Author Archives: Tara

About Tara

Writer, explorer, mother, sometimes desperate housewife

2014 reading list

January The Interestings by Meg Worlitzer This is such an interesting book. Seriously, it’s a big, juicy, sprawling novel spanning lifelong friendships and exploring issues of envy and success. It follows the life of Jules, a funny girl from the … Continue reading

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What I read in 2013

2013 was a bumper year of reading . Here’s what I read. January The Innocents by Francesca Segal The Poison Tree by  Erin Kelly The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce Travels with my Aunt by Graham Greene … Continue reading

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We had a fantastic trip to Norway in the summer. I was lucky to review a hotel for the brilliant Here it is: Oslo: Thon Hotel Slottsparken – Travel tips and inspiration – British Airways High Life Hotel Thon … Continue reading

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Garden makeover

Three years ago we bought our nest and refurbished the house. The garden was forgotten or unaccounted for. It’s a pretty bleak sight. Builder’s rubble abandoned in the corner, an old fireplace, gate, manky lawn ruined by the trampoline (now … Continue reading

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Django Django – if you don’t know get to know…

There’s nothing more satisfying than a surprising night out. I would have been happy to stay in watching Christmas tv and eating tangerines last night but found myself with other half at shepherd’s bush, in the mosh pit for Django … Continue reading

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Halloween cakes

Better late than never… Here’s the hilarious spider cakes we made for Halloween.

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My encounter with an Olympic torch

What a beauty! I had the good fortune to meet a young torch bearer in Wiltshire this week and had a chance to touch the iconic golden torch. It’s more beautiful than I imagined. Go team GB!

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