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 […]

Smyth’s Toy Superstores – making children’s dreams come true.

Recently I was invited to review the new Smyth’s Toy Store catalogue with the children and then take them shopping to review the shop itself. Couldn’t really turn that one down, could I? So we were sent a catalogue and some gift cards, and the children began compiling their wish list. It turned out that […]

September snippets

{Blogging} I blogged every day in September. Completely coincidentally, I had my best month stats wise for ages. I did rather run out of material a couple of times, and I’m not convinced I’m up for daily blogging any more, but it was a really interesting challenge 🙂 {Kentwell} Small and I attended the last […]

On being all the places

Today I have driven and sat and been and driven and walked and shopped and walked and driven and walked and eaten and driven and watched and driven and eventually home. There hasn’t been a great deal of room or energy for writing, drawing or really even just being. But I’ve made the effort since […]

Showing up.

Have just posted on Instagram: So I decided I’d join in with @journalofawriter #showup100 challenge, and use it to give me some impetus to work on the novel I’ve been avoiding working on for months. And I had half an hour before I needed to cook dinner, so that seemed like an ideal time to […]

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