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Bedrooms and Books at Seven

Bedrooms and Books at Seven

ChickPea turned seven recently, and, as I do, I changed up her bedroom as part of her birthday present. I admit, the 'birthday bedroom change-up' has become a thing, maybe a beast I should not have...

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Grief, Widowhood and Books

Grief, Widowhood and Books

Unsurprisingly, I've collected a large number of books on grief over the years. My brother died six years ago and my favourite Aunt died two weeks before Dan died. Sadly, I'm a grief veteran. I'm...

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The Dromkeen Librarians Award

The Dromkeen Librarians Award

Gone are the days of me tripping off around the place at the drop of a hat and leaving ChickPea and PudStar at home...those days came to a crashing halt when Dan died, so it was both a treat and a...

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Six Months of Grief

Six Months of Grief

Long post alert...because #grieftown. (updated 27/4/2020) I still cannot wrap my head around how our lives have changed forever. I don't understand how a 40 year old father, husband, son, brother,...

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Every Writer Needs an Office

Every Writer Needs an Office

So. I'm writing a book. Allegedly. Dear glory I hope Kristina from UQP is not reading this...but I promise it will one day sit alongside those lovely UQP spines above! It's been a *&%@#$ of a...

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‘Fairy Dancers’ Bedroom

‘Fairy Dancers’ Bedroom

It would be fair to say that for ChickPea and PudStar, one of their favourite books of the past year would be 'The Fairy Dancers' by Natalie Jane Prior and Cheryl Orsini - my interview with author...

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