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Monday 22 April 2024: A new adventure?

The blueberry crumble I made on Thursday was absolutely gorgeous. I made 4 dumplings as well to put in the casserole the poet had left on the hob while he…

0 198  2 Comments on Monday 25 March 2024: Book review
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Monday 25 March 2024: Book review

It wasn’t too bad at the dentist on Friday. A little painful, a little sensitive. But not too bad. I came away with the cleanest teeth I can ever remember…

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Tuesday 30 January 2024: Too much people, again…

I had too much people yesterday. Yes, two people is too much. (Although the second person was really three…) Saying that, the two dogs I saw were perfectly fine. One…

0 197  2 Comments on Friday 29 December 2023: The bit in the middle
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Friday 29 December 2023: The bit in the middle

Did you have a lovely Christmas? Ours was very relaxed. We didn’t do any baking, but of course the poet still cooked us a rather splendid Christmas dinner. We had…

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Tuesday 10 October 2023: Some stuff done + Book review

Yesterday’s jobs started with me finishing the latest book for NetGalley. I wrote and posted yesterday’s blog post and opened up today’s blog post to get it started. Then I…

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Thursday 21 September 2023: A bluff old cynic? Moi?

We’re both full of cold at the moment and the dog woke us up several times during the night. I still managed to get up on time, though, which was…

0 171  2 Comments on Tuesday 5 September 2023: A slow start
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Tuesday 5 September 2023: A slow start

I had so many good intentions but when I woke up on Monday I was still really, really tired. On Saturday night I went to bed on drugs as it…

0 98  2 Comments on Monday 14 August 2023: Flying off the shelves
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Monday 14 August 2023: Flying off the shelves

First job Friday morning was a trek down to the doctor’s to collect a repeat prescription. It’s less than five minutes away, on foot, so I was there and back…

0 160  2 Comments on Monday 10 July 2023: Down came the rain
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Monday 10 July 2023: Down came the rain

We were both really tired on Thursday night. Probably the previous few weeks catching up on us. I struggled to get up on Friday and was Very Late to my…

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Book Review: Summer in Tuppenny Bridge

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Summer in Tuppenny Bridge by Sharon Booth Many thanks to NetGalley and to Storm Publishing for letting me see an advance reader’s copy…

0 171  3 Comments on Friday 7 July 2023: 200 words a day
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Friday 7 July 2023: 200 words a day

Wednesday didn’t turn out to be one of my better days. I hardly had any sleep Tuesday night and after my emergency run to the vet, I came home and…

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Thursday 29 June 2023: Lots of reading

There was one thing I was struggling with on Affinity Publisher that I really wanted to sort out in my head. I couldn’t get the background of my magazine cover…

0 71  2 Comments on Wednesday 28 June 2023: The machine worked but the tech got me
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Wednesday 28 June 2023: The machine worked but the tech got me

I finished playing with Affinity Publisher on Sunday evening just as Elton John was finishing his set at Glastonbury. I will definitely use Publisher and I have used Affinity Photo…

0 196  2 Comments on Tuesday 27 June 2023: A shiny new toy
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Tuesday 27 June 2023: A shiny new toy

Friday was a bit of a lazy day in which I didn’t get through a lot of work, but I did do some things. Like hanging washing on the line,…

0 164  2 Comments on Thursday 22 June 2023: Bumbling along
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Thursday 22 June 2023: Bumbling along

I slept really well on Tuesday night, and so did the dog. Which is probably why I slept so well. I had to wake him up he was in such…

0 172  7 Comments on Wednesday 21 June 2023: More rain
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Wednesday 21 June 2023: More rain

Yesterday began with me checking social media and emails while I had breakfast, and then I went straight into finishing the current book for NetGalley. I really enjoyed this one…

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Book Review: Broken Angels

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Broken Angels by Gwyn Bennett Many thanks to NetGalley and to Storm Publishing for letting me see an advance reader’s copy of Broken…

0 188  4 Comments on Tuesday 20 June 2023: A thunderstorm at last
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Tuesday 20 June 2023: A thunderstorm at last

We had thunderstorms forecast for the entire weekend and, naturally, I was keeping a close eye on them all via my app. Saturday On Saturday I wanted to go to…

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Monday 19 June 2023: New bed, new bedding

We had to get up early on Friday because our new bed was coming. I asked if they could give me an idea of what time, and they said any time…

0 181  2 Comments on Friday 16 June 2023: New bed day
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Friday 16 June 2023: New bed day

I was at my desk on time, having caught up on social media and email over breakfast. I also read another two chapters of the NetGalley book and I shared…

0 188  2 Comments on Thursday 15 June 2023: Long night ahead
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Thursday 15 June 2023: Long night ahead

The weather is a lot more bearable at the moment, despite the storms never arriving. There’s a cool, fresh breeze and that makes a massive difference inside the house when…

0 65  2 Comments on Wednesday 14 June 2023: I found a writing podcast
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Wednesday 14 June 2023: I found a writing podcast

I don’t know how I did it. I think a Twitter pal has been taking part in their 200-words-a-day challenge and I followed the link from there, tripped slightly, and…

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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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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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Book Review: One Enchanted Evening

This feature is in association with NetGalley. One Enchanted Evening by Katie Fforde Many thanks to NetGalley and to Random House UK, Cornerstone, Century for letting me see an advance reader’s…

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Book Review: Coming Home to Mistletoe Cottage

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Apologies for the bauble on the graphic when it’s no longer Christmas. I did finish the book a couple of weeks ago but…

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Book Review: The Cornish Cream Tea Bookshop

This feature is in association with NetGalley. The Cornish Cream Tea Bookshop by Cressida McLaughlin Many thanks to NetGalley and to Harper Collins UK for letting me see an advance…

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Book Review: Aging Gracefully for Women over 50

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Aging Gracefully for Women Over 50 by Dr Steve Kringold Many thanks to NetGalley, to BooksGoSocial and to the author for letting me…

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Book Review: The Lighthouse Sisters

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

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Book Review: Grand Theft Weight Loss

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Grand Theft Weight Loss by Michael Alvear Many thanks to NetGalley, the author, and BooksGoSocial for letting me see an advance reader’s copy…

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Book Review: Diet Rebel

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Diet Rebel by Brian Harner Many thanks to NetGalley, the author and to BooksGoSocial for letting me see an advance reader’s copy of…

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Book Review: The Ragged Valley

This feature is in association with NetGalley. The Ragged Valley by Joanne Clague Many thanks to both NetGalley and to Canelo for letting me see an advance reader’s copy of…