I think I may have stumbled on to an unexpected money sucking device operated by Amazon. While quite innocently purchasing the Kindle version of Swallows and Amazons I was tempted into acquiring the Audible narration to go with it as it was only a few more dollars to have both. Oh the wiles of the cunning marketers! … Continue reading Audible
It's November 5 and it's Guy Fawkes night. Who, in the Anglo-settled world isn't familiar with the story of the Gunpowder plot? After 410 years celebrating his failure to blow up Parliament he has gained a remarkable immortality. He is almost a walking advert for failure, some may say. And although I have numerous decades of living … Continue reading Happy Guido Fawkes’ Night !
Following on from my reading of Austen, and before starting on an author new to me, I did a short sidetrack with Sarah-Kate Lynch and Dolci di Love. This is my only excuse for the lack of a half-decent blog post today. I just had to finish reading it. It's just one of those books that … Continue reading Distractions
Let me start off today's blog post with a warning. You will be getting very familiar with the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius over the next month. He is one of my most favourite quotable people. You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. This is quite … Continue reading Meanings
Oh Waily Waily began a crazy 10 years ago this month. I can hardly believe it as I type it, but there are archives to prove it ! Here is my very first foray into blogging, imaginatively titled Oh Waily Waily begins. As you can see, the format was very different back then. The blogging … Continue reading A return to my roots.