Camp NaNoWriMo: Should I? Shouldn’t I?

As if trying to write 50,000 words in November wasn’t enough, I’m debating participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this April.

What is Camp NaNoWriMo? Apparently it’s a bit like NaNoWriMo Lite, you set a word count goal for the month (I’ve provisionally set mine to 10k) and you get assigned a number of “Cabin Mates” who are your partners in crime for this literary adventure.

At the moment I don’t know very much about what I’m going to actually write, my one goal is to somehow incorporate tea into the story, aside from that everything is a little up in the air.

The seed I have in my head has a main character whose life has stagnated several years after finishing University, one by one all their friends have moved off to other cities for work, or on crazy adventures. It’s reached the point where they have one friend left in the city, and that friend announces that they are moving away too, leaving them alone in the city.

On a whim they decide that they are going to go on their own adventure, I’m not entirely sure where to at the moment, and I’m not entirely sure I’m going to go with this idea.

I’ve got till the end of the month to flesh this out or to come up with another idea, assuming I actually go through with this at all.

If anyone else is thinking of joining up you can sign up for free on the Camp NaNoWriMo website.


8 Middle Earth PSAs

Middle Earth PSAs - Image 9

In an ideal world I’d have the time to put some text here other than the fact that I found these on Dorkly. Sadly we don’t live in an ideal world, like say Middle Earth, but none the less I fell the need to pad out this blog post with at least a modicum of original content, even if it is content about the lack of actual content. If you have read this far you need to drink more tea…

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Origami Tea Bags

Russian Artist/Designer Natalia Ponomareva has created this concept for Origami tea bags. I love tea and I love origami so it saddens me that this is just a concept. I also wonder why she chose the above “Dove” design over the more recognisable “crane” especially since the crane has a ready made compartment to put the tea leaves.

Via Behance Network


Etsy Seller jadeflower is selling these lovely made to order TARDIS teapots, they are $95 a pop and shipping it to the Uk will cost you another $50 + import tax. That said for a true who fan what is money when you could be drinking tea from a time machine?

This teapot began as a special request, and now I am offering it up as a Made-To-Order item!

You can have your very own, beautifully crafted, Tardis Teapot.

This fully-functioning stoneware teapot is made entirely from scratch – no molds or pre-made components are used. Like my Tardis Banks, the Tardis Teapot is made from many pieces, which I cut with precision from thinly rolled-out slabs.

The handle and spout are added after the main body of the teapot is built. I love the curvy-style spout – so much more British, don’t you think? The handle is solid and substantial. The weight of the teapot is not too heavy, but this is not a dainty piece of dishware!

If you’d like to see a short video of the teapot in action, please check out my blog post!


4.5″ (11cm) width

About 10″ (25cm) length – including handle & spout

9″ (23cm) height

This teapot will hold about 3 cups (24 oz) of liquid. (Take note: it should not be filled above the level of the spout!)

Because of the rectangular nature of the Tardis shape, some liquid may remain in the bottom of the teapot after pouring.

!!! This item is MADE TO ORDER! Once you’ve purchased, I’ll get straight to work on your Tardis Teapot. Your finished teapot will be beautiful, and because each is handmade, it will be similar (though not identical) to the example pictured. Please allow 4-5 weeks to make. !!!

thank you!