Wise words in a notebook

Now that I’m getting my life back on track I’ve started writing again. During my thirty months of chemotherapy I wrote lots of blog posts on both this blog and elsewhere. I stopped writing blogs in 2020 as I’d too many other things to contend with. My bowel cancer surgery was in March followed by…… Continue reading Wise words in a notebook

5 Literary Quotes to Celebrate National Cabbage Day!

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Dorothy L Sayers Remorse is eating his soul like a caterpillar in a cabbage. Beatrix Potter Peter lost one of his shoes among the cabbages, and the other shoe amongst the potatoes. H L Mencken An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a…… Continue reading 5 Literary Quotes to Celebrate National Cabbage Day!

A Room with a View of Violets in February

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The special flower for the month of February is the violet. The violet signifies watchfulness, loyalty, and faithfulness. Give a violet to someone to let them know you’ll always be there for them. In A Room with a View, E.M Forster has a lovely description of violets. The ground gave way, and with a cry…… Continue reading A Room with a View of Violets in February

Special flower for June

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Humility, chastity and sweetness are the characteristics of June’s special flower – the rose. But he who dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose. Anne Brontë An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup. H.L. Mencken I feel…… Continue reading Special flower for June

7 Favourite Howards End Quotes

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We loved the BBC adaptation of Howards End which concluded on Sunday evening. First published in 1910, E.M. Forster’s literary masterpiece is bursting with quotables. I hope you enjoy these: While her lips talked culture, her heart was planning to invite him to tea. To trust people is a luxury in which only the wealthy…… Continue reading 7 Favourite Howards End Quotes