The dreaded fish pie! For someone (such as myself), who finds mashed potato to be vile vile and vile, walking in the door after school and seeing it was going to be that for dinner was always a huge disappointment, because as well as always hating mashed potato, I have always been a greedy little pig, my grandfather would regularly exclaim that “the girl's got hollow legs”. It was of course generally accepted that fish pie night was to be endured, white fish poached in milk and then slathered with a if you were lucky cheese sauce, if not a white 'bechamel!' sauce with a few herbs, and then topped with the dreaded mash and baked in the oven. My tastes have since then matured, somewhat, and I love fish, in fact I think its safe to say I am more a fish than a meat kinda girl.
Shadow of Time is a slow starter! The first few chapters seemed to go by at a very slow pace, the story of Hannah, a young newly qualified teacher, and her brother Ben's vacation, it seemed it was going to be another YA novel of angst, swoons and crushes with of course the obligatory bit of the paranormal thrown in!
With two girls aged 7 and 5 fashion sometimes can be circles of trial and error as the girls go through their own individual styles and tastes, so it was no surprise to see their excitement when the lovely pink package from Popband came through the door.
A smart phone is a must have for most of us, gone are the days when its ok for your phone to just do what a phone should do, and make calls! Now we expect to be able to surf the net, take brilliant pictures, play games, watch videos, connect instantly with friends and keep the all important social media up to date; and of course it must do all those mobile phone basics of making a call and texting.
NAME: Fitzwilliam Darcy
ABOUT: If you are somewhere in your mid-thirties, or perhaps a little younger, or even a little older – in fact if you are female (or perhaps male) – actually you could be anyone of any age.......then the name Mr Darcy conjures up that image of maleness, grrrr'ness and a delicious bit of dark broodiness! I admit I had not read Pride and Prejudice, until after the BBC's drama starring the delightful Colin Firth (who of course also starred as Mark Darcy in the Bridget Jones films the first of which was rather loosely based upon the novel) as Fitzwilliam Darcy, and it is true to say that the two are not terribly alike, although I thought Firth captured the essence of Austin's writing of the character.