Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Helloooo, I'm Still Here - Sort Of!

It's been ages since I did any posts here.

I've just found other things to do I guess, things that have taken the priority with my time.

In the *quiet* months I've been busy but I'm not really sure what with, it just seems the days have somehow become shorter. After returning home from work and eating there is such a short time left before bed. That short time has sometimes been spent (not always) doing some of this new "trendy" adult colouring!

It's quite relaxing and as a person with no art skills whatsoever it gives me a chance to produce something a little bit pretty. I'm not even great at it, compared to some I see, I'm colouring like a 4 year old! But never mind, I'm not about to try and sell it!

Something else that kept my mind busy was my youngest daughter moving out - permanently -  as she's  bought a nice little flat on the other side of London. That took a while to get used to. I do still miss her, but I'm starting to get used to it now.

So it's another mostly crummy summer here in England.. I have a few days off now, it was a nice day today but guess what, it's now raining!

Oh well, back to the colouring...

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Funfair & Beach
Earlier Today, Before The Rain..

Monday, August 17, 2015

Basic Principles Of Online Bingo

Basic Principles of Online Bingo

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There are many games in each bingo site and each game has prizes of their own. This is why it is extremely beneficial to try out all the different games including casino games, slots, freebets, etc on the site. There is no point in just sticking to bingo games. Slot games are much quicker than bingo games and players need to make patterns on the 3 to 5 reels that keep spinning.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Wonderful Week In Wales

Not been here for a while now. Odd isn't it how life's priorities seem to change without any major changes having caused it.

Anyway, I've recently been to Wales for a little holiday and thought I'd share a few photos of the place - it is rather stunning. (Well not all of it I'm sure.. haha, but the places I saw were!)

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Baby Spiders!

129/365 - 2015 Baby Spiders

I was outside & saw what I thought was an odd patch of moss.. I touched it, thankfully not with my finger and it exploded with baby spiders!!!

Monday, May 04, 2015

Recently Read - The Slaughter Man by Tony Parsons

The Slaughter Man (Max Wolfe, #2)The Slaughter Man by Tony Parsons

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book, it was a fast paced mixture of gory violence and a loving relationship between a father and his daughter.

It begins with the brutal murders of a family on New Years Eve and that got me hooked from the very first page.

Thanks go to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

On the pitiless London city streets, DC Max Wolfe hunts a serial killer who kills only the happiest of families. If you like crime novels by Ian Rankin and Peter James, you will love this crime thriller.
Who would you like to see dead? Max Wolfe is back -- the two-fisted homicide detective with a small daughter and dog waiting for him at home, and a crazed serial killer waiting for him out in the pitiless London city streets.
On New Year's Day a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon -- a gun for stunning cattle before they are butchered -- leads Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard's Black Museum devoted to a murderer who 30 years ago was known as The Slaughter Man.
But The Slaughter Man has done his time and is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the killing game? And was the murder of a happy family a mindless killing spree, a grotesque homage by a copycat killer -- or a contract hit designed to frame a dying man?
Max needs to find the missing child and stop the killer before he destroys another innocent family -- or finds his way to his own front door.
A murdered family. A dying serial killer. A missing child. And a detective who must learn that even the happiest of families have black, twisted secrets that someone is ready to kill for. 

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Recently Read - Lifesaver by Louise Voss

LifesaverLifesaver by Louise Voss

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Surprisingly I really enjoyed this book. I expected it to be a typical chit lit, but it had a lot more going for it than just the romance.

If you save someone's life, do you become responsible for them?

When Anna receives a letter from Adam, thanking her for saving his son Max's life with a bone-marrow donation, it's the first positive thing that's happened to her for a long time. Grief-stricken at the recent loss of her baby, she's failed to give life in the past. Now this four-year-old boy is alive and healthy because of her: it's a heady realization.

Anna is desperate to get to know Max, yet terrified at how responsible she feels for him. So she decides not to tell anyone about him or that she's arranged to meet his father. Soon she is immersed in a complicated double life, spending half the week with her husband, who believes her to be filming out of town, and the other half with Adam and Max.

But Anna has lied to Adam about who she is. And she's lied about her marriage. And soon these lies will catch up with her...

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Recently Read - Human Remains by Elizabeth Haynes

Human RemainsHuman Remains by Elizabeth Haynes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was totally enjoyable and engrossing. I loved the ordinariness of the characters, which makes it all so much more realistic, and then there is the hidden peculiarity of Colin!

Brilliant story, very unusual!

Police analyst Annabel wouldn't describe herself as lonely. Her work keeps her busy and the needs of her ageing mother and her cat are more than enough to fill her time when she's on her own. But Annabel is shocked when she discovers her neighbour s decomposing body in the house next door, and appalled to think that no one, including herself, noticed her absence.

Back at work she sets out to investigate, despite her police officer colleagues lack of interest, and finds data showing that such cases are frighteningly common in her own home town.

A chilling thriller and a hymn to all the lonely people, whose individual voices haunt the pages, Elizabeth Haynes new novel is a deeply disturbing and powerful thriller that preys on our darkest fears, showing how vulnerable we are when we live alone, and how easily ordinary lives can fall apart when no one is watching.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Recently Read - The Exit by Helen Fitzgerald

The ExitThe Exit by Helen Fitzgerald

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a weird story.. Quite a few twists and turns that kept my attention throughout, but the ending was somewhat disappointing..

23-year-old Catherine is mainly interested in Facebook and flirting, but she reluctantly takes a job at a local care home after her mother puts her foot down - and soon discovers that her new workplace

contains many secrets.

One of the residents at the home, 82-year-old Rose, is convinced that something sinister is going on in Room 7 and that her own life is under threat. But Rose has dementia - so what does she actually know, and who would believe her anyway?

As Catherine starts investigating Rose's allegations, terrible revelations surface about everyone involved. Can Catherine find out what's really going on before it's too late?

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Sunday, April 05, 2015

Bad Grandpa - Film

It takes a lot to keep my attention for the length of an entire film and a lot more to make me really laugh out loud.

But this film did both.

It's not new and I didn't set out to watch it, it just happened when my daughter was channel surfing..