Beyond the Bookcase – Anne of the Island, Lucy Maud Montgomery.

veiligplekje: Cover art for Anne of the Island...

Rachel With An E? – Anne With An E? Sense a theme here? My blog is in homage to Anne Shirley of the Anne of Green Gables books by Lucy Maud Montgomery. As like Anne I to get frustrated when people mis-spell my name as Rachael when it is Rachel. Also like Anne I’m always reminding people my name is Rachel With An E! The Anne of Green Gables series are some of my all time favourite books. But, I confess until recently I had not read past the first two books Anne of Green Gables (1908) and Anne of Avonlea (1909).

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Beyond the Bookcase: Reads for February

Let’s face it February is a dreary, dreich, and somewhat dank month when it comes to weather. Now don’t get me wrong I love being outside in nearly all weathers but as I write this the rain is coming down in torrents against the window outside. Not ideal walking weather. So what to do? Stay inside with a good book and a lovely cup of tea. Read on for the Beyond the Bookcase recommendations for February.

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Beyond the Bookcase: Daisy Chain: a novel of The Glasgow Girls by Maggie Ritchie

On my extended trip to Scotland last August I took time out to visit one of my favourite parts of Scotland; the small fishing village and artists town of Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway in south-west Scotland. I had deliberately picked up Daisy Chain: a novel of The Glasgow Girls by Maggie Ritchie which is set in Kirkcudbright as well as Glasgow and other foreign locations.

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Viva Espana ! Palma’s Architectural Gems.

Following on from my last post about my trip to Palma, Mallorca last September let’s go on a walk through the back streets of the old town of Palma and explore the architectural gems of one of Spain’s most magical cities.

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Keep Your Money Safe. Budget Planning Tips.

 

As someone who struggles to save money on a regular basis due to having dyscalculia (basically dyslexia but with numbers) and not understanding the ‘logic’ behind numbers trying to save money is an ongoing struggle.

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