Life Satisfaction: A Scientist’s Guide by Leo Lafferty-Whyte PhD.

There is an irony, I feel, in this post. A few days back I posted about doing 15 days of giveaways. I then failed completely and utterly to even put together the widget for the first giveaway, and have been slumped in a heap of self recrimination ever since. So how can I possibly be […]

Happy blogaversary to me.

15 years of blogging. Here’s to the next 15. Today’s giveaway: A mini monster. Yet to be made (you can’t have the spotty one, that’s Tigerboy’s. ) There’ll be a gleam widget here in a minute if my battery lasts. (Ok, it hasn’t. Tomorrow. )

The Secret of the Night Train by Sylvia Bishop

We’re very happy today to be kicking off the blog tour for a wonderful MG book by Sylvia Bishop, the Secret of the Night Train. Smallest has read it, and will be contributing her thoughts after we’ve heard from Sylvia. Train no. 1: TGV Duplex (Paris – Munich) In my new book, The Secret of […]

Lifestyle changes, the Italian edition.

A few months ago, t’other half had a bit of a wake up call from a scheduled GP encounter. Nothing immediately serious, but a whole load of little factors that add up together to mean that his overall health picture wasn’t nearly as good as it could be. Basically, his age, weight, lifestyle and being […]

On hold.

It feels like most of my posts recently, even those that have been reviews have also included a whole lot of whinging about my state of health, so I thought I’d dedicate a whole post to it, and then do the reviews that are outstanding without quite so much negativity leaking in. Might work anyway. […]

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Buy at Amazon I absolutely loved The Dry by Jane Harper when I read it last year (review here ) so I was thrilled to be offered Force of Nature to read as well. There is always a moment of trepidation when you face up to reading a sequel to a well loved book, particularly […]

Dixit – a family card/board game reviewed

Buy at Amazon I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when we were sent Dixit for our Blogger board game club review last month. (Apologies for the delay in getting this review live, I think I should pop a health update on but basically, long story short, it probably isn’t depression causing my issues, but […]

The stories untold.

I’ve been absent from the blog while I’ve been trying to deal with some stuff. I think it’s getting better, but to be honest, it’s always difficult to make that kind of judgement about yourself. Anyway, I’m making a note today for myself rather than anyone else. This wasn’t because of I did or didn’t […]

Wading through autumnal mud

On Instagram I wrote: I don’t know how I manage to forget, every year, that I will slow down and grind to a halt as the seasons change. I will want to hibernate, and eat all the chocolate, and each and every day will be like wading through mud. I don’t know how I forget […]

Saturday snippets 7th October 2017

{watching} The Saint. Not taking itself too seriously, featuring the always excellent Eliza Dushku, and with all the right names and connections. Rather more recommended than I’d expected to be honest. (I’ve a long history with the Saint. It’s rather more boring than it ought to be given the topic.) {reading} The Unlikely Pilgrimage of […]

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