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    First world problems

    August 18, 2017

      Ok, bear with me. Of all my first world problems, this is almost certainly the firstiest. I may be having too many launch parties for my book.  The thing is that, when my last novel, Hot Chocolate, was published a few years ago, it came out in Germany first so there were no parties at all. My main tasks for that lovely publisher were to write more bestsellers and possibly learn German. Sadly, I failed to do either for…

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    Get busy with the fizzy

    Sponsored post As you know, sometimes kind people send me new things to test on my blog, but I confess I like it even better when they send me stuff I’d buy anyway. Berocca…

    August 16, 2017
  • Reviews

    Achilles’ heel?

    It’s probably bizarre, but I’ve never been a big holiday fan. I love my home and am happiest here, and when going away I spend ages trying to settle in to the new place,…

    August 9, 2017
  • Writing

    Pretty please!

    So you’ve just finished the last word of the last page of the last chapter of your book on your Kindle, and you’re about to press the off switch and settle back on your…

    August 2, 2017
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    Snappy snaps

    Although I have friends who think I am virtually a geek, as I have a blog and know one end of a laptop from the other, I’ll let you into a secret. Most technology…

    July 30, 2017
  • Reviews

    Sargeant Watercolour Exhibition

    If you’re looking for a perfect, drifting, summer experience, then the Dulwich Picture Gallery has an exhibition which you’ll love. It’s John Singer Sargent’s watercolours, on until 8th October. You’re probably aware of John…

    July 12, 2017
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    7 Ways to Enjoy Galleries this Summer

    The current waft of heat over London reminds me of a recent trip to Paris with a dear friend who’s not mad keen on galleries. She knows I do love a bit of culture,…

    July 7, 2017
  • Reviews

    My Cousin Rachel

    If you’re looking for a movie to watch over the weekend (and let’s face it, if it gets hot, the air con in cinemas is nice) then I thoroughly recommend My Cousin Rachel. I’m a…

    June 23, 2017
  • Reviews

    Blokes, Beers and Burritos

    I was sent Blokes, Beers and Burritos, to review for you and initially I was a bit dazzled by the vibrant pink cover. While I love chick lit, this was quite full on. The…

    June 19, 2017
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    Moving on

      Nobody ever forgets a cancer diagnosis. I remember that, as the doctor was telling me the bad news, the nurse got out a beautiful fountain pen and started writing across the top of…

    June 13, 2017