Six Books to Read If You’re Miffed About the Election

So you’re miffed about the UK election result. That’s ok, so am I. And pretty much everyone I’ve spoken to in real life and on social media in the last couple of days, which makes me wonder who voted for the Conservatives in the first place, but ho hum. We’ve got them now for the … Continue reading Six Books to Read If You’re Miffed About the Election

On Terry Pratchett

This week’s article was going to be about cocktails. I’d found a strange, yet perfect, quote to start it off, from Sir Terry Pratchett: “Never trust any complicated cocktail that remains perfectly clear until the last ingredient goes in, and then immediately clouds.” Meaning to google which book of his it came from, I wrote … Continue reading On Terry Pratchett

On Playing Book Jenga and Sorting Shelves

This week I spent a bit of time having a mini book sort and clear out. By mini, I mean we only did one set of shelves, but it’s a start. To say my house is full of books is an understatement of epic proportions. My house is BURSTING with books. Fiction, antiquarian, cooking, DIY, … Continue reading On Playing Book Jenga and Sorting Shelves

On 12 Books for Christmas (part 2)

Thus concludes my list of 12 books recommended for rather specific people. For the armchair survivalist – The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht If, like me, you grew up on a diet of adventure books, then you know how important it is to be prepared for that moment you are … Continue reading On 12 Books for Christmas (part 2)

On 12 Books for Christmas (part 1)

So Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and I have far too much wrapping, decorating and general sorting left to do. The heady optimism of having everything done soon after the switching on of the Christmas lights a few weeks ago has vanished thanks to general busy-ness and I’m at the stage I … Continue reading On 12 Books for Christmas (part 1)