Reading Jamaica Inn for Daphne du Maurier Reading Week

Once again this year, Ali is hosting her Daphne du Maurier Reading Week – a fabulous opportunity for DDM fans to re-read beloved favourites, and for DDM newbies like me, to discover more of her writing.

My first DDM novel was Rebecca, which was my choice for last year’s reading week and I absolutely loved it. This year I picked Jamaica Inn. Continue reading

Jigging About in Lockdown

If you were hoping for a lively post about home-based boogie, you will be sadly disappointed and I recommend you look away now.

But if, like us, you have re-discovered some gentler pursuits during lockdown, grab a cuppa and snuggle down (click any picture to enlarge).

Hub and I both used to enjoy doing jigsaws as children.  Hub once tackled a 5,000 piece affair, juggling several boards of pieces which had to be gently eased from under the bed to be worked on. I tended to go for smaller puzzles and have fond memories of one in particular – it was a circular and very beautiful picture of the signs of the zodiac.  Because it was round, the individual pieces were satisfyingly odd.  I also remember one that was a picture of Scottish mountains.  Little did I know then that I would now be living (relatively) near by! Continue reading