*73* music Friday

Nice and mellow today… an amazing song about starting over, getting stuck in a rut and starting again… I’m goin’ down to the Greyhound stationGonna get a ticket to rideGonna find that lady with two or three kidsAnd sit down by her side Ride ’til the sun comes up and down around me‘Bout two or […]

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*72* Lucy

Ok, one more then we rest for a day or so… Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid. This was part of my college reading list, but don’t let this scare you, it’s really rather good and not hard to read. Lucy leaves her family and her home in Antigua to work as a nanny for a wealthy […]

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*71* Brit(ish)

Day three of the bookathon… (only another 5 to go, but if you behave I’ll give you a break soon. Brit(ish), by Afua Hirsch In Britain, we are taught not to see race. We are told that race does not matter. We have convinced ourselves that if we can contort ourselves into a form of […]

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*70* Bookclub (4)

Another day another book… The lonely life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen I’m really in two minds about this book. The good part: it talks about bullying in an unflinching, painful (I almost wanted to skim reads some pages… I might have done… shhh), raw way. The consequences of bullying, the thinking of the […]

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*69* Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

So… the piles of books waiting to be talked about is getting taller and taller, so this week I’ll go through all of them and then I’ll feel better and all caught up. It might be just one thing ticked off my HUGE list but I have to start somewhere, right? You know that feeling […]

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*68* wellbeing

So, sit down, how’s your fight against plastic going? It’s hard, isn’t it? As a family we have reduced the amount we use, that’s for sure… but there’s still so much at the end of the week… it’s kind of depressing. But but but… small steps, right? I can’t remember last time I bought a […]

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*67* … hi…

And breeeeath… In the past 7 days I went out five evenings. It’s was too much. Fabulous, all of it, but way too much. Maybe it’s my age but I need time to process things and recover now! I feel my brain is full from all the things I’ve seen, the conversations I’ve had… not […]

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*66* music Friday

Mr M and I saw Jamie Cullum a couple of nights ago on the opening night of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival Amazing. (Also, Grand Torino is an awesome movie… a must if you’ve never seen it) Have a great weekend.

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*65* tuna and courgette fritters

You betcha. I mean… they’re fab and the recipe gives you loads so you can keep them in the fridge (or freeze them) and re-heat them as and when you desire. The recipe is from this book, “Lean in fifteen” by the Body Coach. Ahem… can’t say I have done his exercise plan… but the […]

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*64* The Western Wind

The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey Beautifully written. If you like historical novels set in Medieval times, atmospheric description, interesting characters, deep meditations on faith and the meaning of life and an intriguing story… this is for you. It was impulse buy; you know how it’s hard to resist buying the chocolate bar by the […]

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