Monthly Archives: December 2016

2017 New Year Resolutions

I failed to fulfil all of my 2016 New Year Resolutions. I wanted to write another novel. I started three but floundered to such an extent that I finished none of them. Maintaining my weight between 80 an 84 kg … Continue reading

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Review: The Book of Human Skin

The Book of Human Skin by Michelle Lovric My rating: 4 of 5 stars Difficult to put out of my mind Michelle Lovric has obviously put a huge effort into the research that she weaves into a carpet upo… Source: … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Entertainment by the Kenilworth Lions at Kenilworth Castle and Abbey Fields

Originally posted on SC Skillman Author:
The English love to do fun – and some might even think silly – things on Boxing Day. Perhaps this is a relief from all the stress of preparing for Christmas. It’s also the…

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Mindful Monday – “Have Yourself a Mindful Little Christmas”

Originally posted on A Mindful Journey🙏🏻:
In my weekly feature called, “Mindful Monday,” I like to share my journey on the road to becoming more ‘mindful.’  This encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive,…

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WINTER PERCHING

Originally posted on Welcome to Tofino Photography:
This is Ernie perching upon a tree on Strawberry island.Those mountains are in Strathcona park,22 miles north. Ethel joins him in the third shot.Ernie was singing a welcoming song for her from above.…

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Review: The Dare

The Dare by John Boyne My rating: 3 of 5 stars This story covers a short, but impactful (I know that’s not a recognised word, but it should be!) period of a young boy’s life. In the opening, Danny and … Continue reading

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Review: The Gates of Rome

The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden My rating: 4 of 5 stars Action-packed historical drama Conn Iggulden seemed to like my review of his “quick read,” Blackwater, almost as much as I enjoyed reading that book. Being in a … Continue reading

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