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A Misspent Childhood: Books I Wish I’d Read as a Child, and Well-Loved Books Worth Revisiting

Recently the memory of a book I was given as a child by my Dad re-emerged while I was telling a colleague an anecdote. He loves classical history, and I mentioned this obscure book that I had been given when I was around 11 or 12, that I don’t believe I fully understood at the time. 1,111 more words

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Answer Time


A few years has gone by since I’ve done a Q&A post.

So, here goes. :-)

Q. What made you get into latex?

A. I’ve always liked shiny things. 1,201 more words


Book Slam at York Hall, 12th August

Recently I bagged myself a much coveted ticket to the first Book Slam to take place at the infamous East London boxing venue, York Hall, in anticipation of an excellent line-up. 554 more words

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RIP Robin Williams. A lesson in depression.

Robin Williams. The man who defined comedy. A genius, loved by millions. So what did he have to be depressed about?
Absolutely nothing, and that’s the point. 385 more words

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Oh so quite......

Sssshhhh! I’m hiding! From my children and reality!

Im under my duvet hoping no one finds me lol! Call it a time out but it’s needed and well deserved. 153 more words



While the other half and myself have had tonsilitise and conjunctivitis and been bed bound for a week (The plus side was She couldn’t talk and I couldn’t see her!) I am now back and feeling much better. 167 more words

I've become Bridget Jones!

It’s true, I am Bridget Jones with children!!

I have entered the realms of singledom yet again and the only 2 things I could think to myself were (in no particular order) … 163 more words