Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez | Kindle | A timely and gripping work of historical fiction loosely inspired by the real-life groundbreaking court case of Relf v Weinberger. In 2016 Memphis, distinguished Black doctor Civil Townsend prepares to retire. First she must journey to her hometown of Montgomery to make peace with the past and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2022
There was only ever going to be one event from June that redefined how we lived - those positive Covid tests. The patterned papers are from Bella Blvd's You Are My Sunshine range, as are most of the embellishments.
Mont Orgueil Castle Even if you've never visited Mont Orgueil Castle, it is likely to look familiar. Symbolic of Jersey, the photogenic fortress is reproduced on countless postcards, holiday brochures and guides. Commanding a spectacular promontory above the harbour, built into the granite rocks, it makes a wonderful backdrop to Gorey Harbour. The earliest fortifications … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022 | Mont Orgueil Castle and the Harbour Village of Gorey
It was another week of great weather, decorating and a swerve into US politics. My back has been much better, but still not fully recovered - looks as though I pulled a muscleThe Brainy One and I cleared the playroom in preparation for its rebirth as the libraryRedecoration began :)The Boy spent three days at … Continue reading Me on Monday | 27 June
Elizabeth Castle, St. Helier Elizabeth Castle sits off St. Helier in St. Aubin's Bay and is a great Tudor stronghold, which defended the island for over 300 years. At high tide the only way to get there is aboard the castle's ferry, a semi-amphibious vehicle. Queen Elizabeth I ordered the construction and Sir Walter Raleigh, … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022| Elizabeth Castle
Causeway to Corbière Lighthouse Corbière Lighthouse was erected in 1874 and was the first one in the British Isles to be made from reinforced concrete. Weather permitting, the light can be seen from a distance of up to 18 miles (29kms). Sadly the lighthouse isn't open to the public. At mid to low tide you … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022 | Corbière Lighthouse
He let me gel his hair and he remembered to smile; he nailed it. The first school photo since 2019.
And it's finished. Initially I thought there would be a lot of spare pages at the rear of the book, but it seems that I've timed it to perfection and finished recording our trip on the very last page. 🙂 Trimming some of the journal's pages worked out well - they definitely add definition and … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022 | The Completed Journal
It was a week of incredibly hot days and a negative test. I had a few days of terrible backache - "How's old Bert's lumbago?"I planted out four lavender bushesI binged watched The Lincoln Lawyer and began series 2 of Sweet Magnolias, both on NetflixI finally brought the garden umbrella out of storage I sat … Continue reading Me on Monday | 20 June
I am a huge fan of BBC Sounds (available globally for free) and have taken to listening to a podcast when I'm out with Tilly. Here's 8 podcasts I've been listening to lately. Listening in The Coming Storm with Gabriel Gatehouse: QAnon and the plot to break reality - a journey into the dark undergrowth … Continue reading Eight Podcasts Worth Listening To