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A Kind Of Spark by Elle McNicoll- book review

Quite early on in lockdown I made a conscious decision to support small businesses rather than large companies like amazon. This has been a great decision, because personal recommendations are so much better than an algorithm. I now buy my books from Tamsin Rosewell at Kenilworth Books. Back in June, Tamsin recommended a new book … Continue reading »

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Isolation – Day 15

Week three begins! How are you coping out there? No, don’t answer that, because I’ve got a useful little quiz so you can check for yourselves. Here goes…   1. What time are you getting up? a) My usual time b) About an hour later than my usual time c) 2:13pm   2. What are … Continue reading »

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Isolation – Day 14.

How To Feel Accomplished: The Carys Way Apparently it is Sunday today. It got to 1pm and I realised I had achieved nothing on today’s List. So I retroactively added the following items: Get out of bed Wear clothes Feed dog Switch laptop on Let cat out Make coffee Scroll mindlessly thorough facebook Reply to … Continue reading »

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Isolation – Day 11

Wait – where did day 10 go?! Good question. I actually had a really productive day yesterday, then realised at 10pm I hadn’t written anything. The further realisation occurred that I had no energy or motivation to write anything! Thus…no blog post yesterday! Today has been similar, though emotionally I’m struggling a bit. Don’t worry, … Continue reading »

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The Chronicles of Don’t Be So Ridiculous Valley

A book review, I hear you ask. Of someone else’s book, on your music site? Well, yes. Because its a good one, and its by one of my favourite musicians, and because its one of the silliest and most magnificent things I’ve read this year. No, make it this decade. The book of which I … Continue reading »

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No comments!

Hi folks, You may notice that I’ve switched off comments on most of my pages (not necessarily posts – we’ll see how that goes) for the time being. This is because when I logged in on Friday evening I had over 16,000 spam comments awaiting moderation! Rather than read through them all, you won’t be … Continue reading »

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Four and a half years…

Four and a half years.┬áSeven countries. On land, on the sea, in the air, underground and under the sea. AND NOW IT’S FINISHED!!! Seven countries: England, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Scotland and Norway. I managed to add Scotland when I was on a songwriting weekend in North Cumbria… I drove over the border for … Continue reading »

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Cat shaming!

Because sometimes, a photo really is worth a thousand words. Meet Freycat…

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Spam, lovely spam!

*Disclaimer* This post has absolutely nothing to do with music! You know one of the most exciting things about writing blog posts? When a real, live human being reads one and makes a comment. Especially when its something even more exciting than “I agree” or “I’m really proud of you. Love Mum xx”. (Mum, I’m … Continue reading »

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