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Where we’ve been #3…

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What we took with us …(and what we bought when we got there) I’ve really pondered over whether to do this post, but then in conversations with friends I realised we all pass on tips and share knowledge of great products all the time – and they can be really useful. So take from this what you will and give it a swerve if it’s not your bag (‘scuse the pun). Packing for a family, […]

Where we’ve been #2…

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Wizard of Oz Part 2 – Keeping the kids busy on a budget As I said at the top of the last post, this year’s trip had to be made under a tight budget. This time wasn’t about creating a “trip of a lifetime” more, a trip to spend time with my sister. Who just happens to have settled in Oz. So – none of the big hitters this time. Nobody felt a burning desire […]

Where we’ve been lately…

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The Wizard of Oz If you have read any of the previous posts on here, you’ll know we do love a trip here at Procrastination Project towers. Our posts for Tokyo got some love, so I thought I’d pop this up, should it help anyone in the throws of planning a similar trip themselves, or just to satisfy some wanderlust. This stop, Sydney. To give some context and background, my sister has lived in Manly, […]

What I’ve been reading…

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Commonwealth – by Ann Patchett Hi. So, I’ve been away a while. Both figuratively and IRL. I think we can call it Bloggers Block or something along those lines. Probably triggered by an element of self doubt and loathing, comparing myself to others with 000’s of followers, and just the sense that you’re shouting into an empty cave. But after some kind words and some “get over yourself” admonishment from trusted friends and family, I’ve […]

Summer Time…

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…and the living is easy.. (for most kids, unless you’ve got the 11+ coming up.)… You remember that feeling, right? The long 6 week holiday stretching ahead of you like an endless field of long grass.  Ok, so that was my personal picture in my head, probably because I grew up on a housing estate in Welwyn, which had a great field at the top of it, where we spent pretty much most of that […]

What I’ve been reading…

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman I’m about to make a bold statement, and possibly prematurely given we’re only in June still, but I’d currently put this book at the top of my personal leader board for 2017. Eleanor is a carefully and exquisitely crafted character. She’s one of those people who we all recognise from our workplaces, commute, or regular shopping trips. You know – shy, introvert, “keeps themselves to themselves”, clutches a […]

What I’ve been reading…

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Luckiest girl alive – Jessica Knoll You know when a book grabs you by the throat and inexplicably won’t let go, til you’re quite done with it? Luckiest Girl Alive went in full throttle and held my attention so well that I didn’t really surface fully til I’d reached the last page. No TV, not much social media activity, I just wanted to see where our protagonist ended up and what had led to this […]

What I’ve been reading…

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The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty I read this straight after finally getting myself round to reading The Graduate, which I’d found hard work. The stifling self-aware writing style of Charles Webb had suffocated me a bit. I read The Graduate in one swift day, and it was perhaps interesting and to a 1960s world, clever…but it left me empty. Benjamin frankly needed a slap and to get himself a job. And don’t even start […]

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Grief Is The Thing With Feathers – Max Porter This is a short but utterly immersive take on grief and all that goes with it. It’s odd, weird, and astonishingly clever in equal measure. Part prose, it’s unlike anything I’ve ever read before. The part where Dad meets his hero, Ted Hughes was so beautifully observed and I felt like I was standing right next to him, but that was a very small glimmer of […]

Princess Leia…

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…And Me**. So I already wrote a while ago a little bit about Rey, from the Force Awakens, and how great it was to have a strong female lead. But of course Princess Leia came first, and was promoted to Bloody Awesome General* in the last film (*official title). I was so looking forward to seeing her lead on in the next one. I was 8 when Star Wars first hit the big screen. It was exciting […]