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10 Things I Learnt While my Dad was Here

10 Things I Learnt While my Dad was Here

According to my Dad the farmer, goats are MUCH smarter than sheep. I’m not sure what you’re going to do with this pearl of wisdom, but you heard it from me first and now you know. Ginger beer is crazily refreshing. I’ve never been a fizzy drink gal but there’s something about the burn at … Continue reading

That Time I Was on the Cover of a Book

That Time I Was on the Cover of a Book

When I worked at Harlequin, Mills & Boon in London I had the best job. One of my responsibilities was to work with designers (and the authors of course) to design book covers. How fun? I’d have to read the book (or at least know the basic plot) and then write a really tight brief … Continue reading

“A Viable Die-able Age”

“A Viable Die-able Age”

When you’re young, you don’t think about death. Or, the luckier amongst us don’t have to. Sure, your cat may get run over. Or the silkworms in your shoe box may stop moving. But that is death that is on the very edges of your life – you always know it’s there but it doesn’t … Continue reading

Cry Baby by Lauren Liebenberg: A Review

Cry Baby by Lauren Liebenberg: A Review

You know how sometimes it’s great to watch movies or read books that are set in a place you’re familiar with? Because you recognise the landmarks, the stereotypes, the atmosphere of a place? Cry Baby made me feel a whole lot of those things, but not necessarily in a warm and fuzzy way. It made … Continue reading

A Book Club with a Difference

Don’t get me wrong, there is no such thing as a bad book club. But there are definitely book clubs that are less concerned with books and more concerned with…wine. And while I like these book clubs (and wine of course), I have always wanted to be part of a book club where we spent … Continue reading

The Signature of All Things: A Review

The Signature of All Things: A Review

Elizabeth Gilbert is very talented. Her memoir was obviously what she became famous for – millions of people around the world tore through Eat, Pray, Love and adored her tales of travel and her quest for meaning and her discovery of love. It must be hard to follow up a book like that. And fans of … Continue reading

And the Winner of the Penguin Books Hamper is…

And the Winner of the Penguin Books Hamper is…

And the winner of all these gorgeous books is….Megan Hartwig! Your comment number 2 was randomly selected by Random.org – see screenshot below. I will be in touch via email to arrange the delivery of your book hamper. Enjoy them and congrats! And thanks again to Penguin Books for sponsoring the prize. Watch this space … Continue reading

These are a Few of My Favourite Things

These are a Few of My Favourite Things

I’ve seen these posts on other blogs I read and they’re always a nice way of learning about new things – whether they’re beautiful, useful or a mixture of both. So here goes, a list of the things I’m loving at the moment: My Consol Glass water bottle. I am a thirsty person and like … Continue reading