Following on with my recent interest in learning more about the Second World War, instead of the usual thriller I decided to read another real life story from a prisoner of war. Horace "Jim" Greasley may not have suffered the concentration camps such as in the last book I read, but he did endure torture, … Continue reading Recently Read: Do the Birds still sing in Hell?
As a naturally anxious and neurotic person, I can't help but overthink stuff. I use organising and planning as a tool to calm myself down and remain in control. What are anxious people good at doing? Expecting things to go wrong. Alas, if only we could be more like our fellow animals who only have … Continue reading Nothing’s ever as bad as you expect
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about feeling unfulfilled. I still feel frustrated inside, seeking an outlet for my energy and a focus in life, but I've been taking action to improve things and battle against my internal discontent. I booked a holiday I had a good rant before about how the main occasion … Continue reading Finding ways of fulfillment
I adore a good war story. I love to feel immersed in a world so extreme, terrifying and heart wrenching that it makes you appreciate the ease of modern day life. We're only able to take our happy, safe and free lives for granted because of the horror people endured in the past. As each … Continue reading Recently Read: Finding Rebecca
Normally we get a flood of calves born in January... so far for 2019 we had little Pumba born on New Year's day, then a big long gap of nothing... until now! It's now mid February and we've had two more little ones born. First of all Hermione plopped out a long legged, big eared … Continue reading More P babies!
Another fantastic story by one of my fave authors; Belinda Bauer. I've been after this on kindle for a while but fortunately for me the price has just dropped to £1... so Snap it up, quickly! On a roasting summer's day in 1998, 11 year old Jack and his two younger sisters should be playing … Continue reading Recently Read: Snap
In my village this week, another house stands empty. A lovely, limestone, small 2 bedroom cottage, perfect as a first time buyers home. Except it will never fall into the hands of someone like me. My village in the Derbyshire Dales, as well as all the surrounding villages I know, are filled with empty houses. … Continue reading Why the housing market is an absolute joke