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

My Life in Three Books

It dawned on me recently that my top three favourite books are my top three for a reason.  Sure, they're brilliantly written and one definitely counts as a modern classic, but the real reason I love them is because parts of my life are in them.  I know that sounds a wee bit fanciful, but let me … Continue reading My Life in Three Books

Happy Mail and Its Purpose

Someone told me recently that my sole reasonfor sending reams of Happy Mail over the yearswas because I wanted to receive comments about how kind I am.That, apparently, I "only do things that give gratification."Wow, don't hold back, why don't you tell me what you really think?(I'm putting their comments down to a bad day. … Continue reading Happy Mail and Its Purpose