Slow Summer #1 | Bookshops

Keeping our Summer Check List in mind and the idea of a slow summer, several outings these holidays have been to a bookshop. The Boy Child was lucky enough to receive a generous amount of book tokens at Christmas and for his birthday - so many that he still had a fair bit to spend. … Continue reading Slow Summer #1 | Bookshops

New York City | Bookshops

During my recent solo adventure to New York City, I revisited the Strand Bookstore and discovered two new-to-me ones along the way: I wrote after my first visit to the Strand that I found it overwhelming. This time I had more of a clue about which sections I wanted to spend time in and the … Continue reading New York City | Bookshops

For the Love of Books | Where I Find Recommendations

Our local library is currently in the middle of a long-overdue upgrade and site move.  Its budget has been slashed to the bone in recent years and it appears that copies of popular works of new fiction are no longer a priority.  We have a branch of the UK's sole surviving book chain and we … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Where I Find Recommendations

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading July 2018

Everything I read this month was on the Kindle, which was a little disappointing.  I don't ever want to prefer reading via a Kindle over a 'proper' book.  My problem is that our bookshelves are jammed pack, full almost to the point of overflowing, so there's a no-book-buying embargo just now.  And our library has … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading July 2018

My Real Life Experience

Having reached a significant milestone in life recently (the age that falls somewhere between 49 and 51), it occurred to me that no matter how long The Boy Child lives for, I will always have had more of real life experience. And here's why … in years gone by: I had to make sense of … Continue reading My Real Life Experience

Snap #31 | At the Library

Helena has a new photographic theme for 2016:Snap, a visually linked group of 2 to 4 images.***Visits to the local library tailed off over the Summer holidays.As in, we didn't visit the library at all.In trying to rectify that, I have designated Tuesdays after school as library afternoons.It seems to be working so far.You can see more Snap images … Continue reading Snap #31 | At the Library

What We’re Reading

 The Boy Child: football related books (although I don't believe he is actually reading the Rio Ferdinand autobiography, merely looking at the photos), his beloved Tintinan old annual about Biggles (in French)and a free pull-out about the upcoming Rugby World Cup. Me: memoirs ~ the actor Alan Cumming (which is rather harrowing in places), Mike Mullane's experiences as a … Continue reading What We’re Reading

Me on Monday

It was a:Grandad P visiting,Summer Fayre on the Green visiting,gorgeous socks receiving, birthday sausage eating, photo-bombing by The Good Friend's mum,  hanging outand library visiting kind of weekend.And it's looking pretty good for this week ... Photography Scavenger Hunt hunting, into town nipping, birthday dinner celebrating and Summer Fayre helping.  This post is adapted from Sian's Me on Monday theme, which you … Continue reading Me on Monday