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    Charles I Exhibition – a Nose (and head) Out of Joint

    April 3, 2018

      I popped along to the Royal Academy’s Charles I, King and Collector exhibition with an old friend I hadn’t seen for years, thinking we’d be in and out in an hour and have time for a lengthy catch-up over tea in the cafe. But no, almost two hours in, my friend had to leave and I staggered on alone, through great halls of tapestries and sculptures. Foolishly, I’d no idea that Charles I had such ambition as a collector.…

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    Cadbury’s to the Rescue

    Sponsored post Some anxious moments during the recent snowfall as both Child 1 and Child 2 found it very hard to get to uni lectures, though surprisingly parties, clubbing and the odd drinkie in…

    March 15, 2018
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    Between the Lines

    Went to the Gursky exhibition at the reopened Hayward Gallery last weekend, with a very interesting lecture beforehand. I blush to admit I knew virtually nothing about the German photographer before going along, even…

    March 6, 2018
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    Meet the Author – Sue Roebuck

    Today I’m introducing my lovely friend and author Sue Roebuck to you all. I’m dying for Sue’s new book, Forest Dancer, to come out, as I’ve fallen totally in love with the cover. From…

    February 1, 2018
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    Meet the Author – Lizzie Chantree

    A big hello to my featured author today, Lizzie Chantree. Lizzie is a fully-fledged entrepreneur as well as a successful novelist with four books to her name already. Lizzie is kicking off with 5…

    January 10, 2018
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    Six Top Tips on Writing A Book

    I love those posts you see on Twitter, promising to show you ‘5 Ways to Become Super-Wealthy’ or ‘Ten Top Tips to become Irresistibly Gorgeous.’ I know they don’t actually deliver, but I can’t…

    December 11, 2017
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    Moomins at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

    Although I don’t live in Dulwich any more (haven’t you heard? There’ve been a lot of murders there lately…) I pop back as often as I can, partly to replenish stocks of my book,…

    December 2, 2017
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    Meet the Author – Heidi Catherine

    It’s a great pleasure to introduce Australian writer, Heidi Catherine, in one of my occasional Meet the Author spots. Heidi has written The Soulweaver, a really mesmerising tale about reincarnation, which will be published…

    December 1, 2017
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    #JustToSay Thank you, Cadbury’s Roses

    As you know, we’re massive chocoholics here and don’t need much persuading to try anything new that Cadbury’s have to offer. Roses chocolates are not exactly unheard of, as they’ve been going since, gasp,…

    November 1, 2017