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Children, Reading, Review

October 2022 Reading

I do a monthly round up for everything we've read each month. Himself focuses on science articles and forums and news, so he's not getting a section - books only! I think I've done well extracting reviews from them this month, especially from large boy. Large boy A World Without Princes, The Last Ever After,… Continue reading October 2022 Reading

Film, Reading, TV

My 12 Favourite Costume Dramas

If you're familiar with my regular reading matter, you might be surprised that as well as Inspector Morse, Young Wallander, Blue Bloods, Bones, Dexter, and many more police-centric TV series, I also love a good costume drama. Here are my favourites. 12. The Empress I'm watching The Empress on Netflix at the moment. It's in… Continue reading My 12 Favourite Costume Dramas

Kindle and mug of tea sitting in the sun
Children, Reading, Review

September 2022 Reading

I do a monthly round up for everything we've read each month. Himself focuses on science articles and forums and news, so he's not getting a section - books only! I think I've done well extracting pretty wordy reviews from them this month. Large boy Grimwood by Nadia Shireen It's about two foxes who live… Continue reading September 2022 Reading

Kindle and mug of tea sitting in the sun
Children, Reading, Review

July and August 2022 Reading

I do a monthly round up for everything we've read each month. Himself focuses on science articles and forums and news, so he's not getting a section - books only! Sorry, we skipped the July post at the start of August because we were away and I couldn't be bothered. Large boy Hurrah! He hit… Continue reading July and August 2022 Reading

Reading, Work

Three failures (and why that’s a good thing)

I've been reading How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong by Elizabeth Day recently. I'm not sure how I stumbled across it but it's a really interesting read. https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Fail-Everything-Learned-Things-ebook/dp/B07H3DRJG3 It's definitely taking precedence over my reading homework for my future leaders initiative: https://twitter.com/AndSmelly/status/1540448254504194049?s=20&t=0p0irTiB6Kxc1tDvY5iXnw I think we all dwell on our "failures"… Continue reading Three failures (and why that’s a good thing)