The film is never as good as the book

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Over the years, I’ve grown accustomed to seeing favourite books adapted for the screen. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Call the Midwife, Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Famous Five, Pollyanna, Little Women, Heidi, Black Beauty, the list goes on… As a life long book lover, I have to confess a screen adaptation…

A severe dose of real life…

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These last two weeks, you seem to have been struck by a severe dose of real life. Behind at work, stuff to do around the house, Doctors appointments with your mum, an emergency dash to the Apple store, catching up with friends, a visit from the Canberra Corbett’s, a family lunch, braving BodyStep class, cycling…

The wrap up

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Five weeks is a long time to be away from home but, truth be told, this holiday has been in the planning for years. It was the first time, I’d travelled to the UK with Andrew. The first time I’d shown him the country where I was born. The place, against all odds, I still…

Week one – roundabouts

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Week one of our holiday has been dominated by the word Roundabouts. There are about 25,000 roundabouts in the UK. I estimate around 24,000 of them are in Wales. Okay, so maybe an exaggeration. But perception is reality and, when I talk about roundabouts, I don’t mean innocent traffic islands around which a single lane…