Love Magic by Jesi Lea Ryan

jlr love magic

Loved this cute quick read Valentine’s story about Oliver and Derrick, that literally has magic in the air!

The characters were interesting and the storyline was enjoyable.

Would read again

5 Stars *****

Grumble Monkey and the Department Store Elf ~ by B.G. Thomas


I love this sparkling heart-warming Christmas story featuring Nick St. George (the Grumble Monkey) and Kit Jefferies (the Department Store Elf).

For me it is a book I can come back to and read time and time again.  Which I have, as this is the second time around!

5 Stars *****

High Marks for Murder ~ A Bellehaven House Mystery #01 by Rebecca Kent.

rk high marks

First in the Bellehaven House Mysteries by Rebecca Kent (aka Kate Kingsbury).

This is the second time that I have read this book.  The first time was back when it first came out in paperback in 2008.

Set in a Edwardian ladies finishing school.  This is a light enjoyable read with some interesting characters and plot lines.

Available in ebook/Kindle.

3 Stars ***



Jack Savoretti – Singing To Strangers – CD album

What More Can I Do?

From the moment I heard ‘Candlelight’ with it’s violin intro that sounded like something from the movie ‘The Italian Job’ and Jack’s husky voice singing, I was hooked.

Unlike many albums where there may be one or two songs that you like, I can honestly say that there is not a single song on this album that I do not like.

For me Jack Savoretti’s ‘Singing to Strangers’ is the best album to come out this year.

5 Stars *****

Pumpkins in Paradise ~ A TJ Jenson Paradise Lake Mystery #1 by Kathi Daley


This is the second time I have read this book, but the first time that I have listened to it. Narrated by Coleen Marlo and just as enjoyable the second time round as it was the first time.

TJ Jensen is juggling her job as a coach at the high school, working at the family lakeside resort and bringing up 2 very young half-sisters. She really could have done without finding her good friend Zackary Collins dead in his favourite chair.

But looking over the scene of where he died, things look out of place to TJ. But the handsome new deputy in town, closes the case as a natural death, without to her answering the “how” or “why”.

So TJ sets out to find the answers. Along the way picking up puzzles that Zackary has left for her to solve.

I really enjoyed this exciting new mystery series featuring TJ Jensen. With a great set of characters. Well plotted and written. And even brought a tear to my eye at one point (or it must have been a speck of dust making them water!)

Will be planning on reading more of this series.

Another sleepless night…

I should have gotten used to not being able to get to sleep at night…

But it is still annoying!

Why is it happening?

Mainly due to the medications that I’m on, which puts me to sleep when I would prefer to be awake and keeps me awake when I would rather be sleeping.  Also the fact that I’m in pain and discomfort in various parts of my body, have a throbbing head and a brain that is active for a change…go figure!

The pain and discomfort are probably due to the fact that I tried to do some much needed housework…as in a pre spring clean…only started to do my bedroom and haven’t got much done.   My energy level only goes for a few minutes at a time before it peters out and I have to rest.

I would read or listen to an audiobook, but with the throbbing in my head and the scattered thoughts racing around in my brain, I’m surprised that I’m able to write even this…it will probably read like a lot of mumbo jumbo, and I will have to stop soon, as my fingers joints are hurting.

Will have another go at going to sleep…but don’t hold your breath!

Ayres On The Air – Series 3 ~ BBC Radio 4 ~ starring Pam Ayres

pa aota 3

The third series of Ayres On The Air starring our National Treasure Pam Ayres, with Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead.

The series was originally made for BBC Radio 4, with a collection of sketches, poems and anecdotes.

With Pam’s droll incites, wicked sense of humour, all mixed in with her classic Stanford-in-the-Vale, Oxfordshire county tones, will brighten your day and make you smile.

5 Stars*****

Ayres On The Air – Series 2 ~ BBC Radio 4 ~ Starring Pam Ayres

pam ayres

Pam Ayres has the droll wit and prose that I just love. She is a delight to listen to. Includes sketches, poems and anecdotes. 

The series was originally made for BBC Radio 4 and stars Pam Ayres, Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead.

She will brighten your day and make you laugh.

In time I will get and listen to all the series made.  I have listen to this a couple of times, and keep coming back for more.

5 Stars*****