My book club asked me to put together a list of the Caribbean and African authors that I read growing up in Grenada and Barbados as I sometimes mention them in the book club. So, of course, I roped my mother (retired language and literature teacher) and my sister (fellow book nut like me) in… Continue reading Favorite Caribbean Authors and Books
I think I may have mentioned in a previous post that I am on a self-imposed book buying embargo. I was doing really well until Booktopia 2017 came into my life. So I had to take a brief respite from my embargo. I mean you can’t go to a book event at a fabulous independent bookstore without… Continue reading Respite on Book Buying Embargo or Just Call it Booktopia 2017
Hello and Happy Spring to all you book lovers! So as you may (or may not) have noticed we didn’t post for April but for a very good reason. I was actually in France visiting Francine and we were both so busy that we decided to skip April and resume this month. I have to… Continue reading Sister Reads – Reading for Book Club, Booktopia, and Just Because
February was again a slow reading month but I did manage to get three books completed. I really need to step up the pace as I am currently 2 books behind for my reading challenge. Winter by Christopher Nicholson As I mentioned last month, Winter is the paring for Tess of the U’Durbervilles for my… Continue reading Sister Reads-An Allegorical Satire, a Dystopian Tragic Love Story, and a Fictionalized Biography
Looking for a quick, easy card to make, then dress up a basic printable. The card on the right is from one of Francine's Printably kits. I added rub ons, ribbon, a sentiment and voilà...a beautiful birthday card. How do you use printables?
At the beginning of this year I made a vow to not buy any yarn for at least the first six months of 2017. I just heard the collective gasp from all you knitters and crocheters out there...simmer down! Before you call the padded wagon for me I have a very good reason. I really… Continue reading What’s on my needles | My Self Imposed Yarn Embargo and UFOS
This is my third year of being gluten free, trust me it is not by choice, because if you know me well I am sure that you have benefited from what used to be my almost weekly cupcake baking. Because of the fact that my body had decided that gluten = yuck, my baking had… Continue reading The Baking Corner – Gluten Free 1 Min. Mug Cake