Just when we were settling into the idea of Autumn… Winter arrived. this is not a bad thing, at this stage it is a bit of let’s get stuck into cold days and cocoa’o clock and get along with things as best we can, with piles of books we can wait until summer returns…
Lovely Links from This Week
- Load shedding is playing havoc with any blogging plans I might have… after a week of candlelight dinners Petit Elephant explains.
- The brilliant Alisa Burke writes about Hiking with a toddler.
- Looking for a bookish blog… there are several shining literary stars in this post on Wild Rumpus.
- Must follow Instagram accounts for teens and new users… on TeachMaMa.com
- This was such an interesting post… packed with things that I have never thought of: How to use Pinterest to Complement Your Media Kit by Jimmie Lanley.
- Just for fun: I’ve said it before and I will say it again: You really want to follow the Guardian’s “How to Draw” series… this week’s project is a hungry T-Rex.
- Gotta… love… 25 Idioms to teach your kids during the dog days of summer… but the fabulous Heather Sanders.
- A Blast From the Past:
And the se7en + 1th link:
Book of the Week
Without a Trace by Lesley Pearce and Published by Penguin Random House, South Africa: This weekend I gifted my self with a book and plenty of time on the couch… to be honest that wasn’t my intention but once I had begun I found myself heading off to read just a chapter here and there… I wanted to know what was happening next. On the surface the book looks a little like “pottering about in the English Countryside of 1953, the year of the Coronation. But actually it is an intriguing mystery, in fact a murder mystery that the heroine Molly Haywood sets out to resolve. Molly is just a regular gal working in the family shop, under an oppressive father. Cassie and Petal enter the scene as a single mom and her young daughter, trying to settle in to a new and fresh beginning. The town is prickly and narrow minded… and are nothing short of mean and down right unaccepting of her. All except Molly. Molly and Cassie become firm friends.
The book begins on Coronation Day… a village celebration is in full force and Molly is so concerned that her friends are not enjoying the festivities that she heads out into a raging storm, to see what has happened to them. She does not expect, and no one in the small village would have, to find Cassie murdered and left on the floor of her cottage, and Petal has vanished without a trace. One feels that the village is would rather sweep the whole event under the carpet… But Molly breaks free from her father’s tyranny and heads for London to find the truth. This book was a great read, a bit of holiday in the midst of life. I really enjoyed it.
Without a Trace by Lesley Pearce was given to us for review purposes by Penguin Random House South Africa, we were not paid for this review and the opinions expressed are as usual our own.
That’s us… Hope your weekend has been a fabulous one and we are so looking forward to another week of blogging with you all…