For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2018

I was late reading any novels this month.  The first 10 days or so of April were spent reading a guide book to Washington, DC and a map. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins:  I saw this reviewed in a post called Top 12 Beach Reads, and I loved it.  Imagine you married the love … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2018

For the Love of Books | Reading about Death

The two year anniversaries for both Mum and Grandad Paddy have passed in the last few weeks, so it's not surprising that I've been reading about death this month.  Not in a morbid kind of way, but in a realistic and occasionally humorous kind of way. With the End in Mind | Dying, Death and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Reading about Death

Reading My Way Around the World

A well written novel can take you to so many different places geographically.  Here's a just for fun list of my 5 favourite novels set around the globe: A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute: My all time favourite novel.  We meet our heroine, Jean Paget, post Second World War when she lives in my bit of West … Continue reading Reading My Way Around the World

December Daily | Days 1-5

Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year!  Let's take a look at how days 1-5 turned out: Day 1:  The day that Elvis the Elf makes an appearance and returns The Boy Child's letter to Santa, which has been stamped as either Naughty or Nice.I think the glimpse of my feet in my slippers … Continue reading December Daily | Days 1-5

The Power of a Musical Memory

Last Friday, the BBC launched its annual fundraising initiative for Children in Need.  Throughout the day, BBC Radio2 played musical selections chosen by charities CiN had supported over the last year.There I was, pottering around the kitchen, wrapping up the ironing before the weekend and enjoying the late morning sunshine streaming through the window.  There I … Continue reading The Power of a Musical Memory