What I’ve Been Reading: And Away by Bob Mortimer

I don’t often read autobiographies but when I unwrapped a copy of Bob Mortimer’s autobiography, And Away, I was excited to read it and it became my second book of 2022. Bob Mortimer’s life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced …

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What I’ve been Reading: Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

Like many people, I love nothing more than getting stuck in to a book to escape the world for a while. Reading gives me the opportunity to put everything on hold and enter another world. But what about when the book you’re reading mirrors the world around you? Diana O'Toole's life is going perfectly to …

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What I’ve Been Reading: Peggy and Me by Miranda Hart

I feel like I need to start this review by saying that I’m really not a pet person. While I love visiting zoos and wildlife parks, I wouldn’t actually call myself a pet/animal lover and when people ask me whether I prefer cats or dogs, my honest answer is always neither. I’ve owned a copy …

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What I’ve Been Reading: The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict

Usually on Christmas Eve, we head out for a meal with my parents but the lead up to Christmas was a little different this year thanks to covid, as a result, instead of spending time with my husband and parents, I found myself browsing the Kindle store trying to find a festive read which I …

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Bamburgh Castle at Christmas

This year, Bamburgh Castle is hosting a magical Christmas event for the first time and the photos I’d seen online looked amazing so we (my parents and my husband) decided to book tickets and experience this festive first! Bamburgh Castle’s website said that Saints & Angels at the Christmas Kingdom would give visitors the chance …

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Bootleg Beatles at Newcastle City Hall

Going to see the Bootleg Beatles play at Newcastle’s City Hall has become a bit of a Christmas tradition which I always look forward to but the fact that last night’s show was our first gig since March 2020 made it even more exciting! I was disappointed last year when the 2020 gig was postponed …

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What I’ve Been Reading: The Cottage by Lisa Stone

Trigger warning for The Cottage: Miscarriage, still birth and infant death. A few weeks ago, my mam told me about a book she couldn’t put down. As soon as she finished it, she gave me her copy. I read the blurb and it sounded like something I would enjoy so, once I’d finished Contacts by …

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