My Name Is Why by Lemn Sissay

My Name Is Why by Lemn Sissay

As soon as I started reading Lemn Sissay’s My Name Is Why, I couldn’t put it down. The book is not a thriller, it is a memoir of growing up in care, but it reads…

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Reading round-up, November 2019

Reading round-up, November 2019

November is just about over and we’re speeding towards Christmas. I hope you’re making the most of the cold, dark nights for reading. I certainly am. There’s nothing I like more than curling up with…

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Getting holiday ready

Getting holiday ready

‘I WANT an airport experience,’ I tell Chris, three weeks before our summer holiday. ‘I want to browse the shops and have breakfast. We need to be ready.’ ‘I’m always ready,’ he says. ‘It’s you…

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A moment of middle-aged madness

A moment of middle-aged madness

‘THERE’S a cicada down my top.’ I say the words calmly, trying not to make a scene in front of the other passengers. But then it starts vibrating. ‘Get it out!’ I pull at my…

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National Read a Book Day

National Read a Book Day

TODAY (September 6th) is National Read a Book Day which means we should all stop what we’re doing, pick up a book and spend the day reading. How fantastic is that? If, like me, you’re…

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Celebrating at The Three Acres Inn

Celebrating at The Three Acres Inn

After months of hard work to finish my master’s degree it was time to celebrate. We booked a table at The Three Acres Inn and Restaurant where we knew a warm welcome was waiting. For…

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