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Colchester, UK
Interests: opera, listening to music, blogging., reading, writing, going to the proms in the summer
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I loved every word of it. It set me thinking about my experience of Shakespeare, not acting, but seeing and I may do a post. But the book is simply wonderful. She really opens your eyes to the parts, whethr it was small or large
I have just finished reading this book and it is wonderful. It is a series of conversations between Dame Judi and Brendon O'Hea, an actor and director and associate artist at the Globe. If I had my way every single... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2023 at Random Jottings
he is not a mouse he is a rat
I did! Some of the stuff the DOW write was intriguing. And the ad verbatim notes of discussions with the Duchess the same. When she decided to write her own book she also employed Murphy but the. Sacked him and got somebody else who she also got rid of. Sounds familiar?
I have just finished this book and it is bristling with post it notes covered in my scrawled comments. Somehow out of this inchoate mess I have to try and say what I think about it all and I am... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2023 at Random Jottings
Hi Kimberley and thanks for your kind words. i am still here but a little less at the moment but I hope things will improve I am reading the Lost Memoir with great interest but I am not convinced in the authors stance, I will be reviewing in due course
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2023 on Coming up - Books on my list at Random Jottings
Apologies for absence. I am hoping that after the end of this year and when everything is sorted out and I see the back of 2023 I can post more regularly. I keep saying this but matters recently have made... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2023 at Random Jottings
I love it and have read it so many times. I find Eustace Pedler a wonderful character. I recently re-read Destination Unknown and Thet Came to Baghdad which I also enjoy. I now feel I need to reread her earlier ones. The Secret Adversary is one I have not read cor a long time
Will do!
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2023 on Coming up - Books on my list at Random Jottings
I am currently taking a look at upcoming publications and have seen some titles that have sparked my interest. As you know, prior to and after my operation, my reading spark seemed to have taken a nap and it is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2023 at Random Jottings
I have also red her Grand Tour memoir which I found witty and amusing. I always felt she had a good sense of humour. Her portrayal of herself as Ariadne Oliver shows that. I love her earlier books sent in the 1920s, Secret of Chimnays, Seven Dials Mystery etc. Great fun.
I loved it. Kate very kindly sent me an advance copy to cheer me up when I came out of hospital and it helped enormously. I think a second one is already being written. Walking and healing coming along nicely x
Some of my favourite Christies are her stand alone novels, no Poirot or Miss Marple or the annoying Tommy and Tuppence, many of which are relatively unknown. I love The Man in the Brown Suit. This was published in 1922... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2023 at Random Jottings
Kate Hardy writes for Mills & Boon and a few years ago she, along with other guests, came to the Felixstowe Book Festival and we had a delightful session discussing romance. She has now turned her talents to what is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2023 at Random Jottings
Margaret thank you for your long comment and I am so sorry to hear you are having chemo. I have little to complain about other than an aching hip. The brain fog is lifting but I still feel very lethargic at times but know I have to be patient all good wishes x
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2023 on Reading fog at Random Jottings
It is slow but sure and the last week has been tiring. I just wish I could get all my strength back quickly but have to realise that this is not going to happe!
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2023 on Reading fog at Random Jottings
and a wave back to Cambridge! I will check these out thank you
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2023 on Reading fog at Random Jottings
I have a few Miss Read still to get through so will be looking at them in the next few days. Good week but tired today
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2023 on Reading fog at Random Jottings
As I have just commented in reply to Helen it has its ups and downs but getting there. I have been watching Strictly Come Dancing and when I saw Angela Rippon lift her leg up I though blimey I have no intention of trying that even with a new hip!
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2023 on Just dropping by…. at Random Jottings
It has its ups and downs. I am finding that after a busy day or t wo I am usually then exhausted the third day. Today was such a day and I have just spent most of it lying around in a heap. But I am getting there
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2023 on Just dropping by…. at Random Jottings
….I am sorry I have not been on Random cor a week or two. I am getting there and feeling better every day. 5000 Steps today. I could barely manage 300 before the op so delighted. still reading old favourites... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2023 at Random Jottings
Well I am getting there with the new hip. Walking so much easier. I am doing circuits of our communal gardens using crutches but indoors I am managing with just one or none at all which is hugely encouraging. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2023 at Random Jottings
Oh Nan I had plenty of meds. The nurses told me not to be stoic and take all that was on offer so I did! I have never had a major procedure in my life, for which I am grateful, and had no idea what to expect. When I came home I felt almost in a state of shock and it is taking me a while to adjust. But I am getting there!
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2023 on Random Hip - I am back at Random Jottings
I went out and walked round the communal gardens this afternoon. The sun was shining and I just needed some air. Then supper going in the oven. Thank goodness I cooked and stocked up,pre+op as I have little to do. The nights are difficult. I find it difficult to get comfortable and wake up frequently. But, this too, will pass!
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2023 on Random Hip - I am back at Random Jottings
Well here I am, new hip and all and before I embark on this ramble, I would like to say thank you to everyone for your good wishes and messages and emails. I know some of you follow me on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2023 at Random Jottings