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Good Reads: 11 fantastic book club suggestions

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  I’ve belonged to all different types of book clubs. There was the couples only book club a while back, led by a literature graduate. Each session was a mini dissertation on the selected book (oh the pressure). Then there was the book club where we only picked classics. I left after I didn’t finish […]

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Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking

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I’ve just finished Quiet – The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking, by Susan Cain. It’s a fabulous feel good book for introverts and I can’t stop thinking about it. The premise is that while introverts make up 1/3 to 1/2 of the population, society is biased towards extroversion. Introversion is […]

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Khaled Hosseini’s flea market

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  The San Jose Flea Market, made famous by Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, is not far from where we are staying in California. One of the reasons the book resonated with me was because of the author’s connections with Silicon Valley, where I grew up. I visited the flea market as a child, and remember […]

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A day at the beach

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I’m thoroughly ensconced in California now. We’ve been here nearly two weeks and the girls are officially “tired” of Mexican food. One can never tire of the beach though, and here are some pics from a recent trip to Santa Cruz…    Where we collected lots of shells!   And made this sand castle. OK, I […]

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My perfect day in San Francisco, kids included

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Everyone has their own idea of a perfect day in a favourite city– a secret haunt, restaurant, coffee shop or that special view. If you get it right, it's like putting on your favourite sweater. I lived in San Francisco in the 90s when I was single, upwardly mobile and thought I was the luckiest person […]

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18 really good book club suggestions from mums that read (and blog)

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I really need to watch more telly

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I’ve always been hopeless when it comes to recognising celebs. Fifteen years ago when I was fresh-off-the-silicon-valley-boat and seated right next to Chris Evans at a press lunch at Langhams, I was more interested in the tech exec at the table. Later, the agency director whispered in my ear, don’t you know who that was? Well not much has changed. Last […]

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Little House in the Thames Valley

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Who would you cast for The Help?

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50 great book club suggestions from British mum bloggers

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The best  book club recommendations come from those that write and read, a lot. I asked the British Mummy Bloggers social network for their best reads  … and they sent me more than 50 recommendations! This list has a summer slant, but all look like good picks. I’ve given credit to the contributor after each entry. Enjoy! 1. The Boy With […]

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