Go vegetarian for a week #21

We had pizzas on Monday and as the pepperoni and chicken one was going fast and the vegetable one was going spare I tucked into that. I realised that I hadn’t eaten any meat for the last 24hours so better late than never I decided to tick off another one of my 101 challenges, to be meat free for a week.

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Jeremys, Borde Hill – Restaurant Review

Before my 101 in 1001 challenges began, I hadn’t visited Jeremy’s Restaurant in Borde Hill, now I have the pleasure to say I have been twice and after my most recent visit, it is now officially my favourite local restaurant.

The first time I visited was December 2017 to celebrate my brother in law’s (special) birthday. There were 10 of us in the party and we were a little worried that it would be too ‘Christmassy’ in December but we needn’t have worried. Although there were Christmas decorations up, they were subtle, tasteful and not garish at all making the restaurant very pretty.

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A long long time ago – a lifetime away.

In someone’s life, there are many defining factors that shape who you are. Factors can be positive or negative, people, events, experiences or health to name just a few.

Approaching 50 (have I mentioned that before?) I do wonder what the key factors have been in my life so far? Obviously besides my wonderful family, who mean everything to me and are a constant, I guess I can split my life into three very distinctive chunks.

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Play Pooh Sticks with Isla. #101in1001 #8


Play Pooh Sticks with Isla. #101in1001 #8

I always count my blessing that we live only twenty minutes away from my happy place, the glorious Ashdown Forest in Sussex. Ashdown was one of the reasons we moved to East Grinstead many moons ago and since then I have always enjoyed our rambles through its wooded copses and over its rolling hills with my family.

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The Little Paris Bookshop| Nina George | Mini Review

Official Blurb

On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a ‘literary apothecary’, for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers.

The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read. His memories and his love have been gathering dust – until now. The arrival of an enigmatic new neighbour in his eccentric apartment building on Rue Montagnard inspires Jean to unlock his heart, unmoor the floating bookshop and set off for Provence, in search of the past and his beloved.


My View (no spoilers)

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Out and About: In Nottingham

When I dropped Charlie off at University the most I saw of Nottingham was a retail park where we picked up a few last bits. I left and I hadn’t seen Nottingham at all.

We had our first opportunity to look around when we visited her during half term. Charlie, by now, knew the town centre fairly well (and naturally one or ten nightclubs) but she welcomed the opportunity to look around some of the touristy places with her family.

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