Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese: This engrossing story combines medicine, family, and politics to great effect. Moving between India, Ethiopia, and New York City, we follow the story of identical twin brothers, born of a secret union between an Indian nun and the British surgeon she assisted. Part coming-of-age story, part mystery, part sweeping … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Four Family Sagas
Twenty nineteen was another good year for reading. Having said that, I find myself with just three titles on my Favourites of 2019 list (last year I had six on my list): Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: In April, I wrote that "initially I wasn’t interested in a story about rock … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Favourite Reads of 2019
Happy New Year! Final sunset of 2019 Let me begin by thanking you for reading, commenting and staying with me throughout 2019. It was quite a year. Let's also take a look at the all-important numbers: I wrote 253 posts, totalling 42,065 words. I have 138 followers. There were 1,604 comments, averaging 6 comments per … Continue reading Blog Review | 2019
Having seen Come From Away recently, I've been thinking a lot about that day. It's one of those days that no-one who experienced it in real life or through the power of broadcast media will ever forget. It was a day that began as any other - the commute to work, 14 miles from my … Continue reading On This Day | Where Were You?
Towards the end of the Summer holidays, The Boy Child and I went into the West End to see Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre on Charing Cross Road. Come From Away is the story of what happened in a small town, Gander, in Newfoundland, Canada on Tuesday, 11th September 2001, when 38 international … Continue reading Come From Away
Four more spreads have been added to my 'Thrive' traveler's notebook ... New York City ... because you know it was never not going to be included. An outing with friends ... because we all need our friends in order to thrive. Our half-term visit to beautiful Guernsey ... And thoughts on a birthday ...
The lovely Mary Lou of Patio Postcards is hosting the annual Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt again this year. Hop on over to her blog to see who else is joining in. Here's what I have found so far: #1: An Outdoor Clock: The clock in Figure Court, Royal Hospital Chelsea - 4 June 2019 #6: … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt 2019 | Link #1
Did May turn out to be marvellous? I should say so and here are the numbers to prove it: May's Month in Numbers 31, 985: the daily step count of this magnitude can only mean one thing ... NYC. ... psst! Don't tell, this is just between us ... I may have celebrated a birthday … Continue reading Month in Numbers | May 2019
One Day in December by Josie Silver: I picked this up in Barnes & Noble on my last morning in New York City. I started it while waiting for the bus to JFK, continued reading it on the bus, in the departure lounge and I was done by wheels up. It's that good! I suggest … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading May 2019
Two more spreads have been added ... my solo trip to New York and a day out with friends. I've reached the half-way point in the TN now and I reckon that puts me on target to have enough available pages left to complete the year.