Mar 22, 2015

Centre Of The Universe

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March 22, 2015

Mar 17, 2015

Just Read: Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs

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March 17, 2015

I'm an enormous fan of the television series 'Bones' but have never ventured into reading the novels upon which the series is based. Having found the first in the series hidden away on a top shelf in one of my favourite second-hand book stores, I decided there was no time like the present.

Mar 14, 2015

Just Read: Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli

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March 14, 2015

This novel is one of those that will haunt you, not only because of what happens in the novel but because of your own personal knowledge of what happened during the Holocaust.

Mar 10, 2015

New Floors: In Progress

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March 10, 2015

We've been staying in our home now for over five years, and have been living with the same carpets since then - carpets that were here when we moved in and who knows how long before that. We've been deliberating over doing the floors for ages, and finally decided to take the plunge.

If we can survive the mess that came with our bathroom fix-up, we can survive this!

Mar 6, 2015

#CapeFire: Firemen are heroes everywhere

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March 6, 2015

The fires destroying swathes of lands and lives in Cape Town is the biggest news in South Africa this week, and the media has applauded the local community for everything it has been doing for those affected in the fire. But the coverage rings hollow to me.

Mar 4, 2015

The Devil in Your Deodorant

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By Veronidae (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
March 4, 2015

I've been doing a lot of reading in the last few years about the substances that our bodies are absorbing through our beauty products, many of which have been discovered to be harmful and some of which are thought to cause early puberty in girls as young as seven. This should be a concern for those of us with children.