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2017-07-01 05:41 pm
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A weeks holiday

I've had a lovely week at home doing nothing, it's been fabulous, I've had a chance to do all those little things you never get the chance to do.

I even got to go to the local library and do some family research, looking at the electoral records and newspapers on microfiche from the 50's.... so pleased.

Ho hey back to work next week
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2017-07-01 05:36 pm
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June Reads

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Postcard From The Past by Tom Jackson
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Lost in a good book by Jasper Fforde
Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett
Murder Games by James Patterson
Strange Magic: An Essex Witch Museum Mystery
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Jan 14
Feb 11
Mar 13
Apr 10
May 11
Jun 12
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2017-06-04 06:54 pm
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May Reads

1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
2. Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
3. In The Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander MacCall-Smith
4. The Everything Box: A Novel (Another Coop Heist) by Richard Kadrey
5. Sirens (Aidan Waits) by Joseph Knox
6. The Wrong Dead Guy (Another Coop Heist) by Richard Kadrey
7. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
8. Every Dead Thing By John Conolly
9. Release by Patrick Ness
10. The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander MacCall-Smith
11. Blood Pact by Tany Huff

Jan 14
Feb 11
Mar 13
Apr 10
May 11
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2017-05-04 07:41 pm
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April Reads

In April I read 10 books

The Illustrated Eric by Terry Pratchett
The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown
The Full Cupboard Of Life by Alexander MacCall Smith
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
A Game of Ghosts by John Connelly
Arrowood by Mark Finlay
We All Begin As Strangers by Harriet Cummings
The Dark Circle by Linda Grant
The Fix by David Baladacci

Not bad, I'm well on the way to read my 52 books in a year goal

Jan 14
Feb 11
Mar 13
Apr 10
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2017-04-22 07:05 pm
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Chatham Dockyard

I had a wonderful day yesterday at Chatham Historical Dockyard, the place is huge... it has a submarine, warships which you can go onto and have a look round with plenty of tours, I ended up on the Victorian Ropery tour, fascinating, I plan to return in the Summer when it's warmer.

The tv series Call the Midwife is partly filmed there however the tours are booked out for this year!

But yeah, lots of fun :)
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2017-04-19 02:48 pm
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The American Dream: pop to the present

I'm just back from the British Museum, I took my mum to see 'The American Dream: pop to the present' exhibition. Really enjoyed it, I didn't expect it to be so good or to have such a wide ranging selection of art.... My feet are aching but I am so impressed.
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2017-04-18 06:44 pm
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Books read in March

It's been another great reading month for me, my goal is to read 1 book per week but I am exceeding that thanks to booktube and their wonderful recommendations, its so nice to read so widely and strangely more Young Adult books (oh my some of those are amazing, I'm so jealous of teens today).

1. Blood Trail by Tanya Huff
2. Eat Me: A Natural and Unnatural History of Cannibalism by Bill Schutt
3. Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James
4. Nation by Terry Pratchett
5. The Crash of Hennington By Patrick Ness
6. Shipwrecks Around the Lizard
7. Saucy Postcards: The Bamforth Collection
8. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit By Judith Kerr
9. Rebecca (Virago Modern Classics) Daphne du Maurier
10. The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden
11. Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body by Sarah Pascoe
12. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Saenz
13. The Kalahari Typing School For Men by Alexander McCall Smith
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2017-04-17 06:24 pm

Hello!

Hello everyone,

I've just moved over from livejournal, please excuse me while I find my way around.