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Category Archives: Books Diane Recommends

The roaming begins

“Like small gods, children formed their miniature worlds out of clay, or even just words. To them, the truth was never simple.” “In childhood, Lib remembered, family seemed as necessary and inescapable as a ring of mountains. One never imagined that as the decades went by, one might drift into an unbounded country. It struck […]

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My top 5 Favourite books, read in 2016

Aha, you caught me straying from my once-a-week only-on-Mondays post. I thought I’d slot this in as a little extra FYI. Although I do keep up my comments (as a sort of review) on Goodreads, I often forget to at least mention some of my favourite books here for you. Feel free to catch up […]

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mink river

“Rained gently last night, just enough to wash the town clean, and then today a clean crisp fat spring day, the air redolent, the kind of green minty succulent air you’d bottle if you could and snort greedily on bleak, wet January evenings when the streetlights hzzzt on at four in the afternoon and all […]

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Good glorious Morning

Good glorious morning to you. So, picking up from last week’s post, now we’ve left Rome and we’re getting acquainted with the cruise ship. It’s beginning to feel like a daunting task selecting and sharing “just the right” photos from our trip. I took so many and there are few duplicates so each has some […]

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where morning greets you with a drum roll

I live … where morning greets you with a drum roll where tree bark and rock is lichen covered and carpets of moss create enchanting verdant forests, amazing travellers and residents alike where mornings wrap around you with the aromas of sweet wet cedar and salty air where daily the barking of sea lions and screeching of seagulls serenade those […]

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