Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Home is a nebulous concept for me.  I lived in the same house throughout my childhood but for various reasons it never felt like home.  Once I became independent I lived in eight different towns in twenty years and was … Continue reading

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Desert Island Blog Advice

I’ve been blogging for only a month or so and I found that during the process of setting up a blog and tentatively writing the first few pieces, there was a lot of reading to be done and lots of … Continue reading

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I love The Octonauts!

There!  I’ve said it!  I love The Octonauts! Luckily, so does my three year old son.  He’s obsessed by them to the extent that we have 51 of the 52 available episodes recorded and renamed, so that when he asks … Continue reading

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Euro(vision) Meltdown Fear

This was written for the @jfb57 100 word challenge (wk 12).  I found this to be quite a difficult challenge and it took me a while to settle on something.  I’ve written this from the point of view of a … Continue reading

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The Next Step in Getting My Groove

Last week’s piece for Getting My Groove Back Tuesday was all about the bigger picture.  I was feeling energetic and positive and I set out my list of aims and ambitions for the world to see.  Now I’ve committed myself, … Continue reading

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What Happened to Autumn?

We seem to be having something of an Indian Summer, and I feel a little cheated.  With temperatures predicted to be in the 80s at the very end of September, I wonder what on earth is happening to our weather.  … Continue reading

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

I was in the laundrette, about twenty years ago, usual uneventful Saturday attending to necessary chores.  The day would have passed unremembered but for a small boy of about four.  I didn’t have children at the time, had no idea … Continue reading

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The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

This is a very descriptive book, evocative of many different things.   It is a poignant tale, set in India and California.  The story is told from the perspective of several different characters, but mainly from the viewpoint of Asha, her … Continue reading

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The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt

I was so excited to find this book.  I’d been looking for a third book to make up a “3 for 2” offer but nothing had immediately caught my eye.  I read “What I Loved” by the same author a … Continue reading

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How I’m getting my Groove…

I’m not sure I ever had a groove.  Before my son was born I had a job which I didn’t feel particularly enthusiastic about, involving fairly long hours with a two hour commute at either end of the working day. … Continue reading

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