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I Leave a Big Tip With Every Receipt*

If you look among your things, you’ll probably see random receipts and cash slips for things. They can clutter up a pocket or handbag. And when it’s something simple like getting fuel, it may seem a waste to get a cash slip. 1,029 more words

Agatha Christie

Same as the Old Boss*

As I mentioned yesterday, having a supportive, competent boss can make all the difference in your professional world. But not everyone is so fortunate. If you’ve ever had a terrible boss, you know what a nightmare that can be. 1,001 more words


TBR Thursday 54...

The People’s Choice 7…The Result!

A dramatic fall in the TBR for the second week in a row – down 1 to 138! That is, until I add in the one you chose in last week’s People’s Choice – oops! 1,173 more words

Book Review

Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge - By Its Cover by Donna Leon

Five down, thirty left to complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge.

Commissario Brunetti of the Venice Police is back in Donna Leon’s 23rd book featuring the Venetian sleuth. 149 more words


Day 670: The Jewels of Paradise

I have read a few of Donna Leon’s Commisario Brunetti mysteries and liked them well enough. I was intrigued, though, to find The Jewels of Paradise, 350 more words


Mind over mortality

Endgame – the realities of dying of cancer in a country that forbids Assisted Dying

A change of narrative tone for this blog, as a brief break from the bitterness. 710 more words

Mortality And Assisted Dying

I Fell Down a Rabbit Hole and Then...

I fell down another.  And yet another.  And, apparently, I shall not see the light of day for quite some time.

It’s been a fun series of detours, though.   1,373 more words

Vintage Christmas