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Audio Favourites 2016

(All books downloaded on subscription from Audible UK.) According to Audible UK I have listened to 32,787 minutes of books in 2016, bought 64 downloads, listened to 44 of them, my favourite category is fiction and my favourite day for … Continue reading

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Pear Chutney

Pear Chutney Autumn 2016   More than one hundred years ago, when the houses in my neighbourhood were built, I understand that each garden was planted with a fruit tree. Mostly the tree would be apple or pear. If the trees were … Continue reading

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Facebook Novice

After a lot of thought and advice I finally decided to join Facebook. To be honest, it was when my cousin in Australia joined and we realised we could post family photographs. Initially the friend who helps me with this … Continue reading

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Review catch up May 2016

Weeks have passed, visits made, eye zapped, cataract operation,  sprained ankle and many books listened to but no blog produced. As a result I am making this a review catch up. Books on audio (in no particular order) Elizabeth and … Continue reading

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Swan Song

Swan Song John Galsworthy Just as I was about to give up on this marathon read of the Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy comes up trumps with Swan Song. As the Forsyte family seem to drift off into their own middle … Continue reading

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Travelling solo

Eurostar In familiar surroundings and with help finding platform and seat numbers I can travel easily around the UK. Oh, and there is still the matter of swallowing my guilt about extensive taxi use. The main problem is the written … Continue reading

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Household Gadgets

Do washing machines and printers count as gadgets? I’m not sure but, for me, they certainly fall into the category of things that should make daily life easier. There is one big proviso for the person with low vision and … Continue reading

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