Category Archives: General waffle

Stephen Fry’s got it wrong

So blogging’s taken a back seat  since I “fell” pregnant (a delightfully quaint phrase). My apologies. But I return to the keyboard this week to discuss pedantry. I’m sure you’ve seen the fuss this week over Waterstone’s and their decision to … Continue reading

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Book judging

One of my favourite bits of the Guardian’s website is Rick Gekowski’s books blog. Often funny, always thoughtful, he’s usually a good read and clearly loves his subject. This week’s contribution is no exception. Now I’m no stranger to a … Continue reading

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The 2nd every day blogging challenge

I tried this a few months ago and my laptop died after 2 days so it didn’t really work. But I’m curious to see how much mileage I can get out of one week so I shall attempt to put … Continue reading

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The Birder’s Wife

Doesn’t quite have the ring of The Time Traveller’s Wife does it? Still, I thought I would share with you my few thoughts on this subject. In a country suddenly gone mad, the simple and civilised joys of birding appeal … Continue reading

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Camp Bestival – a long blog post

It’s Sunday evening and I’m just back from a weekend away in Lancaster, seeing friends. I’ve a huge pile of ironing to do for the week, bedclothes to change and some general tidying to achieve before I can relax with … Continue reading

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Winning, and an odd bit of litter

Two things happened today. The first was a little odd, the second was just unexpected. I walk to work, as many of you know, and this morning was ambling down Mansfield Road when I spotted something lying on the pavement. … Continue reading

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She Writes blog post

The following blog post appeared on She Writes beautifully revamped website this morning. I thought I’d post it here as well. I got a ticket to this year’s Glastonbury late this year. I missed out on the first round of … Continue reading

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