In celebration of British summertime, my thoughts on ‘Winter’ by Ali Smith.

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They say timing is everything, and so it is that after the balmiest weather we’ve had in the UK for a long time, I’ve finally got around to write about Winter by Ali… Continue reading

View (of the weeds) over the top of my book.

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Firstly, in my defence, I can’t mow my lawn as it’s about half an acre and has relief-map worthy pot holes, bits where old troughs have been dug out, fallen trees, the lot.… Continue reading

#20 Books of Summer

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In 2017, I dismally failed the #20BooksofSummer challenge hosted by Cathy at 746 Books, but who cares? So I’m going to have another bash this year. This time, I’m just going to go… Continue reading

A Bucket of One’s Own

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One of my favourite books (essay really, but who cares) is Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. It’s a nice blueprint for people who want a quiet life of reading, writing, wandering… Continue reading

Mojo Risin’

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Periodically I write a post brimming with good intentions about my latest attempt to resuscitate my inner runner. I used to love running. I’ve never been very good at it – shuffling would… Continue reading

There’s no better way to say ‘screw you, political turmoil’ than by making a fairy garden…

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…and I’m sure Sarah Waters agrees. I am currently reading The Night Watch. It’s been on my shelf for a while, my emergency un-read Waters to be opened in a time of need.… Continue reading

Win, win, win! Scoring a hat-trick at the library.

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Lady luck must have been smiling down at me this week as a quick nip around Haverfordwest library had me whisperwhooping (totally a word) as I dug up three absolute gems from their… Continue reading

A short review for a short book

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Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates is a book so clearly full of influences, and yet as it is based on plagiarism, it’s gone all the way back round to being original. I… Continue reading

‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman

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I chanced on a copy of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine in a charity shop a couple of weeks ago and found myself conflicted. I know you shouldn’t judge books by their covers, but… Continue reading

Meadowland and Brambly Mice

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  Meadowland taught me the meadow ants can live up to TWENTY YEARS. That’s longer than a lot of things. You could have three Great Danes in that time, if you found yourself… Continue reading