August 2021 | Books & Links



Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro

Whilst I am not a fan of all of his books – I didn’t like ‘The Remains of the Day’ for instance – I have enjoyed some of Ishiguro’s books over the years, and so I put this one down on my reservations list at the library once the system was up and running again. The story follows Klara, an artificial friend designed for lonely children and teenagers, from her early days of sunbathing and people watching in a shop on a busy city street, waiting to be bought and taken home by a child, to her life in the months and years that follow, as a faithful, observant friend to a teenager with an unspecified chronic health condition which leaves her bed bound.

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An Anniversary Trip to Oxford


It rained on our wedding anniversary this year, and so we postponed our plans to visit Oxford by a few days so that we could enjoy the day and be outside as much as possible. I’m so glad we did, because the day we visited – Tuesday gone – was warm and sunny, perfect for a long walk along the river into the city.

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Blackberry & Apple Picking with Mum and Dad


Some of my favourite photos (and a video) of my parents in recent years, blackberry and apple picking in fields near their home. This blog is more of a personal journal of daytrips and adventures and gets very little traffic – and that’s just fine – but on the off chance that you stumble upon this post having found my blog through one of my tutorials, please let this set of photos act as a reminder to capture moments with your own family. We tend to only photograph and video the high days and holidays, the highlights reel of our lives, but to me the everyday moments are the ones I treasure the most.

It was a simple afternoon of blackberry and apple picking, but it was such a lovely way to spend time together.

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