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Sunday Strolling

Just a short post with a few photos from a stroll through the gritty depths of Crystal Palace…(the ‘Tipsy Garden’ at the end was well worth the wait!)

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Tea & Review: Blair Witch

I was 13-years old when “The Blair Witch” was released. My parents and I went to The Bridge theatre in San Francisco. Watching Rated-R movies wasn’t a new thing but I think this was probably my first legitimateĀ horror movie. 723 more words

Tea & Review



I am not an artist. I am an image maker. – Thomas Hoeper


Alice: Book Review

Title: Alice
Author: Christina Henry

Publication Date: 28th June 2016

Page Count: 198

Publisher: Titan Books

Rating: 4/5

Plot Overview:

Alice is older in this version, 26 years old and has been in an insane asylum since she was 16 years old after a fateful encounter with the Rabbit. 275 more words


"Grit Lit" ~ Ah-ha!

On an Arte Umbria writing course in Italy I heard the term “Grit Lit” for the first time and had an ah-ha moment.

Deciding what genre a book belongs in can be quite hard and reminds me of the 60’s song Little Boxes by Malvina Reynolds. 97 more words

Readers & Writers

Book Review: Looking for Lucy by Julie Houston (@JulieHouston2)


Clementine needs to find Lucy before it’s all too late. She also knows bringing up a child on your own down on Emerald Street where the street walkers ply their trade isn’t easy, even when your daughter’s as adorable as four-year-old Allegra. 697 more words

Book Blogger

Just finished: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Here’s the blurb:

Devil in a Blue Dress honors the tradition of the classic American detective novel by bestowing on it a vivid social canvas and the freshest new voice in crime writing in years, mixing the hard-boiled poetry of Raymond Chandler with the racial realism of Richard Wright to explosive effect. 233 more words