I’ve been a bit quiet on here over the last week. It’s been one of the strangest weeks. I don’t use that sentence lightly, I’ve found myself in some bizarre … Continue Reading Get well soon Dad
History is full of stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things for other people. Some of those stories get told, passed down through generations, written into history books, displayed in … Continue Reading Book Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
I have to start this post by saying sorry to Simon, he sent me a copy of this exquisite book two years ago with a lovely note inside. I had … Continue Reading Book Review: The Songaminute Man by Simon McDermott.
In times of uncertainty and global pandemics, we turn to our leaders for clarity. Unfortunately, over the past few months many of our leaders have been found to be lacking. … Continue Reading Coronavirus Confusion
I read Half a Yellow Sun and Purple Hibiscus quite a few years back, I enjoy Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s writing, why it’s taken me seven years to pick up Americanah, … Continue Reading Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
PICTURE CREDITS: Daniel J Toal, Kenny D Block and Andrew Barlow In 2016, self-styled Fell Foodie Harrison Ward, found himself at rock bottom. For the past seven years in York … Continue Reading Spotlight Interview with Harrison Ward: “How the fells saved my life”
There’s been a huge buzz around this book again over the past few weeks, mainly down to the new BBC 3 adaptation of Sally Rooney’s 2018 novel. Admittedly it took … Continue Reading Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney
“Those that you love, hold them extra tight, keep them extra safe, give them an extra squeeze before they go to bed or school or work because they might not … Continue Reading Remembering those lost to coronavirus