PSA – 2021 Census

How to fill in the 2021 Census if you are closeted. If you want to fill in questions about gender identity, sexual orientation or religion without other household members finding out, it is very simple. Go census.gov.uk and click ‘start census’ Find and follow the link that says ‘need to answer separately from your household?’ … Continue reading PSA – 2021 Census

Literary Collective Nouns

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POEM – At Bridget’s Well – Doireann Ní Ghríofa

My mum sent this onto me this morning and I think it's absolutely magical! https://youtu.be/kL1YHXwGThs To celebrate St. Brigid's Day 2021, the Department of Foreign Affairs and MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland, have collaborated on ‘Three Poems for Brigid’, a series of three short online films. Each film showcases a poet and a spoken … Continue reading POEM – At Bridget’s Well – Doireann Ní Ghríofa

A Brigid Eve Tradition

Ok – I know that it’s a little late in the day, but I’ve got a little job for you. Grab a hanky or a scarf and your coat, because my mother just sent…A Brigid Eve Tradition There’s still time!!! But not much!

LBC 3 Reads – By The Numbers

My bestie – and occasional Book Club member (it’s tricky, what with living in a whole other country); occasional reviewer and perennial challenge setter – 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 Laini!! We … Continue reading LBC 3 Reads – By The Numbers

Nollaig na mBan – Happy Women’s Christmas or the Feast of the Epiphany

Although it's been years since I had faith, I never take my decorations down until today - the official end of Christmas. On the 6th of January each year, Catholics celebrate the end of the 12 days of Christmas - today is the day that the Three Wise Men reached the end of their journey. … Continue reading Nollaig na mBan – Happy Women’s Christmas or the Feast of the Epiphany

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

2020 – LBC Horsforth Scorecard

Here are the books that we have read/are reading for 2020. I can't speak for the others but I'm a little surprised to see that the Overstory was *this* year. Actually pretty much all of the first three months feel like a lifetime ago! 15-01 - The Overstory - Richard Powers - 612-02 My sister, … Continue reading 2020 – LBC Horsforth Scorecard

2020 – LBC White Swan Scorecard

Here are the books that we have read/are reading for 2020. What a strange year! 19-01 - The Girl Who Could Move S*t With Her Mind - Jackson Ford - 2.509-02 Melmouth - Sarah Perry - 608-03 Three Hours - Rosamund Lipton - 719-04 The Miniaturist - Jessie Burton - 517-05* The invisible life of … Continue reading 2020 – LBC White Swan Scorecard

2020 – LBC 3 Reads Scorecard

Our first book wasn’t technically part of the ‘theme’ but nevermind! We’ve agreed that the 2021 theme will be Comfort Reads of some descriptions, so already looking forward to that! Our scores are as follows: Plainsong - Kent Haruf - 6The Lady Vanishes - Ethel Lina White - 8.5And then there were none - Agatha … Continue reading 2020 – LBC 3 Reads Scorecard