Almanac Inspired: February

The Plan: A diary style post per month, drawing my inspiration from The Almanac by Lia Leendertz Each monthly section of The Almanac begins with a paragraph on the naming of the month. February is one of the months whose name seems the vary greatly across the various languages of the British isles. One in particular is a joy… Continue reading Almanac Inspired: February

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Blog Tour!: Apple Island Wife: Slow Living in Tasmania

Apple Island Wife by Fiona Stocker (Unbound) Who hasn't dreamed of leaving the rat race and settling in the countryside somewhere? I have, but haven't managed it (yet!). Unlike me Fiona Stocker did manage it. Living in Queensland, she and her family upped-sticks and moved to Tasmania, a land of promise, wilderness, wallabies, hens...and alpacas.… Continue reading Blog Tour!: Apple Island Wife: Slow Living in Tasmania

Review: Snow

Snow, by Marcus Sedgewick (Little Toller) I must come clean here at the start and declare myself a huge fan of snow. I become giddy at the thought of it, watching the forecast like a hawk, feeling genuine disappointment when the clock ticks round and no snow arrives. As I write this*, in Oxfordshire in… Continue reading Review: Snow

Review: The Story Keeper

The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola (Tinder Press) Audrey Hart is on the Isle of Skye to collect folk tales from the island community - a community which has for the most part been devastated by emigration and the Highland Clearances. It is no wonder the crofters are suspicious of an outsider - even one… Continue reading Review: The Story Keeper

Almanac Inspired: January

This is my plan - I'll do a diary style post per month, drawing my inspiration from The Almanac by Lia Leendertz Last year I didn't manage to buy this lovely book until September, but once I had it I loved it...I ordered the 2019 one in November last year so I didn't make the… Continue reading Almanac Inspired: January

Rollright Stones – Dancing Faeries and Whispering Knights

This Sunday just gone I went on a small adventure with my friend Vikki to the Rollright Stones. We'd both seen a photo on Janina Ramirez's Instagram feed of a circle of dancing willow faeries so of course we had to investigate! Saturday had been dreadful, weather wise, but by Sunday the rain had gone … Continue reading Rollright Stones – Dancing Faeries and Whispering Knights

Review: The Light in The Dark

The Light in The Dark by Horatio Claire (Elliott & Thompson) For a long time I didn't understand the seasonal sadness, winter blues and depression that many people feel as the dark of winter comes on, because I am delighted as the days cool and autumn and winter approach, I'm just not a summer person… Continue reading Review: The Light in The Dark