Silent Sunday 24.6.18
Jun24

Silent Sunday 24.6.18

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Project 365 2018 Weeks 24 & 25
Jun23

Project 365 2018 Weeks 24 & 25

It’s been a busy couple of weeks with a birthday, two athletics competitions and an Ed Sheeran concert, in addition to all of the usual stuff. Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 161 – Sunday 10th June –  a quiet day at home, catching up with stuff. The guinea pigs had their first bath of the year, or first bath ever, in the case of Cedric. Wilfred (that’s him in the towel) was incredibly calm...

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Jun22

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

I’ve read a few Holocaust novels over the years, but when I read a review of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, I knew I had to read it. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the memories of Lale Sokolov, a Jew who spent three years at Auschwitz Two – Birkenau. The author, Heather Morris, met Lale in 2003. His beloved wife had recently died and he wanted to share his incredible story before it was too late. Heather Morris pieced...

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Farewell, contract…
Jun21

Farewell, contract…

Regular readers will have heard me talking about the contract I have to do with children’s books, just one of the jobs I work on as a freelance writer. I’d been doing it for three years, and had done a related job for nine months before that. I enjoyed the job. I love reading, and can read children’s books just as happily as I could read any other books. Being paid to read sounds like a pretty good job. Except I was...

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The athlete and the Ed Sheeran concert
Jun19

The athlete and the Ed Sheeran concert

We’d had our Ed Sheeran tickets nearly a year, my husband had decided to sacrifice his ticket so that my daughter could go and we were counting down the days to the concert. Then my son took part in the county athletics championships in the long jump. When he filled in his form to register, there was a question – would he be available for the regional championships on 16th June if he qualified? 16th June. The day of the Ed...

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