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2011-03-25 09:58
I popped into Marks and Spencer today to buy some tights, after a visit to the doctor to get the results of my second blood test. He confirmed that I have had glandular fever, but although i… Read More
2011-03-18 15:30
I'm back in Oxford now, after a week's rest at home, and I'm pleased to report that the penicillin and steroids worked their magic and my throat cleared up very quickly. I'm still extremely… Read More
Of The Unexpected
2011-03-10 18:17
Well, life really is full of surprises, isn't it? I did not expect, this time last week, that I would now be sitting in my bed at home, dosed up to the eyeballs on penicillin and steroids, a… Read More
Of Dressing Up In The Kitchen
2011-03-03 17:09
I'm rather behind on my target for Persephone Reading Weekend, as my very busy weekend and return to Oxford means that I've so far only managed to read the first three of Irene Nemirovsky's… Read More
2011-02-14 12:10
Sir William Cornwallis the Younger (c.1579 - 1614), 'Of Loue' from Essayes (1600):It is a pretty soft thing this same Loue, an excellent company keeper; full of gentlenesse and affabilitie;… Read More
2011-02-11 12:55
Although I didn't exactly do very well with my report of the last Persephone Reading Week, which unfortunately arrived just as I fell off the edge of the blogging world, I am extremely excit… Read More
Of Tea And Crumpets
2011-02-04 14:07
I spent most of my life thinking that -- unaccountably for an English person -- I Didn't Like Tea (shock! horror! perhaps it's the Greek blood!), or coffee, for that matter. When I was litt… Read More
2011-02-02 14:13
My oh my, what a long time it's been since there was any frivolous activity on here! I don't know whether there's anyone still out there, but a big hello and a belated Happy New Year to you… Read More
Of Persephone Reading Week
2010-05-03 13:45
I am very excited as today marks the beginning of Persephone Reading Week, co-hosted by Verity at The B Files and Claire at Paperback Reader.As I mentioned a few days ago, I have three new P… Read More

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