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Things in the post

Things in the post. The post thumped through the letterbox with a satisfying clunk this morning, which meant there was something intriguing and unexpected in there. I love the little thrill of anticipation when post arrives and you don’t know (or can’t remember) what it is. Last week a lovely book turned up that I’d… Read More Things in the post

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Snowfall and Firelight

Snowfall and Firelight. So another week passes by in this endless lockdown. I’m at the point where all time is blurring into one. What day is it? Who knows. But this week at least brought some change in the form of snow – a good few inches here in Yorkshire. Standing at the doorway, watching… Read More Snowfall and Firelight

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When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten: Blog Tour!

When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten: Blog Tour!  I’m so excited to be part of the blog tour for Kereen Getten’s wonderful Middle -Grade novel, When Life Gives You Mangoes, which was published by Pushkin Press on 1st October this year. (Yes, its a long blog tour!) Every day, another blog posts their… Read More When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten: Blog Tour!

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Hello, October

Hello, October  A little October update 🙂 Well, suddenly it’s October. Another new month in this slightly dystopian world, and the sun is shining, the builders in the house in front are having a loud discussion about eggy bread, and autumn is in the air. So it’s not so bad, all things considered. If you… Read More Hello, October

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3 Books 3 Points: September 2020

3 Books 3 Points: September 2020  September is here and I’ve got some more book reviews for you! I spent a wonderful month reading lots of lovely things throughout August. You can keep up with what I’m currently reading on my Goodreads! I managed to pop into the uni library to borrow my first read… Read More 3 Books 3 Points: September 2020

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Ten things I’ve learned about Minimalism

Ten things I’ve learned about Minimalism.  I first wrote about minimalism back in 2011 on a little blogspot blog, back in the day. I journeyed through packing, donating, decluttering, inspired by Leo Babauta and The Minimalists. I bought nothing for 2 years, in 2012 and again in 2015, and wrote about how this impacted my… Read More Ten things I’ve learned about Minimalism

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Morning Brew 29/7/2020

Morning Brew 29/7/2020.  I haven’t written a morning brew chat for 6 months! I could have sworn it was just a few weeks ago. Time is loopy these days. Well, here I am, and I have tea and Weetabix. Hello. The rain has finally stopped in this, the most autumnal July we’ve had for a… Read More Morning Brew 29/7/2020

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Away from the News

Away from the News.  Away from the news, a soft breeze brings a hint of coolness through green leaves. Waves lap up a pebbled shore, constant, rhythmical. A ray of sunlight falls on morning dew. Away from the news, laughter echoes from gardens as people gather in friendship. Young birds learn to fly, and feed,… Read More Away from the News

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3 Books 3 Points: July 2020

3 books 3 points  -3 books reviewed in 3 quick bullet points- Welcome to July’s 3 books 3 points book review! I feel like I’ve done lots of reading over the last few months, however a lot of it has been ‘necessary’ reading for uni and not as much reading for pleasure as I thought… Read More 3 Books 3 Points: July 2020

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3 Books 3 Points: March 2020

3 Books 3 Points: March 2020  Reviewing 3 books in 3 bullet points Hello all! It’s been a while, and I’m back with a book review that I’ve had on the go since January. I’ve started university again and it seems to have taken up all my brain space. Things seem to be settling down… Read More 3 Books 3 Points: March 2020