Euro so sad


Disappointing. The lions didn't bring it home tonight, but the England team have given us a glimpse of what a new society we could possibly be. They have offered us not only hope for the future of football in England, but also that it's possible to be famous and decent people at the same time. …

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…and the lions have roared


For the first time in 55 years, England's men's football team have made it to the final in a major competition. I just hope tonight is not the last time the lions have roared this year!

May Day


I wrote this blog post on 1st May 2011 and thought it would be good to reblog it today. Happy May Day everyone! England – that glorious melting pot of history and culture – celebrates May Day today, 1st May. Related to the pagan festival of Beltaine, May Day is a celebration to mark the …

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My Day on the Cloud


Today is William Shakespeare's birthday (and deathday, apparently) and it is also St George's day. St George is the patron saint of England, so happy St George's day my fellow English patriots. My day began today by getting into a "debate" on Twitter with a couple of people about St George and what it means …

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The White Queen


Has anyone else read or watched "The White Queen" recently? It's the story of Elizabeth Woodville who married Edward IV in the 15th Century written first as a novel and then later filmed for TV, and I have to say that it is absolutely fascinating. It is the first instalment in the "Cousins War" series …

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Book Review – Poppet by Mo Hayder


What’s it about? This is the sixth book in the Jack Caffery series and picks up about a year after book five left off. There are two main strands to this book, the first is the continuing story of DCI Jack Caffery and his search for a missing person (Misty Kitson) and the second is …

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Mood Reading


Today's post is courtesy of a great prompt hosted at Booking Through Thursday. Why not hop over there to join in? I'd be interested in your responses if you do so please leave me a link here too if you take part. Thank you. Does your current mood affect your reading? Affect your choices? I …

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Book Review – “The Crossing Places”


The Crossing Places Official Blurb (courtesy of Goodreads.com): When she’s not digging up bones or other ancient objects, quirky, tart-tongued archaeologist Ruth Galloway lives happily alone in a remote area called Saltmarsh near Norfolk, land that was sacred to its Iron Age inhabitants - not quite earth, not quite sea. When a child’s bones are …

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Liebster Blog Award


A gracious thank you to mairedubhtx at My Life, Such As It Is for awarding me the Liebster Blog Award! It’s a great honour. Thank you for reading (and hopefully enjoying) my blog! Please check out her blog. She writes on a huge wealth of topics and is always interesting and thought provoking. So here are the rules, as …

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Sunday Stealing – the 88 Question Meme


The 88 Questions Meme stolen from ~ChibiNatsumi21   1. This survey gets a little personal; can you handle it? Ummmm yes.....but can you handle my answers?! 2. If you married the last person you texted, what would your last name be? “Smith”....just as it is now. The last person I texted was my daughter... 3. …

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