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Sunday Salon – The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

I had planned to share my Sunday Salon post with you today, but the plans of mice and men have prevented that so I am going to share the following YouTube video with you. I have been reading this book … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon ~ 2015 Reading

I have always loved reading, but in the last year seem to have read very little in comparison to previous years. What reading I have done has either been texts and research for a project or two or a book … Continue reading

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The Bitter Trade by Piers Alexander

I was drawn to this book by the cover and having read the synopis expected a book about the importation of coffee in the seventeenth century. Instead the book was about a young man, called Calumny living with his family in rural … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Using vintage postcards to add to family and local history research by Kate Cole

Today I would like to welcome Kate who write at Essex Voices Past and is a contributor at Worldwide Genealogy. Kate is celebrating the publication of her book with a book tour and I am therefore delighted to be included on … Continue reading

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Outlander – Books, Tartans, History and Scotland

Several years ago I was introduced to the books set Scotland, called the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. The series has progressed and is now on book eight; and each of the books is a whopper!  The initial book in … Continue reading

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Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase by Louise Walters

This is the story of Roberta interspersed with the story of Dorothy who is Roberta’s Grandmother. Dorothy has been a widow for many years, her husband her Polish serviceman killed in the line of duty. That is the story fed … Continue reading

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The Library Book ~ An Anthology

This slender volume comprises of short writings from twenty five different authors. Each one sharing across the page why they love and value libraries and the importance that libraries have played in their individual literary careers. Most of the authors … Continue reading

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60 Postcards: The Inspirational Story of a Young Woman’s Journey to…by Rachael Chadwick

Do you ever think things happen for a reason? At the end of February, I was pondering, debating and trying be brave whilst making a decision and the right decision about my Mum’s belongings. I had just had an idea … Continue reading

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One Million Lovely Letters: When Life is Looking Hopeless, One… by Jodi Ann Bickley

Do you ever think things happen for a reason? At the end of February, I was pondering, debating and trying be brave whilst making a decision and the right decision about my Mum’s belongings. I had just had an idea … Continue reading

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Six degrees of Separation, a meme

Several of my blogging buddies are taking part in the meme called Six Degrees of Seperation hosted by Annabel Smith and Emma. The way the meme works, which is based on the six degrees of separation theme is to start with the nominated … Continue reading

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