That's my childhood copy of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Him: "Mum, why did Aslan enter the wardrobe?" Me: " I don't know. Why did Aslan enter the wardrobe?" Him: " Narnia your business!"
A host of golden daffodils Listening: to radio plays of Sherlock Holmes mysteries. They're surprisingly addictive. Reading: My Glory Was I Had Such Friends by Amy Silverstein. Planning: a few trips away. We would ordinarily have one or two family trips booked by now, but we've held off because the the Brexit debacle. There's also … Continue reading Right Now …
I often feel that I get through days with my brain in sleep mode. A mix of tiredness and the pre-menopause certainly doesn't help! It was with interest that I read an article in the current issue of Good Housekeeping magazine and ways to stimulate your brain. The article listed 21 such ways and I … Continue reading Six Ways to Stimulate Your Brain
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Kindle): I read this one without knowing anything about it because it was one I saw it popping up everywhere. This is an emotional, raw and very well written story that is different from what I've been reading lately. Beautiful, compelling writing that really gets to the heart of … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2019
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Reader, I Married Meby Sophie Tanner is a story in the classic chick lit mode ... until you realise that the story might just be true ... Chloe Usher has just broken up with the love of her life. All her friends urge her to find another man before she disappears down the slippery slope … Continue reading For The Love of Books | Reader, I Married Me
I've written before about how I've been trying to be more intentional in my use of technology. If I'm honest, it's still very much a work in progress. But as we've been spending more time in the house because of the cold and inclement weather, I've been considering other ways for us to connect and … Continue reading Five Tech-Free Things To Do Indoors This Winter
Time for a little self-indulgence ... Shaun featured my postcard on the shop's Facebook page. (I'm no longer on Facebook; a friend sent me the link and I took a screenshot.) Postcards Home, an online treasure chest selling unique homeware and gifts inspired by travel and design, selected my Instagram image to win their January … Continue reading Four Fun Things
I've fallen out with lunch. Same old, same old. I'm someone who likes to eat. I don't do well if I've missed a meal. But the truth is, I'm bored with lunch. I tend to eat the same thing, more or less, every day - a sandwich (filling is usually ham, but could also be … Continue reading Let’s Do Lunch
I received two copies of Michelle Obama's new book Becoming for Christmas. It turns out, I knew next to nothing about her. If you’d asked me what I knew about her, I probably could have told you she was a lawyer and that she planted a garden at the White House as part of a … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Becoming