Knife by Jo Nesbo
May22

Knife by Jo Nesbo

Knife by Jo Nesbo is the latest (12th) Harry Hole thriller. The Harry Hole books were some of the first thrillers I read and, over the years, I have read all of them. So there was no question that I was going to read Knife. Harry Hole is in a bad place. His beloved wife, Rakel, has thrown him out and he is drinking heavily again. At work, he is no longer allowed to work on the challenging murder cases which are his...

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Planning your teenager’s future with MyTutor #ad
May19

Planning your teenager’s future with MyTutor #ad

In return for an honest review of MyTutor, I have received payment for this post and my son has received an hour-long session with a MyTutor tutor.  The teenage years are a minefield. Not only are they juggling hormones and friendships, they also need to be thinking about their futures. Planning for the future starts pretty early – in year 9 (or even year 8 in some schools) – when they take their GCSE options. Things get...

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Teatime: After lockdown
May18

Teatime: After lockdown

I wrote last week about my struggles with teatime and being unable to cook healthy, balanced meals in very limited time. Lockdown has changed that for all of us. I work, but not full-time, and I’m not home schooling (I have only one child who does schoolwork and she is totally independent). We have time to cook. I’ll be honest, I don’t like cooking and doubt I ever will. But when I can’t go out and I’ve...

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Silent Sunday 17.5.20
May17

Silent Sunday 17.5.20

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Someone is Lying by Jenny Blackhurst
May15

Someone is Lying by Jenny Blackhurst

I bought Someone is Lying a few months ago, after reading a review in Heat magazine. I actually bought three of the four books that were reviewed that week (the others were Violet and one I still have to read)! After taking over a month to read The Mirror & the Light, lockdown and self-isolation have sent me into a bit of a reading frenzy. Someone is Lying is the fourth book I’ve finished in under two weeks – it...

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