Last Tuesday my sister and I took mum to see Michael Buble in concert… and he was brilliant. Plus I got to see my 73yr old mum doing the twist to a Chubby Checker cover… We had a fabulous time. Good guy. He’s a good guy. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Yesterday Mr M and I had a rare and delightful day out which didn’t involved hockey or cricket or any other ‘ball’ activity. Just the two of us… and thousands other people, admiring gardens, smelling roses, eating ice cream (and dropping it… right darling?)… It was gorgeous, even though I’m absolutely knackered today! So, here …

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Ok, back on the great book catch up, only four more to go, then we can start chatting breeze again. AND I’m on my last assignment for college so I will soon be able to read for pleasure and hopefully I’ll have time to ‘make’ things again. All in good time. White Teeth, by Zadie …

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… I have a feeling I posted this before… but in light of recent events I think we need to shout from the rooftop A BIT LOUDER still Phenomenal Woman BY MAYA ANGELOU Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size   But when I start to tell them,They …

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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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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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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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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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