Sunday, March 29, 2015

In With The Lemurs At London Zoo

Having a season ticket for the zoo means it's nice and easy to pop in for just a short visit without feeling I need to get my moneys worth.

Today we visited the new (opened yesterday) In With The Lemurs exhibit. It was fantastic and due to the not so pleasant weather it wasn't at all busy.

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Lemurs at London Zoo

They are not in the least bothered by the humans milling around and they really do come up close enough to stroke, but that's not allowed as they may bite!


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Recently Read - What You Wish For by Mark Edwards

What You Wish ForWhat You Wish For by Mark Edwards

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I usually really enjoy books by this author but this one sadly didn't do it for me.

However I did manage to finish it!



Marie Walker has vanished from the face of the earth...

Her besotted boyfriend, newspaper photographer Richard Thompson, vows to find her, convinced that Marie's unusual beliefs hold the key.

But a shocking discovery makes him question if he ever really knew his girlfriend. And when people around him start to die, Richard is plunged into terrible danger.

Drawn into the world of a sinister cult and the darkest corners of the Internet, Richard finds himself increasingly out of his depth as he discovers just how far people will go to protect what they believe in...


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Monday, March 02, 2015

Flowers For Lunch

This week is mostly taken up doing some training at the RCGP, a very posh building in Euston!

The best bit I must admit though, is the lunch..

Just look at todays pretty and delicious dessert!


61/365 - 2015 Dessert


However, I couldn't bring myself to eat the pansy!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

To Carry On? Or Let It Die?

What to do? What to do?

I'm well aware that the world of blogging has totally changed since I began in 2006.

Back then it didn't take long to "meet" a lovely crowd of like minded bloggers who visited and commented on each others blogs.

We blogged our ups and downs, took part in various memes, it was fun following each other, opening Google Reader hoping for the next instalment!

But gradually people stopped, life got in the way, priorities changed...

I've tried to maintain this blog but with less and less interest.

I still get a fair number of visits but rarely get any comments, any feedback, any interest. Then again, I don't post anything interesting and I rarely get time to visit and take part on others blogs.

Seems the days of the ordinary "domestic" blogs are over.

So, I don't know what to do..

Carry on regardless?

Close it and take it down?

Just abandon the blog? (too sad)

I just can't decide...

Recently Read - The Book Of You by Claire Kendal

The Book of YouThe Book of You by Claire Kendal

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I did enjoy this book.. but, it was at times annoying in that I wanted to shout at Clarissa to do something more than she did!




Clarissa is becoming more and more frightened of her colleague, Rafe. He won’t leave her alone, and he refuses to take no for an answer. He is always there.

Being selected for jury service is a relief. The courtroom is a safe haven, a place where Rafe can’t be. But as a violent tale of kidnap and abuse unfolds, Clarissa begins to see parallels between her own situation and that of the young woman on the witness stand.

Realizing that she bears the burden of proof, Clarissa unravels the twisted, macabre fairytale that Rafe has spun around them – and discovers that the ending he envisions is more terrifying than she could have imagined.



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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Recently Read - Forward Slash by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards

Forward SlashForward Slash by Louise Voss

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Another brilliant read from this duo.

It's an exciting twisty turny story which kept me guessing and glued to my kindle!



A terrifying novel about internet dating, secret desires and a chilling serial killer. From bestselling authors Mark Edwards and Louise Voss.

He's posted on your wall.
He's following you on Twitter.
He knows where you are right now…

When Amy receives an email from her older sister, Becky, announcing that she's off travelling and "don't try to find me", she is worried. Becky would never do such a thing on a whim.

Amy – who is recovering from an abusive relationship that has left her terrified of love – soon finds that Becky had started using online dating sites. Aided by Becky's neighbour, Gary, Amy sets about tracking down the men her sister had dated, following a trail that leads her into the darkly seductive world of internet hook-ups.

But Amy is unaware that a sadistic killer is watching – a killer who’s been using the internet to stalk, torture and kill. Now he’s got something very special planned for Amy and she is about to find out that romance really is dead.



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Saturday, February 07, 2015

Tired Of Being Tired

Weekends are what we all (mostly) look forward to, but recently I don't feel I've enjoyed mine as much as I should.

I want to do stuff I enjoy, go places, see things,  but I'm not really doing much at all.

Why? Because I'm so damn tired from the working week. It's becoming all too frequent that I'm waking up with a Saturday headache which lingers and makes me feel yucky, lethargic and in turn irritable as I don't have any get up & go.

Then before I get myself my sorted it's Monday and work again. 

I'm in bed around 9pm most nights which leaves me little time to even get my house stuff done, let alone have any fun. 

I'm just tired of being tired...


Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Recently Read - Fry by Lorna Dounaeva

FRYFRY by Lorna Dounaeva

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I did enjoy this book - mostly. It was a bit odd at times, but it kept my interest throughout.




When Isabel Anderson nearly runs over mysterious Alicia McBride, she is ridden with guilt. She helps Alicia get a job at the supermarket where she works, and soon, Alicia is acting like her new best friend. But then strange fires start to break out all over the small seaside town of Queensbeach, including at the caravan park where Alicia is staying. Isabel suspects Alicia knows more than she's letting on and grows increasingly nervous when her friend Deacon invites Alicia to stay with him. But it's Isabel the police suspect.

Determined to confront Alicia, Isabel bursts into her room and sees the word 'FRY' branded across her back in capital letters. From then on, she sees the word "FRY' everywhere she goes: in graffiti, on toilet walls, even on car registration plates. Then her beloved cat, Fluffy, disappears and Isabel is convinced Alicia is behind it. She puts up posters all over her neighbourhood, but as fast as she puts them up, someone takes them down. Soon, a whole spate of fires is breaking out and Isabel must stay one step ahead of the flames and the police. In order to survive, she must question her own innocence, her sanity and the very fabric of her morality. Can she win back Deacon? And will she ever find Fluffy?

FRY is a very British fast paced psychological thriller.



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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Recently Read - The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This was a brilliant book!

It's told through the eyes of the 3 main female characters, plenty of twists and turns it was a book I didn't want to put down!


Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.

Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.

Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…



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Sunday, January 25, 2015