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

Month in Numbers | December 2017

As we find our feet in early 2018, let's see how December turned out: 1:  Just one day of snow and a light covering at that.  22,833: My biggest Daily Step Count.  19: The number of gifts wrapped this month.  Some were for me.  5.5:  The number of days we were without a kitchen floor (essential repairs … Continue reading Month in Numbers | December 2017

Blog Review | 2017

Happy New Year to you and yours! The last quarter of 2017 saw me giving this blog a lot of thought.  Not about stopping (as so many favourite bloggers appear to have done in 2017), but more about the direction and content.  Earlier in the year, someone had told me that my blog was all … Continue reading Blog Review | 2017

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2017

As you might expect, December has been a light month on the making-time-for-reading front. The New Mrs Clifton by Elizabeth Buchan: "As the Second World War draws to a close, Gus Clifton, having been working with the interrogation teams in Germany and out of touch with his family, surprises his sisters at their home. But … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2017

December Daily | Days 21-25

Welcome to my favourite project of the year!  Let's see how days 21-25 turned out: Day 21: The first day of the school holidays and we marked it with a visit to the Panto in the West End.  It was really quite rude in places.A simple 7x5 photo of The Boy Child, with journaling on the reverse, … Continue reading December Daily | Days 21-25

December Daily | Days 16-20

Welcome to my favourite project of the year!  Let's see how days 16-20 looked: Day 16:  A fun day in town with our visitors and home in time for pyjamas, Champagne and the Strictly final. Day 17:  One set of house guests left and another one arrived.  Herman the tortoise came on his holidays as his … Continue reading December Daily | Days 16-20