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Archives for October 2015

National Novel Writing Month – Taking the Plunge

So I did it. I signed up to do this year's NaNoWriMo. That doesn't mean that I have signed my life away and committed myself to something I can't get out of, but it does mean a step that makes it seem real. I've spent most of this year re-writing my novel. Having done that, I've edited and will be ... READ the POST

Plunging temperatures, sanitary towel bandages and a blogger’s lunch

Wasn't it cold this week? Even though I love the colours at this time of year, I hate that it's becoming so cold. Although it's tempting to utter 'winter is coming' every five minutes, I've resisted the urge and just advanced the heating instead. How was your week? I spent three days in a row ... READ the POST

Book Review – The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid

The blurb on this book tells of the discovery of a skeleton on the roof of a derelict building in Edinburgh and of a vigilante seeking vengeance for past crimes. What it doesn't tell you is that this story links to the time of the Balkan's wars and the terrible atrocities that occurred. Maggie ... READ the POST

Home comforts around the world – How the country you live in affects your lifestyle

Ever wondered how the rest of the world lives? Do people really live by their stereotypes? For a sneaky peak in to the living styles of people from around the world, take a look at this amazing info graphic. Compiled by Homify, the online platform for inspirational living, the results show the ... READ the POST

Warner Bros. The Making of Harry Potter Studios Tour

A mid-term inset day doubles as a great excuse for a day out and one-to-one mother-daughter time. After a hectic first few weeks at secondary school, it was a welcome day off too. Having booked the Harry Potter Studio Tour well in advance, we set off towards Watford after dropping the other two at ... READ the POST

Friday Fiction – Slumber

Welcome to Friday Fiction, my weekly fiction post. It's the first Friday of the month (already), so that means it's link up time too. Please see the blue frog link below and follow the instructions if you would like to add your own fiction piece or book review. I look forward to reading them. This ... READ the POST

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