Tivoli Gardens, Danish money and things to do in Copenhagen
Apr24

Tivoli Gardens, Danish money and things to do in Copenhagen

We recently got home from a lovely break in Copenhagen, in Denmark. Here’s just a few of the things we got up to. Tivoli Gardens Tivoli Gardens is a kind of funfair/ theme park in the heart of Copenhagen. As you step out of the railway station, literally the first thing you see is a rollercoaster. It is old-fashioned and quirky and very beautiful. From my point of view, it’s just a shame it has rides! I’m not a fan...

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Getting the garden ready for spring
Apr23

Getting the garden ready for spring

I love my garden. LOVE it. I love looking at it and love spending time in it. The one thing I don’t love is DOING it. A friend recently described gardening as ‘outdoor housework’ and I think she hit the nail completely on the head. Regular readers will know I really, really dislike housework. But a necessary evil of enjoying the garden is actually putting the work in. A couple of years ago, my husband, aided by the...

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Silent Sunday 22.4.18
Apr22

Silent Sunday 22.4.18

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Project 365 2018 Week 16
Apr21

Project 365 2018 Week 16

Back to school for the kids and the sun has finally arrived! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 105 – Sunday 15th April – my son had his first football match in ages. It was a really good game – a 6-0 win against a team at the top of the league, with a hat trick and man of the match for my son. Unfortunately he got elbowed in the nose and we fear that it may be broken for a third time (the second time in...

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Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson
Apr20

Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson is one of my favourite authors (Life After Life is possibly my favourite book EVER) and I thought I’d read all of her books, so I was pleasantly surprised recently to discover a couple that I hadn’t read, including Human Croquet. Set in the 1960s, It is the story of 16 year old Isobel Fairfax, an awkward and often lonely teenager raised variously by her mother, father, aunt, grandmother and stepmother. Her...

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