Despite the name of this blog (which is explained here), I am very rarely idle. There are far too many exciting things to do. By day I am a curator at the British Museum, where I have the privilege of working with one of the most breathtaking collections in the world. When not at work, I spend my time juggling this blog, too many theatre trips, too many books, and a number of ‘fun’ projects that swallow up the rest of my leisure hours. Needless to say, I love every minute of it.
This blog began life in 2011 as a book blog and that remains its primary function. If you’d like to find out more about my library, you can explore my collection. More recently, however, the blog has evolved further identities. Since I became interested in early Italian opera in 2014, it has included reviews of operas and recitals, and it also functions as a travel journal. I started writing because I hoped to meet people who shared one or more of my passions and, over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to make some wonderful friends, many of whom have migrated off the internet and into real life.
If you’d like to contact me for any reason, I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to agree or disagree with anything I’ve said here – recommend similar things you’ve enjoyed that I might like – or simply say hello! If you would like to contact me about a review, please take a look at my review policy first.
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