An interview with Kate Atkinson, and some thoughts on A God in Ruins.

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affiliate links – thanks for your support! Buy at Amazon.co.uk| Buy at amazon.com I have a confession to make – I am a bad book blogger. (Quiet at the back there!) No, seriously, in this particular case I have let you down. I have had A God in Ruins sitting here waiting for review, and […]

Tell me about your ideal baby bag.

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A few days ago I was approached by George from Cooper and Hill with a very interesting proposition. They’re looking to custom design a bag organiser that will go inside a tote bag to make it into a baby bag. This isn’t a first for them in terms of the custom bit, though they’ve not […]

Wordless Wednesday

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Blogfest – how does technology change the way we think?

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So, this weekend was Blogfest no 3, and again I was going along to provide a techie voice. This time it was a single roundtable session, rather than the clinic, and while I have loved the clinics (the challenge of helping someone right there on the spot for just 10 minutes really fires me up […]

Dora and Friends twitter party coming soon to a timeline near you

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The more observant among you may have noticed the lovely new badge in my sidebar that says I’m a Dora and Friends party host. Just in case you hadn’t, here’s a close up:

A day at the Museum of Civilisation

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Anyone who has read Station Eleven will recognise the reference. For those who haven’t, the Museum of Civilisation is a collection of things gathered together by the survivors in a very depleted world, things they had little use for, but wanted to have remembered. Goldsboro Books in London did a window display based around the […]

Preparing for Mumsnet Blogfest

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As regular readers will know, I’ve attended Mumsnet Blogfest for the last two years to talk about the technical side of blogging – hosting, platforms, domain names, BACKUPS, that sort of thing. I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be attending again this year, as part of the round table discussion Techie tips and tricks. As […]

Blogging for A Million Miracles with Sightsavers

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I wear glasses. I have for as long as I can remember really, I started wearing them at primary school. With them on, my sight is good. Not perfect, but good. It’s even better with lenses, but they’re such a hassle. Without them, I can barely find my way across the room, and I can’t […]

Starring Kitty Blog tour – Keris Stainton – start with the pizza

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Today I’m pleased to welcome an author I’ve actually had the chance to meet in person, not once but several times – Keris Stainton, whose new book, Starring Kitty (A Reel Friends Story), is published 24 July. (Amazon have it wrong. Honest.) Over to Keris, on the theme of Dreams and Regrets. I like to […]

Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour

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For anyone who hasn’t read widely on my blog, a quick heads up – I love books. I can see the rest of you shaking heads with a no, really? kind of look 😉 I also love sharing books with my children. (That wasn’t news either was it?) As well as all of that, I […]

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