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Monthly Archives: September 2015
I’m listening to this…you are now: maybe?
Originally posted on dorne whale – my inner child:
I work better listening to music and this afternoon Annie Lennox is serenading me. I love her Diva album and this track in particular… Cold. Click on the link if you…
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Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Michael Morpurgo.
If we give our children the freedom and latitude to be creative without limits, they will inspire us with their creations. You can see some of the wonderful outputs of children in this post. I particularly love the batik. I … Continue reading
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Review: Burial Rites
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent My rating: 5 of 5 stars Many people have summarized the story contained in this book already, so I won’t bore you with further description of what it is about. I listened to the audio … Continue reading
Posted in Book review Tagged audiobook, burial rites, capital punishment, execution, hannah kent, iceland, morven christie, murder, witch 2 Comments
Tribute to Nicki Wallis
Tragically, a very good friend of my wife’s died on Monday 7th September. She was only 33 years old, and Joy had known her since she was just seventeen. I knew her too, but not as closely as Joy, who … Continue reading
Posted in andover, nicki wallis, Personal, tribute Tagged advertiser, andover, cancer research, metro, nicki carruthers, race for life, tesco, tribute 7 Comments
Could you love a robot?
Intimate artificial intelligence Re-blogged from the fascinating BBC iWonder series. To view the original, click here. The robots are coming. In fact, they are already here, taking roles that once only humans could perform. Though we are still a far … Continue reading
Posted in love, robot Tagged AI, Artificial intelligence, automation, bbc, care, commerce, convenience, emotion, Emotional support, ex machina, feelings, future, intimate, iwonder, love, machine, relationships, robot, sex Leave a comment
A Coloured Lullaby
Originally posted on Thoughts by Mello-Elo:
Here’s a little poem to make you cackle. ?The slang is South African. ? Hush little laatjie don’t you cry,? Daddy gonna steal you a GTI,? and if that GTI don’t torque,? Another GTI,…
Review: The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel
The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz My rating: 5 of 5 stars From the first word, the style, the tone, the characters, the language, the inter-twining of plots and sub-plots and the little puzzles and … Continue reading
Posted in Book review Tagged book review, conan doyle, horowitz, house of silk, sherlock holmes 1 Comment
Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Prejudice
This is my latest contribution to Writer’s Quote Wednesday, hosted by Colleen Chesebro of silverthreading.com. This week, I also want to link it back to Ronovan’s Be Wonderful on Wednesday (#BeWoW) share. I encourage you all to follow these links … Continue reading
Posted in quotes Tagged BeWoW, care, color, compassion, creed, disability, diversity, education, integrated schooling, people, prejudice, quotes, race, travel, world, Writer’s Quote Wednesday 22 Comments
You’ve waited long enough!
Why are we waiting? It’s time for another time-travelling coach tour! The last five tours have taken us to: Stonehenge during its construction: meeting the foreman 1920’s New Orleans Macedonia in 338 BC to meet Aristotle and the young Prince … Continue reading
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