On reading

On reading

I’ve spent the last couple of years working on my second novel. Looking back on it, my pattern of work seems to have been to have worked like a demon for short patches of time (say two months) and then to leave it, neatly marked-up and post-it-noted on the...

a new year, a new blog

I’ve started a new blog to write about the things I read. a blog load of books I’m not quitting this blog, but the other one will be only about the things I read. I don’t think that means that I won’t write about things that I read here. Only...

Brave new world. Starting here tomorrow.

We bought the mister a kindle, and because it is 3G which may or may not work in Abu Dhabi, and because it would be easy to pack if we unwrapped it, but incredibly bulky and space-consuming if we did not, we unwrapped it and had a play. This caused eldest to become...

Instead of unblocking the drains

Because I am preparing for my part in Abu Dhabi’s Great Expat Exodus and have a gazillion things to do and butterflies in my stomach and a brain that can’t think straight, I am sticking my fingers in my ears and going wahwahwahwahwah reading Tina...