Monthly Archives: December 2013

‘Tis the season to be poorly tra la la la la la la la LA

So I’m sick. At Christmas. And have been for the majority of my one week’s annual leave so far. And I am not a happy bunny. I had lots of lovely socialising planned, all of which I have had to cancel as my … Continue reading

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Anyone for Pimms?!

I love summer, as it means I can make a jug of my favorite drink, Pimms.  It’s refreshing, fruity, and you can drink it all afternoon without getting too boozy (although that depends on how strong you mix it and … Continue reading

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Unread, now read book 3 – The Cement Garden, Ian McEwan

I have slowed down a bit recently, I am currently on book four from my unread books on my bookshelf list – hopefully with the Christmas break coming I can get through quite a few more of them as having … Continue reading

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Unread, now read book 2 – The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes

I have no idea why this was sitting on my shelf unread, as I love Barnes’ writing; it is always so full of clarity and offers such beautiful lyrical intensity. The Sense of an Ending is the story of how … Continue reading

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It is a truth universally acknowledged…that there can never be too many Austen adaptations

This year was the bicentennial of the publication of Pride & Prejudice and its hero(ine)s still speak as much to women (and men) now as they did then. Love him or hate him, two hundred years on, Mr Darcy is … Continue reading

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