Month: May 2023

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Wednesday 31 May 2023: Lots of learning

So we were both back at work yesterday after our holiday. The alarm went off on time… and we both ignored it. For at least another hour. Ah well, it’s…

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Tuesday 30 May 2023: Reading and writing mysteries

The plan was to load up four books to my Kindle for holiday reading while we were away. In the end I finished reading one of them and started to…

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Monday 29 May 2023: Beautiful Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat is a small village that sits on either side of the River Wye: Symonds Yat East and Symonds Yat West. You have to cross the river to get…

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Book Review: A New Start at the Beach Hotel

This feature is in association with NetGalley. A New Start at the Beach Hotel by Francesca Capaldi Many thanks to NetGalley and to Hera Books for letting me see an…

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Book Review: How to Write a Short Story in Five Days

  This feature is in association with NetGalley. How to Write a Short Story in Five Days by Jason Fink Many thanks to NetGalley and to BooksGoSocial for letting me…

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Friday 19 May 2023: Errands day today

It was the cat’s turn to wake me up on Thursday morning. She came into the bedroom at around 4:15am and promptly started to throw up. Then, when she’d finished,…

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Thursday 18 May 2023: New hair for the weekend

The pasta bake made a second meal on Tuesday and the plan was to start the mushroom risotto off first thing Wednesday morning. However, by the time we’d binge-watched Steeltown…

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Wednesday 17 May 2023: Home-made pasta bake

The poet made a cheesy tuna pasta bake that we saw in the latest Slimming World magazine for tea on Monday. The recipe was for six but he thought it would…

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Tuesday 16 May 2023: New gig & posters day

I’m still trying to get used to this new editor in WordPress. It’s not such a shock any more, but it still makes me sit back a moment and get…

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Monday 15 May 2023: Messing with stuff

After spending the best part of Thursday redesigning the blog and not being entirely satisfied with it by close of play, the first thing I did on Friday was revisit…

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Friday 12 May 2023: A regular weekend

If the dog woke up in the middle of the night on Wednesday, I slept right through it. The poet’s alarm woke me up and even then I went straight…

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Book Review: The House Keepers

This feature is in association with NetGalley. The Housekeepers by Alex Hay Many thanks to NetGalley and to Headline Review for letting me see an advance reader’s copy of The…

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Thursday 11 May 2023: Losing track of time

I’m losing all track of time this week… this month, if truth be known. It must be all of these extra bank holidays that we’re getting. My little road trip…

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Wednesday 10 May 2023: Short roadtrip

We slept in on Tuesday morning and while the poet went straight to his desk, I arrived quite a bit later. I made us both breakfast, caught up with social…

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Tuesday 9 May 2023: Busy weekend

It may have been a holiday weekend, but it was a busy one all the same. For most of Saturday I was glued to the telly watching the coronation. I’m…

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Monday 8 May 2023: Another bank holiday

I’m not complaining. There was a time that I was working all hours when I went self-employed and I started to resent it when there were bank holidays and I…

0 86  2 Comments on Friday 5 May 2023: Another long weekend ahead
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Friday 5 May 2023: Another long weekend ahead

(Big sigh.) I had *another* late start yesterday, once again because of a disturbed night. The dog seems to have a bit of an upset stomach and he kept wanting…

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Thursday 4 May 2023: Ch-ch-changes…

I started the day yesterday with a lot of bitty jobs but jobs that nonetheless should help me in the future. Once I’d caught up on social media and put…

0 70  2 Comments on Wednesday 3 May 2023: A time-consuming start to the week
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Wednesday 3 May 2023: A time-consuming start to the week

After a lovely long weekend we were back at it yesterday, albeit with another late start. I made it to my desk at about 11am after catching up on social…

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Tuesday 2 May 2023: Holiday weekend + Writing prompts

I was going to do a post for the writing prompts first and publish it on Tuesday and then do the catch up and post it on Wednesday. But I’ve…

0 128  2 Comments on Monday 1 May 2023: May Day Bank Holiday
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Monday 1 May 2023: May Day Bank Holiday

Apart from it being our wedding anniversary today, it’s also a bank holiday in the UK and I try to take all of the bank holidays off, just so I…