Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason

paperback copy of Strange Shores

Earlier in September I mentioned in another book review about how I found myself accidentally reading a book from the end of a series rather than following them in order as a result of getting it cheaply in a charity shop. I found myself doing the same when it came to picking up and reading […]

The Vineyard, Wrotham

The bar at The Vineyard

Tuesday 11th September 2018 was such an incredible day that filled me with an overwhelming amount of pride and joy; I got to see my partner’s sister, who I first met just before her 13th birthday, graduate with a 1st Class Honours in FRTV & Drama from CCCU. It’s not my place to tell her […]

Food For Beginners by Susan George and Nigel Paige

Food based tea towel

Some books, when written and published in the early 80’s, fade into the distant past without a trace whilst others have a habit of sticking around as something to wave at youngsters that dare to question things. Then there are the books like the Beginners series that, whilst containing some outdated references of predictions of […]

Random Food I Have Eaten Recently #4

Strawberry sundae biscuits

My food habits have changed a lot over the last few months, not that you can probably tell from this post, and I’m finding myself eating a bit more variety in terms of ingredients but also taking it back to basics. That sounds like a contradiction but it’s actually a natural combination as the more […]

The Baskerville Legacy by John O’Connell

Hardback copy of John O'Connell's book

If you’re a first time reader here you might not know that I’ve been plodding my way through the Sherlock Holmes books, including Hound of the Baskervilles, and love a bit of crime/mystery fiction in my reading stack. If you’ve visited in the past you might know that I’m not that keen on characters that […]

Eat Up! by Ruby Tandoh

Front cover of hardbook copy of Eat Up!

Sometimes it is a quote deemed #Inspirational and other times it is just something you overhear on the train that can really refocus your thoughts on something. There can be times when those quotes or statements are the last thing you want to encounter, in many ways you want to carry on trudging through the […]

The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

The Penguin Lessons book

Penguins are by far my favourite animal. Whether we are talking real, cuddly, book publisher, biscuit, in books, on TV or some other form there is something about them that I adore. It’s the sort of interest that can very quickly pull you towards something; in this case a book about penguins published by Penguin. […]