I’m not a fan of social media posts that suggest the writer’s life is perfect. I just don’t buy it! My blog, aims to show a middle-aged-mamma’s life – warts and all! If you enjoy a smile, chat and a cup of tea with a pal, I think my posts might be for you.

If you’ve been following a while, you’ll know that I love to read, so the main focus of my website has always been to share book reviews and book club questions. Nothing is about to change there – books are, after all, what keep me sane (ish!)

The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya

Image of Clemantine Wamariya, author the devastating but wonderful The Girl Who Smiled Beads. Image courtesy of The Girl Who...

Girl, Woman, Other – Bernadine Evaristo – Book Club Questions and Book Chat

A great year for the Booker Prize. Photo courtesy of Girl, Woman, Other Book Review I read Bernadine Evaristo’s...

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

Book Review of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments Interesting use of colour in this Penguin cover of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments...

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

A Personal Review of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale As far as I know, Margaret Atwood is a pretty ‘out there’ author...

Wendy Mitchell’s Somebody I Used to Know

Wendy Mitchell’s Somebody I Used to Know This week I’ve been spending time back in Broughton and just chilling with...

Benevolent Dictator – Owning our Kids!

Ian McEwan’s The Children Act Book Review Both the film and book are great versions of IAn McEwan’s The Children’s...

Reading Quotes and Quizzes

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