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Loving Tea, a Squishy Sofa and a Good Book

I love tea, and I love a big squishy sofa, and I love a good book. The Tea You all know how I love tea, and how I go in and out of phases with flavours and ingredients. Lately I’ve found myself craving ginger tea and its flavour in general. So I am being soothed by a new tea from Brew Tea Co, ‘Lemon and Ginger’ which was delivered in exciting and pretty packaging. The Sofa My priority buy when I moved to my nest in North Yorkshire was a big sofa where I could curl up with a good book, and day dream while looking out onto my garden whatever the weather.  The Book Life gets busier and we concentrate more of our time on flicking through snippet sized bits of info on our phones. All this is not good for our poor little brains! That’s why I love the Book Club at my local pub QOTT. This month we are reading Girl at War by Sara Novic – Growing up in Zagreb in …


Here we are in that rather strange time period – between Christmas and New Year. ‘Twixtmas’ The period between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve presents an opportunity to do something different. It gives the chance to take stock, do things we don’t normally get time to do. As this is a time to reflect on the year soon to be behind us all, I have lots of high spots and some lows to remember. The highs – I thought I’d pinch some images from the last 12 months, together with a few words of wisdom,  and ‘voila’!  

Book Club

Reading is a solitary activity but when a book has moved or stimulated you it’s natural to want to discuss it with someone else. A book club gives you that opportunity. Also, a group encourages you to think a bit more about the books you read – why you like some, hate others. New to my village I was thrilled to join the Book Club at my local pub, The Queen o’ t’ owd Thatch. We meet on a monthly basis and occupy a cosy corner in the pub. Meeting monthly gives everyone a chance to get hold of the book selected. Interestingly a mix of readers use iPad, Kindle and the good old ‘hard copy’. We take turns in picking a book which gives us the opportunity to read a wide range of authors and be introduced to some new ones. The person who has nominated this month’s book might then introduce it by saying why she chose it. We talk about our reaction to the book we have just read – did we …