Dinner for two

In instagram on September 27, 2015


Wondering where time goes to.

In instagram on September 17, 2015


Is this allowed on a school night? #childawayparentswillplay

In instagram on September 8, 2015


Sending Miranda off backpacking round the world… Oh no, it’s a school activity centre trip this time! Time is flying so fast I’m not sure where we are up to.

In instagram on September 7, 2015

Vendetta (Aurelio Zen, #2)

Vendetta (Aurelio Zen, #2) by Michael Dibdin

In books read on September 7, 2015

Started off well as an interesting puzzle being solved from a desk in Rome - I preferred that to when it degenerated into a boy's own action-adventure tale in the second half. The solution to the puzzle was indeed quite interesting, it was played out well and there were lots of delightful details and scenes here but the book as a whole missed the mark for me. I expected better really.

This was borrowed. This was a paperback.


Day 1, Year 6

In instagram on September 3, 2015


Homeward Bound

In instagram on August 31, 2015

Blood from a Stone (Commissario Brunetti, #14)

Blood from a Stone (Commissario Brunetti, #14) by Donna Leon

In books read on August 29, 2015

I picked up the paperback of this on holiday from a selection of English books left on the campsite in France. Haven't read Donna Leon in a while and I was in the right frame of mind to enjoy it. It was nice to have Brunetti whinging about the winter cold of Venice whilst I was baking in the sun - I mean the shade, I don't do sun.

This was borrowed. This was a paperback.


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

In instagram on August 25, 2015

London Rain (Josephine Tey, #6)

London Rain (Josephine Tey, #6) by Nicola Upson

In books read on August 24, 2015

Another interesting book in this series that is more than a crime novel. I think the plot is probably a bit ropey if you stop to think about it too long, but I don't want to do that, it was interesting enough. I enjoyed it as a period piece from the 1930s when people who seem modern and unconventional are nevertheless completely caught up in the coronation of a new king - this obsession with royalty along with other views that would seem very weird to me today was one of the most captivating things about the book and made me think about how much attitudes, and society in general, have changed over the last eighty years.

This was a kindle eBook.

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