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Homeward Bound

In instagram on August 31, 2015

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We survived kayaking down the Dordogne. Or was it canoeing? We’re not quite sure!

In instagram on August 25, 2015

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Campfire on the banks of the Dordogne

In instagram on August 22, 2015

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Floating

In instagram on August 20, 2015

The Ghost Fields (Ruth Galloway, #7)

The Ghost Fields (Ruth Galloway, #7) by Elly Griffiths

In books read on August 6, 2015

Entertaining and interesting despite being written to the same formula as all the other books in the series. I keep coming back for more despite always getting annoyed at the bit where Ruth plunges alone without a torch down the steps to a dark cellar filled with murderers (not literally, but she always does that kind of lumbering into danger thing). Actually I really liked the bit where the metaphorical torch was actually an iPhone with a dying battery and no signal, I could relate! I guess the good outweighs the predictable here.

This was a kindle eBook.

The Monogram Murders

The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah

In books read on August 2, 2015

To be honest I wasn't expecting much of this - I only bought it when I spotted it in the charity bookshop, not exactly a must read. There are plenty of original Christies that I haven't read and could if I really wanted to read that kind of thing. So the fact that I quite enjoyed it probably stems from the fact that my expectations were pretty low to start with.

It was a good idea to give Poirot a new sidekick-narrator (I presume, he has several different ones as well as Hastings in the original books). Though perhaps it wasn't such a good idea to make him quite so dim. I was waiting for him to suddenly twist something and spot something that Poirot hadn't done, thereby making his presence in the book useful, but it never happened. He was supposed to be a young up-and-coming Scotland Yard detective but I could never figure out why that was.

The plot was pretty preposterous but I was willing to go along with it, Christie did preposterous pretty well herself. The book just felt overlong compared with my memories of the originals which were paperbacks to be thrown off on a train journey, not hours and hours of convoluted complications. The characters felt pretty much like Christie's though, I didn't feel Poirot had been dragged too far into the twenty-first century.

In the end, it was okay, nothing special, and given that there can't be that many people who have read all the original Christies and still hanker for more whilst not wanting to re-read, this really isn't any more than an extended advert by Christie's estate for all her other books.

This was a hardback.

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We solved Hampton Court Maze in the rain!

In instagram on July 24, 2015

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Pimms, Giant Dominoes & Giant Connect 4. That’s my evening sorted!

In instagram on July 23, 2015