Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors by Guy Grannum

A few months ago I was given the chance to review this book. I do not have any direct ancestral links to the Caribbean or West Indies, but in recent years I have established that an individual that slots into … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2012 – Fruitcake – Friend or Foe?

My Grandmother spotted this Christmas Cake recipe in a copy of Woman Magazine, and since then both my Mum and I  have used it. The photograph is of the actual page from the magazine, which does look in rather a … Continue reading

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Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is the creation of Jen from Crazy for Books. Since October, the weekly hop has been hosted by a variety of book bloggers all across the globe and this week the host is Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted … Continue reading

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A Parcel of Ribbons by Anne M. Powers

Back in the summer I had the opportunity to interview Anne M. Powers, author of the fascinating book A Parcel of Ribbons. You can read that interview HERE.  Anne also very kindly sent me a copy of her book to read … Continue reading

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Santa Border Terrier

Submitted as part of Postcard Friendship Friday hosted by The Best Hearts are Crunchy 

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Blog Caroling

Inspired by a post at Footnote Maven. The idea is to share your favourite Christmas Carol. Well, being married to a Christmas baby, I can not escape the almost weekly viewing of the film Home Alone. Four films were made, … Continue reading

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Library Loot – 12 – 18th December

This week has a tiny library loot of just one book! My local book group meets at the local library. In December we do not discuss a book, instead rolling over the book to January as in December we have … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2012 – Traditions

Back in 2010 I wrote this post. Traditionally, in my profession the lead up to Christmas is frantic, and this year will be no exception. I have to say, writing this post three days later than scheduled that if I … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon – Books Down Under!

We recently spent 5 glorious weeks in Australia. One of the things I noticed was how expensive books are. I had no idea! Being concious of the weight of books and the allowance I had for the plane I made … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2012 – Grab Bag

A few years ago, I stumbled across a rather nice set of mugs made by Spode. Each Christmas, from 1998 until 2004, Spode released one mug featuring a Santa from a different Country. Here they are in more detail – … Continue reading

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