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March 2015

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Tue, 06:44: The problem with school holidays #1: the buses are not reassuringly late… Tue, 08:05: Think I might be tired of wall-to-wall #election2015 coverage already. 39 days to go… :- Wake me up when its all over. Tue, 09:47:…

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Sun, 18:41: When the sequel is every bit as wonky as the book that came before it: https://t.co/ElrIg8rKLI #amwriting #MrTumnal2 Sun, 20:28: We don’t normally have lamb because it’s expensive but I don’t regret this Blue Texel roast from our……

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Sat, 11:08: I don’t know why but I was really nervous about this #review coming in for #MrTumnal. I needn’t have… https://t.co/O54IIqEjmW Sat, 11:28: This is why I’m missing the concert tonight… Rugby and Rock Choir… https://t.co/mi7NGJGEos

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Thu, 12:38: RT @paigeclarkson_: Puppy room at uni to relieve assignment stress #unilovin #wearebrookes @ Brookes Union https://t.co/N2HkzHAuu0

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Wed, 16:16: Productive day at work, albeit abusing the needs of my to do list. Looking forward getting back to #MrTumnal2 tonight…. #amwriting Wed, 16:25: Me, at just about every social occasion ever! “I think about eating to give myself…

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Companion-piece to a modern classic

Companion-piece to a modern classic

The Collectors by Philip Pullman When the existence of this new short story set in the His Dark Materials universe popped up on my social media feed, I bought it straight away! It’s the most gorgeously perfect little spin off…

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Tue, 20:21: Have just entered #MrTumnal into the 2015 Cover Art competition at this year’s @indie_recon http://t.co/bWJuu5EJCQ #IndieReCon #IRC2015 Tue, 21:00: 3 of 5 stars to Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett https://t.co/DmO0pLroJA Tue, 21:06: Acquainting myself with the Discworld: #review…

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Acquainting myself with the Discworld

Acquainting myself with the Discworld

Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett There are apparently different ‘entry’ points to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books, and in retrospect, I suspect that year’s ago when I read The Colour of Magic – it being the first – was probably the…

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Mon, 16:28: So true! http://t.co/JOpe709RTA http://t.co/Nxr0x8Iepg Mon, 21:28: #MrTumnal picks up another 5* #review: http://t.co/OBi7LTWkzy a book to “keep you hooked right until the last page”! http://t.co/6t3H4mX6yR

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Sun, 15:19: First lunch out-of-doors… 🙂 #SignsOfSpring #100HappyDays @ Southwold, Bicester https://t.co/ffVdN1h5pm Sun, 21:41: I’m going to my first #IndieAuthor conference at the #LBF2015 Indie Author Fringe Festival http://t.co/qBptJAF9x5 @indie_recon Sun, 22:50: Today, @EmmaEShepherd and, I mainly ate pretty looking…

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Sat, 20:34: 5 of 5 stars to Truckers by Terry Pratchett https://t.co/wMo9qMf0JN Sat, 20:42: Coming to Sir Terry too late: #review of Truckers by #TerryPratchet http://t.co/K0ravyE5Dx #books #amreading Sun, 10:09: Considering joining @IndieAuthorALLi as my first professional assoc as an…

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Coming to Sir Terry too late

Coming to Sir Terry too late

Truckers: The First Book of the Nomes by Terry Pratchett When Terry Pratchett sadly died last week I felt terrible guilt that I had not fallen in love with his books in the way that so many people (and most…

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Fri, 14:14: RT @OrkneyLibrary: Last Yap & Yarn of the season Monday night at 5pm. They are thinking of this for the mobile library as a new project htt… Fri, 17:22: Inauguration of Katharine Grainger as Chancellor and the official…

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My second solar eclipse

My second solar eclipse

When I woke up this morning I really thought that my luck was going to be out when it came to enjoying a second partial solar eclipse with a sky of leaden grey clouds. Emma had made me a box…

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Fri, 11:20: Someone’s eating the sun! My second #SolarEclipse 🙂 #StargazingLive @BBCStargazing https://t.co/S4YryEP3Dl Fri, 11:55: Some very cool #SolarEclipse photos here: https://t.co/1ZzYmxuVpQ

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Wed, 16:26: Is Woodiwiss College a ridiculous name for an Oxford-like place? #Alsager friends will get this… #amwriting Wed, 19:45: How did I miss this last night? Aurora Borealis from Oxfordshire 17/03/15 #flickr https://t.co/SZYEHeiUCv Wed, 20:01: Two words: Stargazing Live!…

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Tue, 08:39: Do I get a prize for finding two Brookes Gnomes in one shot? @ Oxford Brookes University https://t.co/dFn1h7wIp1

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Sun, 13:16: My life… 🙂 http://t.co/3DlhNqjYR6 http://t.co/2DYqMcbA8Z Sun, 19:03: Network Rail: Not to name Bicester’s new station ‘Bicester Village’ (after the shopping mall) and t… https://t.co/Odu1figRUF via @UKChange

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Fri, 14:46: I think I might have eaten too much cake… #ComicRelief #GBBOComicRelief http://t.co/0kvKHYIV1N Fri, 19:54: 4 of 5 stars to A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin https://t.co/NuoiV1vyHC Fri, 20:03: A Saga of Epic Proportions http://t.co/WoxGqCm7wB #books #fantasy#GameOfThrones…

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A Saga of Epic Proportions

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin Game of Thrones is a phenonemon that everyone seems to read and/or watched and have been raving about. I actually ended up reading this pretty…

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