Up coming Literary Festivals for 2014

Saturday, 26th April to Sunday, 4th May 2014 Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire BOX OFFICE on 01789 207100 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat 9.30am-1.30pm) or online here. TICKETS also available on the door (cash or cheques only).   Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts May 22nd – June 1st 2014 Visit the official website. Tickets: book online…

and the pile grows even larger

Well i ask you, i was in town this morning, in WHSmith looking at magazines. Now how could i not look at the books too. You understand, right? After a good old rummage around I bought these two beauties I keep hearing such good things about this book and Neil Gaiman is a damn fine…

Reasons to be cheerful

I had the nicest Easter last week with so many days spent with family, a lovely meal in the company of my smashing in laws and of course – CHOCOLATE! The Easter bunny was indeed very generous to me this year. I never normally receive eggs i have always been the giver so this was…

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Still not a lot going on here i’m afraid, at least not crafting wise anyway. But i have given my blog a makeover with a new name and address so if any of you happen to read this you might wonder where Stamping Lemons has gone.  I never really liked the name which was made…

Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

Published by Orion Books 393 pages I really loved this book, from the moment i read the blurb to the final page. Who can resist a mystery, not me. It is Christmas afternoon and Peter Martin gets an unexpected phone call from his parents, asking him to come round. It pulls him away from his…

Carte de Visite – bootfair booty

Our usual Sunday bootfair had a special ‘Good Friday’ one today so i hauled myself out of my comfy pit in the wee small hours and we set off to rummage.  I wasnt sure i would go as we had a late night following a great evening watching our son perform in his band, but…

Friday Smiles – week 64

Its hard to believe another week has gone by already and here we are again.  Its been a fairly quiet week here though I am amazed to discover that i havent yet killed off my begonia that i got for my birthday, in fact its romping away and producing so many gorgeous flowers fingers crossed…

Friday Smiles – Week 63 and feeling blessed

Hello folks, its that time again when we all join up to share our happy moments with Annie. Why dont you have a read and join in with us, its guaranteed to cheer you up no end. My smiles this week come from having a wonderful Mothers Day last Sunday.  My darling son bought me…

Friday Smiles – Week 62 with a new life

Well, well Friday again is it, so nice to see all you smilers out there making the place a happier one for us all. My week began with a huge smile on Monday when i went out to feed the guinea pigs and discovered this little darling Yes, Cookie gave birth a week earlier than…

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Hello there, I hope i find you all well, healthy and with a desk full of goodies for me to snoop at. I’ve cleaned my desk especially for your visits this week, those pesky moggies of ours love to wander all over it with mucky paws and shed hairs so i thought i’d make an…