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Sunday Stories #5

I write this week’s Sunday Stories hidden in the shade. It is hotter than the sun this weekend in Cardiff which is great but I have pale skin and I wear a lot of black (think a Wednesday Addams vibe). I’ve forgotten how to be summery. Don’t get me wrong though I’m very grateful for …

Sunday Stories #4

It is just me or has this week felt like the longest in existence? But now it’s Sunday, and not just any Sunday, but Sunday on a Bank Holiday weekend! (How many times can I say Sunday in one sentence?) Even in this strange time I think it’s good to acknowledge these things, even if …

Sunday Stories #3

Here we are again everyone. Grab a cuppa and settle in for your weekly dose of Sunday Stories, where I share some of the things I’ve enjoyed most this past week. Reading This week I finished Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, which took me longer to read than I thought it would. I think it …

Sunday Stories #2

Another week of lockdown life over and time for Sunday Stories again. This week it was announced that here in Wales we have another three weeks of lockdown ahead of us. It’s necessary but sometimes it does feel like this is going on for eternity. But there’s lots to be thankful for; the sun has …

Sunday Stories #1

Something I wanted to include in my blog was a weekly roundup of things that I have enjoyed. This will mainly be things I’m reading, listening to or watching. Maybe something non-bookish may slip in one day, who knows. I’d love for this to be a conversation where people can share their own recommendations too! …

Persephone Books

Last year to celebrate my birthday I went on a little literary pilgrimage to visit some of London’s best bookshops. I’d visited many over the years but this trip was different, a devoted solo date with myself where I could browse the bookshelves guilt free. Top of the list was Persephone Books on Lamb’s Conduit …