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The satisfaction of a list

There’s something satisfying about writing lists, in my opinion.  I think this goes back to my childhood and memories of my mother carefully creating beautifully handwritten lists in whatever notebook she was using at the time.  I wasn’t allowed to … Continue reading

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Review: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

I finally solved the dilemma of whether to review this book by the deadline without finishing it or to finish it and post the review late.  I compromised my principles in order to be able to do the novel the … Continue reading

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Dilemma

On Saturday, a package arrived for me.  I wasn’t expecting anything and assumed I had ordered something in error from my holding basket on Amazon.  But no!  I had entered a Waterstones’ draw to win an advance copy of Life … Continue reading

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And the learning continues

The routine might have been thrown a bit last week but the learning goes on. Jan 29th: Technology might save time, but it also wastes it. Jan 30th: The type of novels I like are deceptively simple but with deeper … Continue reading

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January’s learning is nearly done

Here’s a round-up of another busy week of learning. Jan 22nd: It’s important to keep a journal because memory is unreliable.  Today I was reading what I’d written last summer and it brought back memories of things I would otherwise … Continue reading

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Work in progress: office dress

On 1st January – is that really only last week? – I started making a smart work dress.  I’ve made this dress before in a summery cotton fabric but now I’m repeating it with sleeves in a suit-type fabric.  It … Continue reading

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50@50 review – numbers 21 to 30

Here’s my review of the next sections of my list. 21.Have a weekend break  – I have a weekend away booked for the end of this month.  I’m going down to the south coast for a line dancing weekend.  My elder daughter’s … Continue reading

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New horizons: the 2013 list

I’m not making New Year’s resolutions this year.  Instead I’m creating a list of the things that I plan on doing, which will hopefully nurture my body and feed my soul and make me a better person. Here is that … Continue reading

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50@50 review: numbers 11-20

Here is my review of the second section of my 50@50 list. Write 50 blog posts – Including this one, I’ve managed to write 64 posts in 2012. Read 50 books – Earlier this week, I posted my list of the … Continue reading

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Habits of a lifetime

I’m reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, which is appropriate for this time of year when people start making the New Year’s resolutions. I’ve only just started but it’s a fascinating read and already I can see how the … Continue reading

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