Right Now …

Listening to: Nico's playlist and Elgar's Enigma Variations - Nimrod is my favourite piece. Watching: Michael Palin's travel programs via the BBC iPlayer. Reading: everything by new-to-me author, Mhairi McFarlane (she'll be mentioned in my For the Love of Books post at the end of the month). Making: lists for Christmas - gift ideas (most … Continue reading Right Now …

Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home Revisited

Back in April, as well as reaching out to friends around the world for their thoughts on lockdown, I also wrote a short piece about my own lockdown experiences. Six months on, I've written another, so grab a cuppa and pull up a chair. As I type this, London currently sits in Tier 2 - … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home Revisited

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2020

I took my Kindle back from The Brainy One and settled into a month of romance. I've read that the romance-genre is the hidden success of the literary world. Hidden because few people ever admit to buying/reading them. I'm of the opinion that we all need a little love in our lives, in whatever shape … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2020

Four Fun Things

Cup of Jo highlighted Brooklyn's rainbows and we could all do with a few rainbows in our lives right now. Daily walks with Tilly - time to enjoy her attitude to life. Birdsong in West London is now clearly audible thanks to the lack of road traffic, Tube trains and aircraft overhead. Never was memory … Continue reading Four Fun Things

For the Love of Books | Four Family Sagas

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

For the Love of Books | Favourite Reads of 2019

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

Blog Review | 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