Herbert and Henry – not going so well
Nov24

Herbert and Henry – not going so well

We were so excited to get Herbert the baby guinea pig after six long weeks with only one guinea pig. Henry was definitely suffering for being alone and I was worried about him. Strangely, I would never have chosen Herbert myself, as I’ve never really liked all white animals. Yet somehow this little ball of fluff was instantly loved by the whole family, even my husband and younger son who aren’t really bothered about the...

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Silent Sunday 22.11.20
Nov22

Silent Sunday 22.11.20

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The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
Nov20

The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

The Story of a New Name is the second book in the Neopolitan Quartet by Elena Ferrante. I read the first part, My Brilliant Friend, in the summer and really enjoyed it. So I rushed out and bought books 2 and 3, then for some reason didn’t get round to reading them. Since reading The Story of a New Name I have also bought the final book in the quartet. The Story of a New Name is set in Naples in the early 1960s and continues the...

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How lockdown 2 is treating us
Nov17

How lockdown 2 is treating us

Well, here we are nearly two weeks in lockdown 2 – the second English national lockdown. How is it treating you? Does it feel the same as the first lockdown? For me personally, lockdown 2 doesn’t feel very different from the previous few weeks. In Gloucestershire, we were in tier 1 restrictions – which meant we could only meet in a group of six and that pubs and restaurants closed at 10pm. We weren’t going to...

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Silent Sunday 15.11.20
Nov15

Silent Sunday 15.11.20

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