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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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Oslo


We had a fantastic trip to Norway in the summer. I was lucky to review a hotel for the brilliant BAHighLife.com. 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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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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The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht


I spent the whole of the summer holidays reading The Tiger’s Wife. I’m still puzzled about the meaning of the deathless man. Who was this strange shadowy coffee drinking person. I loved the Grandfather – the grandparent all us would … Continue reading

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A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan


I absolutely loved this new novel from the New York writer Jennifer Egan. From the first few sentence I was captivated. I was spirited away into an intense world of the rich, diverse, intriguing Goon characters…. A Visit from the … Continue reading

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Tiger mural


I’ve always had a passion for murals and street art. Last weekend we went to London zoo and I was struck by this mural. I adore the faded blue colour and tigers. The mural is by Richard Bagguley

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