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Working from the Middle PieceMiddle PieceWhat is it?Lush

Flickr Pics 14th April 2014

on April 14, 2014 by kirsty

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act by Joanna Trollope

In books read on April 13, 2014

I thought this was pretty decent. Revolving around a business woman, who runs a thinly veiled version of Emma Bridgewater pottery (at least that was what it seemed like to me) with her three grown up daughters. It ponders on the balancing acts of business life and family life; the balance of men and women's roles in relationships; parent and child relationships too. I did keep muddling up two of the daughters, admittedly they were both career minded, but one had children and the other didn't so that seemed a bit of a narrative problem at times. Joanna Trollope always writes good children, there were some very believable toddlers here, but I liked the men a lot in this book too which I've thought was a weaker point before. Writing house-husbands is probably better territory than career-men, I certainly liked them anyway. By the end of the book I really wanted to stay with the characters and find out what happened next.

This was a kindle eBook.

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Caravanalana Ding Dong's Beginners Bonkers BandTraining Band

Flickr Pics 13th April 2014

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Flickr Pics 11th April 2014

on April 11, 2014 by kirsty

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The Dogs of Littlefield

The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne

In books read on April 9, 2014

It's probably my fault for reading this split into too many short chunks but I never really got a coherent feel for the story. I picked it up because it was on the Bailey's Prize shortlist and I have good memories of reading A Crime in the Neighborhood when it won the then-Orange Prize back at the end of the last century. Oddly enough for a book I didn't enjoy that much I think it would be good on a second reading. There was plenty going on, I think I just missed too much of it to really 'get' the book.

This was a kindle eBook.

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Daffodils

Flickr Pics 9th April 2014

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Dressed Up DragonBirthday Chair

Flickr Pics 8th April 2014

on April 8, 2014 by kirsty

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Birthday CakeYSPBench with MeBench with MumBlack Sheep

Flickr Pics 7th April 2014

on April 7, 2014 by kirsty

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Green LightGood AdviceMisty Church

Flickr Pics 3rd April 2014

on April 3, 2014 by kirsty

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Flickr Pics 2nd April 2014

on April 2, 2014 by kirsty

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