Category Archive: Reading Rhubarb

Hit the North! or My Icelandic Drama, pt. 2

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The first leg of our Icelandic trip was spent in the south, with trips out to the golden circle, and down time soaking up Reykjavik’s chilled vibe. When we left the UK, we… Continue reading

Icelandic Drama: part 1

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I’ve just turned 50 – woohoo! To celebrate arriving at such a grand old age, my family and I went to Iceland (the country, not the frozen food emporium – that would make… Continue reading

Witches, Hyacinth Bucket and Chalky Aliens

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  OMG I forgot to update you about the chalky Darlek! So just before Christmas my mum tells me she’s got me something that she now thinks I won’t like, but do I… Continue reading

When it comes to lolly theft, only Bruce Lee will do.

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Somebody at work has been stealing my ice-pops, and I’m furious. I’ve been working at a homeless hostel for a few years now, and for the past six months or so I’ve been… Continue reading

Happy New Year, Happy New Books!

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Happy New Year! In shocking news, I’m breaking with my own traditions this January by not making any resolutions. Nope, not a single one. As the world hurtles towards oblivion, it feels pointless… Continue reading

80% Cat, 20% Book

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I have just finished C. J. Sansom’s Tombland, 800-odd pages of social rebellion and murder, Tudor-style. Sansom’s Shardlake series are always well-researched page turners, but if you’ve not read any before you wouldn’t… Continue reading

Christmas presents…for me!

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So, my mum rings me up – Mum: I ordered you this thing online, it looked ceramic but now it’s here it seems powdery and cheap. Do you still want it? Me: Err,… Continue reading

What to do when Blogging Burn-out Strikes? Running, Knitting and Pobol Y Cwm

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I’m fatigued. Blogger burn-out has set in and to be honest, it’s a miracle I’m writing this post at all. I enjoy my job in a homeless hostel, but working night shifts does… Continue reading

Book haul and exciting news

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Indeed, I am blessed, truly grateful, I’d like to thank everyone who knows me, yada yada – I HAVE A LAMINATOR! There have been many special days in my life — becoming a mother,… Continue reading

The Reckoning – Part One

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This book is too full of information— not to mention exciting— for just one review, and I keep learning things I want to tell people, and most (all) people in my real life… Continue reading