Narnian Book Nook

For my birthday, D got me homework*. Crafting homework, no less! Now I’ve been in a bit of a crafting slump these last five years, so I was a touch apprehensive I’d never build it. But then S came to visit.  S has not yet met a craft that doesn’t catch her interest. And she’s … Continue reading Narnian Book Nook


GUEST POST – Book Review – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

I’ve a massive treat for you all, to mark World Book Day. Which is today – so if you happen to have seen many strange and magical creatures running around today – it’s not just 2022 throwing another curve ball! It is in fact, our younger humans celebrating literature and the wonders that it brings! … Continue reading GUEST POST – Book Review – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

2 Minute Review – Bookshelf Challenge – Jólabókaflóð Book 2

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading 2 Minute Review – Bookshelf Challenge – Jólabókaflóð Book 2

That bodes well

Am now reading LBC White Swans choice for Sunday - Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart. Which I promptly announced on Twitter. Brace! 😬😬😬😬😬

LBC Horsforth – By the Numbers

My bestie - and occasional Book Club member (it's tricky, what with living in a whole other country) - is a bit of a whiz with numbers. She has gone through our reads from 2012 - 2020 and put an order to them! Thanks so much to Loraine! We have read 88 reads so far … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – By the Numbers

The Trussell Trust

You been watching the news? Northern tiers. Maybe don’t. The inconsistencies will make your eyes water. Or weep. I’ve had to turn it off (then ruined…The Trussell Trust

Satisfying Sunday

Tonight I’m finishing off the fellowship of the ring. It’s just such a perfect trilogy (aside from the lack of women and …you know every other aspect…Satisfying Sunday I met a book clubber! 😍😍😍

Bookclub, Buddies and Brooding

On Thursday, when chatting with a bestie during our reading night, I was so smug that I was 2 books ahead for two of my book clubs. I could read …Bookclub, Buddies and Brooding I blogged about book club on today’s post from the other me.

#NowReading – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern) has been recommended to me by a few friends - and repeatedly by @Scampykat. So in my ‘week off’ from book club choices, I’ve decided to give this a go. A second hand copy conveniently appeared in a charity shop window (score!) so it feels like fate...magic perhaps 😉 The … Continue reading #NowReading – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

FILM – Alive Inside

Did you know that 850000 people in the UK are living with a form of Dementia? And that's due to rise to 1 million by 2020, increasing to 2 million by 2050? Because - while I was aware that the numbers are high and that we're an aging population - I hadn't joined up the … Continue reading FILM – Alive Inside