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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

Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

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This month’s book group read was Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. I read the slim volume quite a few weeks ago now so I was glad of the discussion in the local pub’s… Continue reading

The Hoarder

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When I was a kid I assumed ‘munging’ (soft g, like the bean) was a thing every family did. I thought the act of going to an elderly relative’s house and going through… Continue reading

Proust goes on holiday

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My last post was all about the stress. As we were feeling frazzled, my husband, daughter and I booked flights and Air BnB and headed to Kos for some half term sunshine –… 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

Raven Reviews – third edition

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Another instalment of reviews small enough to be written on a tiny scroll and carried on a raven’s leg.   The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor I bought this as I was… Continue reading

The Left Hand of Meh

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Ursula Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) is fêted as a feminist Sci Fi masterpiece. It ended up as our Book group choice because it was on one of those lists of… 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

Clothes, Music, Boys, and why Viv Albertine is my new heroine.

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I found this copy of Viv Albertine’s memoir in a charity shop a few months ago. None of the titles in my TBR tower were particularly calling out to me, so I picked… 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