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‘LUCIFER’ SEASON 2: EPISODES 1-3 WHO IS ‘MUM’ AND IS SHE DANGEROUS?

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Oct 142016
 
‘LUCIFER’ SEASON 2: EPISODES 1-3 WHO IS ‘MUM’ AND IS SHE DANGEROUS?

It felt as if the wait would never end but finally Lucifer hit the small screens again at the end of September and boy, was the wait worth it. “Everything’s coming up Lucifer”, “Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire” and “Sin Eater” have already aired. If you haven’t caught up yet, then don’t worry here’s […]

Inside Out Movie Review

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Oct 162015
 
Inside Out Movie Review

There are not many films my toddler will sit through, but Inside Out is one of them. Because my little ankle biter loved it, I would give this movie from Disney/Pixar 5 stars. What did I/he like about it? I enjoyed it as an adult but I loved watching my child’s reaction to it. He’s only […]

JUPITER ASCENDING REVIEW – WHY I LOVED IT

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Feb 212015
 
JUPITER ASCENDING REVIEW - WHY I LOVED IT

Warning my Jupiter ascending review will contain some spoilers (but they are not that bad). Having read and watched dozens of reviews for Jupiter Ascending, I was a little worried about going to see it for our annual trip to the cinema on Valentine’s day (thanks for babysitting mum!). We watched it in 3D and […]

Holiday Review: Parkdean Holiday Park, Mullion

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May 302014
 
Holiday Review: Parkdean Holiday Park, Mullion

Summary Accommodation: 2 Stars Entertainment: 4 Stars Food: 4 Stars Overall: 3 Stars In the interests of full disclosure this is the third time I have stayed in a caravan but I don’t remember the other two times. We have always stayed in holiday cottages, apartments or hotels so I have been used to a […]

Top 10 of the greatest books to read before you die – and they are free…

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Mar 022014
 
Top 10 of the greatest books to read before you die – and they are free…

I’ve got my librarian’s hat on for this post. To celebrate the publication of my A Simpler Guide to Finding Free eBooks, I decided at 1 in the morning to write a post about the top 10 books to read before you die that are available for free. Little did I know it would take […]

Dec 232013
 
A disappointing visit to see Santa at the Celtic Manor hotel, Newport

We went to see Santa the other day. All three of us set off an hour early, bundled together in our warmest garb ready to meet the elements. The traffic was heavier than we were expecting, but we arrived in plenty of time to find a space in what seemed a packed parking lot. As […]

Aug 102012
 
THE Carnegie Event

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

Just another school book fair

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Jul 132012
 
Just another school book fair

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

Living Social: The case of the Devilled Egg

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Apr 212012
 
Living Social: The case of the Devilled Egg

Regular readers of my blog might have noticed that I have been on a few Living Social Events during my time. I’ve taken to blogging a few of these, Fat Attack, CSI weekend and a Newquay weekend. These blog posts were noticed by the guys at Living Social and they offered me a free Bloggers […]

Book Review – A Crack in the line by Michael Lawrence

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Apr 202012
 

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

Living Social Deal: CSI Weekend – Who murdered the Lord?

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Apr 112012
 
Living Social Deal: CSI Weekend - Who murdered the Lord?

Another great Living Social Deal attracted my friend to pester me with emails asking if I would like to go. When I saw what it was, how could I possibly refuse? The CSI deal was for a night in the sumptious Down Hall with dinner and breakfast included. The dinner also included the case files […]

The Hunger Games (film/movie) Review by Ceri Clark

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Apr 042012
 
The Hunger Games (film/movie) Review by Ceri Clark

I have wanted to see a film version of the Hunger Games ever since I read the book as part of a book club I belonged to. There was unanimous approval for the book and some members read the whole series as a result. So I went to watch the film with high expectations and […]

Living Social holiday, elements of amazing with a dash of disaster – the EPIC journey to Newquay

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Mar 252012
 
Living Social holiday, elements of amazing with a dash of disaster - the EPIC journey to Newquay

I probably should do a few more present day posts so this one is about my recent visit to Newquay. How long do you think it would take to go from Newport in South Wales to Newquay? 3 hours, 4? Well, if you believe National Rail around 4 hours, however if you actually go there […]

The Woodcutter by Kate Danley

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Nov 072011
 
The Woodcutter by Kate Danley

I read this book while holidaying in Cypress. I finished it in two days which is a reflection of how good it is. I can spend months reading a book I’m not keen on and have been known to cheekily take a sneak peak at Wikipedia for the synopsis to bluff my way through a […]

Oct 172011
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab for Writing

I’ve recently bought the Galaxy Tab 10.1. I primarily bought this as a reading device but I wanted something that wasn’t too heavy but which I could write on. Hardware: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (running Android with ADW) Samsung bluetooth keyboard case (the official one) I can’t praise the tablet enough. I wanted something that was […]

The death of Torberta Turchin by Shannon Mawhiney

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Sep 182011
 
The death of Torberta Turchin by Shannon Mawhiney

I don’t often give five stars for a book, but I’m learning to reserve them for books that really wow me, the death of Torberta Turchin is such a book. The story I would say is aimed at the young adult market, but at the advanced age in my, ahem, early thirties, I certainly enjoyed […]

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Fantasy Book Review: Shifting Fate by Alexis Leno

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Sep 032011
 
Fantasy Book Review: Shifting Fate by Alexis Leno

  As a not-so-secret romantic, I loved Shifting Fate. Set in a world where fate is predetermined by a Goddess, a force for evil is unleashed to change the destiny of the world. The current ruling family took control by battling the former Royal Family. Who is to say if they were right or not […]

Don’t feed the Fairies by Eileen Gormley

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Jun 242011
 
Don't feed the Fairies by Eileen Gormley

My favourite book of 2011! The fairies of the title are really aliens who live off the life force of other living things. Turns out humans are the tastiest and the heroine intends to farm us. Luckily she learns the error of her ways and when she is captured along with several good looking males […]

Jun 082011
 
Realm Hunter: Pursuit of the Silver Dirk by Bob Greenwade

Bob Greenwade has created a compelling universe where we move from world to world in search of a master criminal. Bear Waters accepts a job to solve the crime of the Silver Dirk. People have been hurt but what seems strange to Bear is that they are never killed. Still, blood is drawn which leads […]