Tag Archives: Chosen Child

Recently read and enjoyed…

This summer’s ultra-hot weather means I’ve spent more time lazing around on my balcony than I might have, a glass of something by my side and my kindle to hand. Most of the books I read are crime fiction of … Continue reading

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A Bookish Happy Easter

  Easter. Chocolate eggs. (Or they’re more often chocolate bunnies, here in Switzerland.) Springtime in the garden.     And, for most people, a few days off work and plenty of time to read. So especially for Easter, here are a … Continue reading

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Cheers, slàinte, and prost!

It’s a triple book celebration today here in N.E. Switzerland – one of them entirely by coincidence. First of all, happy publication day to The Saturday Secret, my first-ever feel-good, romantic-ish collection of short stories. I’ve been wanting to do … Continue reading

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Books Without Borders….

Standing in my living room this morning, I can see into three different countries. Switzerland, Germany, Austria. It’s fun, living in borderland. In summer we take the ferry across the lake to Friedreichshafen once or twice a month, to stroll … Continue reading

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2016 – the best of times and the worst of times… (a minimalist’s version)

The death of David Bowie on January 10th was a shock to many people, including me, and 2016 did seem to provide us with more than usual ‘famous deaths’. It’s been a big year in politics, too. But here’s my … Continue reading

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Who brings your cat’s Christmas presents???

This time next week… actually, by next Sunday, Christmas will be over here – we celebrate on the 24th in Switzerland. At some point late afternoon or early evening, the Christ-child brings not only the presents, but also the Christmas … Continue reading

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Remember your first Noddy book?

As a young child, I loved picture books, and one of very first I remember ‘reading’ was about Noddy. How I loved him. It must have been before the days of Noddy on TV, so ‘all’ I would have was … Continue reading

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Two special offers… and hospitals, and a title for Book Five.

Here in Switzerland, schools have closed their doors for the summer. Yay! I hope for the school kids that this will be a nice sunny summer, even though 2016 is going to go down in history for a variety of … Continue reading

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In memory of summers past…

Remember back in the day, when the long school holidays started, and weeks and weeks of sunshine stretched in front of us, and we had nothing to do but play – and read? Remember building caterpiller zoos in jam jars, … Continue reading

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Lost: the weather. A Very British Blog Post…

Here in Switzerland, it’s a well-known fact that British people like talking about the weather – and let’s face it; the weather gives us something different to say several times a day. But this year, it’s conversation topic number one … Continue reading

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