeping the same high standards whether you’re buying a home or buying a dress. If you don’t have to settle… don’t settle – insist on the best.
Innis & Gunn opened their Glasgow Ashton Lane branch of their beer kitchen chain a couple of months back. I was probably as excited as anyone but so far I’ve only had time to drop in for a few pints. Pammi G (aka The Glasgow Food Geek) reviews their fancy take on pub grub in this post that had my mouth watering in no time. Guess I’ll have to go back, then.
Maybe not relevant to most people visiting my blog but this by IP Draughts breaks down and analyses Wood vs Capita and discusses some issues with the contract drafting involved. I started following IP Draughts not long ago as I expected it would be relevant to my new job and so far I’ve found it very readable. This is a great example of pitfalls to be aware of and how subtle (or sometimes not so subtle) changes in language can cause all kinds of problems.
That’s your lot! What have I missed? Please do go ahead and share any and all other great posts you’ve been enjoying lately. Share the love you guys, share the love.