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April 2014

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Alphabetical: the story of the ox-house

Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story  by Michael Rosen I have enjoyed dipping in an out of this book a chapter – or should I say a letter – at a time since Christmas. The history of, and the…

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A dark tale, set in the dark, dark woods

The Crowfield Demon by Pat Walsh This is the second in the Crowfield trilogy by Pat Walsh – a series of books that pitches religious beliefs with beliefs of magic and the fae world. Our hero is Will an orphan…

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Sat, 15:59: #100HappyDays Day 95: It’s the second Saturday of the month which means its the Bicester Farmer’s… http://t.co/wU76Wo7qES

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Fri, 17:23: ‘Sometimes death is not a punishment, but a blessing.’ –Pat Wash, The Crowfield Demon Fri, 18:37: Back to basics: learning to use the #camera‘s manual settings… http://t.co/e9nklenW2V #photography Fri, 20:28: #100HappyDays Day 94: Spring blossom needs no other…

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Back to Basics

Back in the day I learnt my photography on a secondhand Practica 35mm SLR camera. About the only automatic function that I had was a little lever to check the exposure, other than that it was all manual. I’m not…

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Fri, 07:08: Just saw someone with a Mr Bump canvass bag… I want!! #busstopstories Fri, 09:01: RT @MartinHGames: Exploring http://t.co/WlZSCXajIA

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Wed, 19:16: #100HappyDays Day 92: My mum heard a cuckoo this morning, and this evening it was still warm enough to… http://t.co/KIX9O8iWGW Wed, 21:51: Inspired by something #MrTumnal and Kathryn Summers were saying has made me decide to dust off…

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Tue, 21:58: #100HappyDays Day 91: Every single day now the garden is changing, growing, becoming the new year.… http://t.co/q7Bqtyu0Cw Tue, 22:03: Aslan wanted some of the salmon piesces that we hd for dinner tonight, and Emma didn’lt want to share.……

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Mon, 17:39: #100HappyDays Day 90: I left the house this morning for the walk to the bus stop, and the day just… http://t.co/5ty0hkAjxL Mon, 22:39: The mysteries that shroud the old Green Knowe: #review of The Rivers of Green Knowe…

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The Mysteries that Shroud the old Green Knowe

The River at Green Knowe by L.M. Boston, illustrated Peter Boston Lucy Boston’s first and original book, The Children of Green Knowe has long been a favourite of mine – a ghost story with a hint of fantasy set in the quietly mysterious Fens. Six…

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The Mysteries that Shroud the old Green Knowe

The River at Green Knowe by L.M. Boston, illustrated Peter Boston Lucy Boston’s first and original book, The Children of Green Knowe has long been a favourite of mine – a ghost story with a hint of fantasy set in the quietly mysterious Fens. Six…

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Sun, 18:43: #100HappyDays Day 89: Meet Edwig. Edwig is about 36 years old and is very dear to me. Named after an… http://t.co/2rvl4TYMaR Sun, 18:55: Edwig has friends. That’s Son of Edwig next to him, and then their buddies, Chipmunk…

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Sat, 13:44: Apparently my mental age is 36! Take the test for yourself: http://t.co/WL7q6ACWmb @piixemto Sat, 13:56: Literary prize winner takes a leaf out of her own book (From The Oxford Times) http://t.co/cemZqkvEtI Sat, 19:00: A quest to find that…

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100 Happy Days: Day 30

#100HappyDays Day 30: Red sky in the morning, Shepherd’s warning, but still a beautiful, if brief, sunrise. The sky before the storm maybe…?

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A Quest to find that Inspirational Teacher

However much we either liked or hated school, we all have favourite teachers from our school days. And a lot of people – and probably all creative people – had inspirational teachers. I’ve had a few in my school days……

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Fri, 21:28: #BeforeMidnight fans might like to read the book that Jesse could’ve written. #Review of Ash Wednesday by Ethan Hawke http://t.co/WLoJhW7WCe Fri, 21:47: #100HappyDays Day 87: Me and my #bunnies make me happy after a long week at work…..

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The book that Jesse might have written

Ash Wednesday  by Ethan Hawke This is a fantastic, thoughtful, and insightful read about some not so likeable characters. That is not to say that it is impossible to like Jimmy, Chrissy, or their love story of a road trip…

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