For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2019

I read a lot about books and bookshops this month ... Notes from a Public Typewriter edited by Michael Gustafson and Oliver Uberti: This is a gorgeous wee book! I whipped through it in an evening and now have it on my list of gift ideas. When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened Literati … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2019

Remembrance and Beyond the Deepening Shadow

Sunday, 11th November 2018 marked the Centenary of the ending of the First World War.  We attended the service at our local war memorial and The Boy Child wore my old RAF beret.We planted two crosses of remembrance this year - one for Flying Officer Roy Stewart Wilson and one for my four of my … Continue reading Remembrance and Beyond the Deepening Shadow

For the Love of Books | The Kiss Quotient

Just occasionally I read a book that deserves a review to itself … The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is one such book. Our heroine, Stella, doesn’t have a lot of experience with romance - French kissing freaks her out and she’s much more comfortable with equations than with people. She also has Asperger’s, which … Continue reading For the Love of Books | The Kiss Quotient

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 6: The Swim Ladies are a readymade support group, even if they don't know it.  I … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 1: I should have explored Hampstead years ago.   Day 2: Don't take the SatNav's directions … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

Summer Scrapbook

Have you heard that expression, "What's need got to do with it?"  That was me recently, right at the moment I clicked 'buy'.I have an ongoing 12x12 album for our travels this year (New York City, Washington, DC and Jersey).  I use a Traveler's Notebook for a spot of scrapbooking on the road. I have … Continue reading Summer Scrapbook