Currently reading – Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

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This is the first in a new series of blog posts I am going to try out, sharing with you all the book I am currently reading and what I think of it so far. I treated myself to this the other day in the local supermarket and thus far I am loving it. So […]

Choose Your Own Adventure books

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I remember reading a ‘choose your own adventure’ book many years ago and loving the way you can interact with a book. I couldn’t resist getting The Gates of Death and seeing what it was about after all this time.  Then the other day I saw that they actually have a romance one now where […]

April mini book haul – for review

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I’ve been really lucky so far this month in getting three very different and very intriguing books sent from publishers for me to review.  I may get more as the month goes on but its easier to do them in small doses. This is what i’ve hauled The Electrical Venus by Julie Mayhew The Last […]

Light filters in – Poems by Caroline Kaufman

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I was kindly contacted by Harper Collins and given a list of books to choose from to review. I chose this and they kindly sent me a ‘sneak peek’ of what it will look like when published. They also sent a lovely little bookmark and who doesn’t need more bookmarks (not me) So a huge […]

Friday Smiles – Week 265

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Hello everyone and Happy Easter. I’m joining in once again with Annie’s Friday Smiles My new guinea pig finally has a name! He’s called Freddie. He’s still very nervous but will come to the open cage door and take food from my fingers and sometimes get a little tickle but is still at the hiding […]

Friday Smiles – Week 264

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After another short spell of snow we are once again looking forward to Spring happening here. I keep checking the pond for frog and toad spawn but have seen none so far. This week has been all about pets. Hubby is sighing loudly as I introduce another guinea pig to the menagerie. My existing boar […]

Edwardian postcard – The Lovers Seat, Hastings, Sussex

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I recently bought this postcard to add to my ever growing Edwardian postcard collection because of the amusing message on the back and the intriguing picture on the front. All those prim and proper ladies! When it arrived I felt drawn to investigate the writer and subject matter further. The writer, Harold describes the ladies […]

Friday Smiles – week 263

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Morning all, its a lovely early spring morning here with blue skies and sunshine but more snow is forecast for Saturday and Sunday here!  Its only meant to stay briefly though so i don’t mind that. It great to be able to join in with Annie’s Friday Smiles again and I have a couple of […]

Friday Smiles – week 262

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Its been a few years since I joined in with this but have been feeling the need for more smiles lately and where better to get them than via this great weekly theme run by Annie over at A Stitch in Time I’ve had a few things make me smile this week. The first was […]

Six books by non British authors

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This year one of my reading resolutions was to read more books by Japanese authors. I find them to be – the ones I’ve read anyway – gentle, fascinating and beautifully written and I wanted more of the same. In this round up I have included four books by Japanese authors and I’ve also added […]