Arriving in Padstow
Aug26

Arriving in Padstow

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Padstow is my very favourite place in the world. We’ve been to Padstow for a week every year since my son was born since 2001. Even when we were short of cash when my daughter was little, we could never give up our precious week in Padstow. Arriving in Padstow is like coming home. Seeing it all for the first time is so familiar, yet so magical. It seems like we saw it all...

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Silent Sunday 25.8.13
Aug25

Silent Sunday 25.8.13

 

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Mummy’s little helper
Aug24

Mummy’s little helper

Getting ready for holiday in our house is a nightmare. Although I’m sure it’s the same for many people, it’s hard for me to explain just how hard my husband works – and therefore how little he’s around to help with things. He gets up at 6, goes to work at 7, comes home at 7 and often goes back to work at 7.45 until about 10 and then carries on working in front of the TV until about midnight. Or sometimes...

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Saturday is Russian shop caption day!
Aug24

Saturday is Russian shop caption day!

I recently discovered a photo album from when I was 16 and it is a veritable treasure chest of SatCap photos! This was taken when I was on a Russian exchange to Sochi (venue of the 2014 winter Olympics, fact fans!) back in 1990. The shops were, shall we say, a little drab. And they didn’t have much stock. And isn’t this lady really loving her work? Go on, hit me with a caption.

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The Girl at the Lion d’Or by Sebastian Faulks
Aug23

The Girl at the Lion d’Or by Sebastian Faulks

The Girl at the Lion d’Or is Sebastian Faulks’ second novel and the second in his France trilogy of books, which starts with Birdsong (although he wrote it before Birdsong) and concludes with Charlotte GrayIt is a classy, slow-burner of a novel. It’s a pretty short book and, to be honest, not a lot happens. But that doesn’t stop it being fascinating, as well as beautifully written.Set in a small French town...

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