The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh
Sep11

The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh

I saw a lot of people reading The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh last year, but I wasn’t interested in it. I made the mistake of judging a book by its cover. Both the title and the cover artwork screamed ‘romantic fiction’ and I’m not much of a fan of romantic fiction. But, when I was in Waterstones the other week, I picked up a copy and read the blurb. It sounded a lot darker than I’d expected....

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Worrying about Cedric
Sep10

Worrying about Cedric

When we got back from our holiday in Padstow, I weighed the guinea pigs and found that Cedric had lost some weight. When our lovely guinea pig, Eric, died, he’d lost a lot of weight. The vet advised me to weigh the guinea pigs regularly because it’s one of the surest ways of tracking their health. As animals who would be prey to others in the wild, guinea pigs are very good at hiding the fact that they’re ill. So by...

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Return to long jump
Sep08

Return to long jump

After a 2020 summer athletics season with nothing, my son finally made a return to long jump the other day. All of the big competitions have been cancelled this year and there was nothing happening locally. He spent his time scouring the internet for small competitions within a two hour radius of home. But most only had six places for long jump in total (across all the age groups) and they kept filling up instantly. Instead he did 100...

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Silent Sunday 6.9.20
Sep06

Silent Sunday 6.9.20

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Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza
Sep04

Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza

Nine Elms is the first in a new detective series by Robert Bryndza and introduces us to a new lead character, Kate Marshall. Robert Bryndza wrote one of my favourite series of recent years – the Detective Erika Foster series – so I was intrigued to read his latest novel. The story is very similar to an Erika Foster novel and I did find myself wondering why he had felt the need to create a new character to tell such a...

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