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Monday 20 March 2017

BOOK at BEDTIME ..........

I am currently reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

I can't give you a full review yet as I am only about 100 pages in but, so far, I am loving it !!!

The book has had mixed reviews as all books do but, for me, the prose sparkles and the story itself is a feat of magical acrobatics. 

I find books very hard to summarise and this book is no exception but here is a short summary .....

The Night Circus is a fairytale, set in Victorian London - a wandering magical and mysterious circus that is open only from sunset to sunrise .....

Les Cirque des Rêves, the circus of dreams ..... wonders of a blooming garden made of ice, acrobats soaring without a net, where patrons can float on clouds ..... the circus appears without warning and leaves without notice.

Two magicians young proteges, Celia and Marco, are set against one another in a magical contest ..... but, things get complicated when they start falling in love with each other .....

OK , that's what I'm reading. I have My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin to read next but then I'm book less so can you all tell me what you are reading so that I can line up some more books for my book at bedtime ?



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Saturday 11 March 2017

THE JOYS OF OLD AGE !!!! ..........

As one gets older, it's not just your body going south and deteriorating that you have to worry about ..... it's your house !! 

When you are young you have a whole new bathroom or  kitchen ..... when you get older, everything starts to give up and look tired. The whole room doesn't need doing so you have to find someone to do all of the little things that need doing .....


We have had at least three plumbers come round, telling us that they can do everything that we ask and then we've never heard from them again !!! ..... and, it's not us, it's the job. I'm sure that they get a call for a bigger job and, being more lucrative, they take that job and we get forgotten !! 

I don't want to tempt fate 


I think we might have found one { famous last words !! }
He has fixed our hot water that gave up the ghost, got the radiator in one of our bedrooms working that no other plumber has managed to do, he has put back the shower door that fell of a week after he fixed the hot water and, he reckons he can do all of the other plumbing jobs that we've asked him to do !!!

HURRAH !!!!!

Do you have this trouble or is it just us ?!!

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