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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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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 […]

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 […]

The leftovers…

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Broccoli and Stilton Soup As we say hello to 2017 full of hope and optimism, I’m pretty sure, judging by the gym attendance this morning (full of resolutions and promises) that we’re all now on a health kick both physically and financially as we lick our Irish Cream and pig in blanketed induced wounds. I’m also fairly certain that most of us still have at least half a round of Stilton winking at us from […]

Last (minute) Christmas…part 4

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The Final instalment – Stocking Fillers & Secret Santas So here’s my last post on some great stocking fillers I’ve found this year.  There are tonnes around, so I’ve tried to steer clear of the novelty stuff that looks good but has no actual use. Kids Stockings L-r : cats cradle kit and instructions, House of Marbles £2; Oh K face mask, £4 John Lewis; Batman egg and soldiers set, Lakeland £6; Cheesy Star Wars joke […]

Last (minute) Christmas 3…

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Today, Dads. Here we go for last minute ideas for the dads, grandpas, uncles and brothers, that will tick some boxes and please and surprise the men in our lives, the ones who are most likely to (helpfully) reply “oh whatever” when asked what they want. (Look away now, the husband.) Under £30 Menfolk do tend to prefer the practical. Clockwise l – r:  Stupidly useful tech gloves from Muji. Muji is a great stop […]

Day 2 of the last minute Christmas..

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Today, Mums.. Yesterday’s last minute Christmas ideas for kids was a bit epic, right? To give some context, a handful of followers had messaged me and asked for more, so here I am – although blogging feels like talking to yourself in an empty cave at times. But now I’m back I’m secretly quite enjoying rambling on in said cave again. So, today it’s all about Christmas ideas for the mums, grandmothers, god mothers, sisters, auntys, friends […]

Last minute dot com…

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The tinsel is on the tree, the house is under daily siege from posties, couriers and parcel force, as the online shopping frenzy gathers pace. But if like me, you still have a significant amount of Christmas to still sort out, I’ve gathered together a veritable Santa’s sack of last minute gifts and stocking fillers, which are bound to be crowd pleasers for old and young alike. Look away now if you’re a member of the […]

We need to talk about…

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Planet Earth 2 – BBC 1 Most asked question this morning, hands down, has been “did you watch Planet Earth last night?” Hell yeah and I’m still getting over it. Ha. As usual, David Attenborough and his team delivered world class animal watching, which had everything in it to rival the most cleverly constructed drama. It had our whole family gripped, with the same tension as watching a cup final, or the British cycle team […]

What I’ve been reading..

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Today Will Be Different – Maria Semple I’ll get this out of the way first, Semple’s book Where’d you go Bernadette is hand on heart one of my most favourite books ever; unconventionally structured, funny, witty and sharp as a pin.  So I had high hopes and itchy fingers to get my mitts on this. The perfect antidote to my heavy-going summer reads, I loved this. There seems to be some harsh criticism for this latest […]