Monthly Archives: January 2012

30 years young

In December Keith and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary.  I thought this was quite a milestone to reach until I met with some former neighbours.  In the same week as us, one celebrated 43 years, another 37 and the … Continue reading

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Frederick by Leo Lionni

This book was first published in 1967 and recently reissued.  This is the story of a chatty family of field mice. They all begin to prepare for winter by gathering corn, nuts, wheat and straw and work hard day and … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird

I read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee before Christmas, as it a set reading text for a course I am doing.  It was a glorious read – beautifully written, evocative, challenging, thought provoking – a thoroughly “good read”. … Continue reading

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Fresh beginnings

I love the opportunity to start again. At the start of each new year, I have a list of “must dos” that usually include “must shed those wibbly wobbly bits, must improve my fitness…” I start bravely, with much determination … Continue reading

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