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I'm best friends with my husband's ex - just don't call me weird

How do you feel about your partner’s ex-girlfriend? A bit suspicious, probably. Perhaps threatened. Most likely you try not to think about her.

How would you feel if she lived only a few streets away and you shared the same high street and coffee shops? 1,545 more words


171 Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

First published 1932

First Puffin edition 1962

Illustrator – Arthur Ransome

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Swallows and Amazons (2016)

This 2016 adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s first S&A book sank without trace as far as I was concerned. I remember reading about the pointless name change from Titty to Tatty, which smacked of the kind of asinine decision that gets made when there are six separate production companies involved. 669 more words


Extended Review: Swallows and Amazons (2016)

The ‘Ship’s Boy’ Roger is one of few saving graces in what is at best a Christmas week switch-off, and at worst a fumbling voyage of naivety that is at times hard to watch. 492 more words


Review: Swallows and Amazons (2016)

The boy Roger was one of few saving graces in light family drama that was no match for the '70s version #reviewinatweet #SwallowsAndAmazons

— Emma Nico (@ecnico15) December 27, 2016


Swallows and Amazons 2016

In terms of unappetizing prospects, an adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s 1930’s book about children on a jolly boating adventure is hard to beat; it’s so old-fashioned it makes Enid Blyton’s Famous Five and Secret Seven look as hard-boiled as a Jim Thompson novel. 91 more words


She said to me that heaven better be a library or something or when she gets there she will say: What the hell?

Peggy has a new t shirt: it is milkshake pink and says: Dance with the Fairies, Ride with the Unicorns, Swim with the Mermaids and Fly to the Moon… 768 more words