Category: Books

What’s on my bookshelf – Agatha Christie

  Recently I’ve had an idea for a new series of blog posts and today is the first one. Welcome to “What’s on my bookshelf?” I’m going to photograph and talk about individual bookshelves around my home. I’m already stretching that plan with this…

Book review – Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

  I am a big fan of a good story. One that captures my attention, has at least one or two characters that I can identify with, and leaves me with a satisfying conclusion. I am happy to say I found all of those…

Hello again

Well it has been much longer than I had anticipated to get back to the keyboard and write a blog. Winter around here does tend to get a bit dismal. After all of the colour and excitement of Christmas and blogmas I went into…

Blogmas day 13 – Old Christmas

Hello my little festive baubles Today I am going to chat about my favourite Christmas story. While I love the traditional “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens; it is The one above that I return to every year. In fact these stories precede the…

Book Review The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

So let’s talk books shall we? All my intentions of getting a crafty blog written this weekend fell away after my visit to the bookstore on Friday. I had a gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket and there is no better gift…

More snow, and more snow.

“Meanwhile,’ said Mr Tumnus, ‘it is winter in Narnia, and has been for ever so long, and we shall both catch cold if we stand here talking in the snow.  Daughter of Eve from the far land of Spare Oom where eternal summer reigns…

The Artist’s Way

It was Julia Cameron’s birthday the other day. I found this out through the wonderful world of Facebook. This reminded me to visit her website. http://juliacameronlive.com/ I first discovered her book The Artist Way about 15 years ago and I can honestly say it…