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Book recommendations for 2016

I did something this year that was completely out of character; I read books. Before you literary buffs chase me out of London with flames and pitchforks – it’s not that I don’t like reading, it’s that I am an all or nothing kind of girl. When I read a book it is at the […]

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I am very glad I am not a Scientologist

Beyond Belief is the autobiography of Jenna Miscavige Hill who grew up in the Church of Scientology.  As the niece of Church leader David Miscavige she had a unique view of the organisation, from the idealism to the abuse of power. I didn’t really have any sort of opinion of Scientology before starting the book – […]

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Because it is Friday; a day for poetry and sunshine

A Draught Of Sunshine – John Keats Hence Burgundy, Claret, and Port, Away with old Hock and madeira, Too earthly ye are for my sport; There’s a beverage brighter and clearer. Instead of a piriful rummer, My wine overbrims a whole summer; My bowl is the sky, And I drink at my eye, Till I feel […]

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Mark Watson … What a delight

WARNING – This is another ‘why I love twitter‘ post. The other day as I was casually perusing Twitter, I came across this tweet by comedian and author Mark Watson: Being easily lead, I went straight to Amazon and purchased Eleven. I’m glad I did because… swoon, I think I am in existential love. The premise of Eleven is […]

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Why I love Twitter

There is a lot of Twitter that is silly, mad and inconsequential. There are even parts that are downright cruel. But where I find the magic (and what keeps me going back for more) are the human connections. I’m not just talking about some of the fantastic bloggers that I now stalk (@foodstinct I’m looking […]

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DK = the answer to Gen Y’s prayers

DK has a new range of books out called ‘A little course in…’ and they are just what Generation Y has been looking for. For us kids there is no time to learn everything, but we also want to be experts. So what are we to do? The DK books solve the problem. The ‘A […]

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