About ‘Teal Rain Boots’

Hi there good lookin’!

Yes, you!

My, aren’t you a stunner!

Have we met?

I’m Akanksha. That’s pronounced Uh- kahn- sha. (Well, actually there’s a ‘k’ in there, but I know you’re probably struggling enough with those three syllables, so let’s leave that out for now!)

Photo on 28-08-2015 at 7_Fotor_Collage
clockwise from top-left: (1) My selfie face (those things are hard!) (2) Me when I found out I’d been nominated for a Bloggie (I haven’t, but one can dream) (3) My resting face. We’re part orang-utan on my mother’s side. (4) Me when I get proposed to by Tom Hiddleston (I know he’s dating Tay Tay, but it WILL happen. Don’t you dare tell me otherwise!)

I’m a twenty-something travel-addict and chronic doodler who believes life should be lived along the lines of Theodor Giesel’s books.

Don’t know who Theodor Geisel is?

You probably do! His pen name was Dr Seuss, and he wrote children’s books. But man, these weren’t your average children’s books – some (read: all) of their content was borderline philosophical:

It’s night before it’s afternoon

December is here before it’s June

My goodness how the time has flewn

How did it get so late so soon?

I’m also mildly (read: crazily) obsessed with P.G. Wodehouse, and Oscar Wilde, and as far as the travelogues go, I’m really inspired by (read: sort of have a crush on) ‘Buddy‘ from  the show ‘Wild Rides’, Anthony Bourdain, and Stephen Fry.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any complaints, comments or queries (because really, who gets in touch when they want to say something nice nowadays? Anyhow, even if you just want to rant about your latest failed attempt to break into the world of fortune telling, click on that ‘Contact Me’ button and type your heart out. (Don’t, I was just kidding– fortune telling’s a tough business to break nowadays so don’t take it personally.)

Anyway, now that we’re formally acquainted and all, and you know my favourite flavour of ice cream (chocolate chip cookie dough), go ahead and hit that subscribe button.

Do it.

Be a rebel.

I’ll wait.

Gosh sakes, hurry up.





Thank you!

And again, my– aren’t you stunning! 😍

Instagram: @akanksha.s

Twitter: @tealrainboots



4 thoughts on “About ‘Teal Rain Boots’”

    1. Thank you for stopping by!
      Have recently fallen in love with Wodehouse all over again, and must say, ‘The Clicking of Cuthbert’ now has the number one spot on my list. Any other (read: similar) author recommendations?


      1. I don’t think anyone is similar to Wodehouse – he was in a league of his own! As you like travelling I presume you enjoy books on travel? Bill Bryson is the obvious choice – I am reading his latest at the moment and it’s not going to last me many days – can’t put it down! A Walk in the Woods is my favourite of his, which I see has been made into a film now, although I haven’t seen it yet. Going much further back in time, Max O’Rell is my favourite travel writer from the 19th Century. He has been sadly forgotten nowadays although he was hugely popular in his day. I have some articles/quotes from his work on my blog – if you type his name into the search bar it will come up with all of the relevent posts. Have you ever seen the Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie version of the Jeeves and Wooster stories? For me they were both absolute perfection in each role, and nobody will ever better their performances.


      2. Thanks for all the suggestions 😊

        Your journal entries on Max O’Rell are highly educative / entertaining (admittedly, am only one down– but the humour seems just to my taste!). I absolutely adored the Fry-Laurie adaptation of Jeeves and Wooster. Apparently there’s a play on West End– ‘Perfect Nonsense’– and although it looks good, no one can really top Fry as Jeeves in my mind.

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