READING PLACES: SWEET PEA CAFE

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Sweet Pea Cafe is a cosy little find situated in West Kirby. They offer a range of sweet and savoury pancakes as well as other delicious delights. I visited on a lovely sunny day, and along with the mandatory cuppa, I had a delicious brie and bacon open sandwich, which was heavenly.

If you need to walk off your feast its only a short distance to the waterfront. It’s so peaceful there you might be tempted to visit anyway!

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BOOKISH BITES: Easter Treats

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Here’s a bonus post today as an Easter treat! I got to spend the weekend at home, getting reacquainted with my old book collections, drinking a nice cider in a beer garden and doing an Easter egg hunt. You’re never too old to run around the kitchen, collecting a trail of mini eggs (if you ask me). What I wasn’t expecting was the delights at the end of my hunt. My mother knows me too well. She bought me a lovely iron infuser tea pot giving all my loose leaf teas the perfect place to brew. Not only that, I got some exotic teas from Whittards of Chelsea which I’m so excited to try this spring.

 

I hope you all had an equally enjoyable Easter weekend!!

 

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REVIEW: Saints & Sinners by Edna O’Brien

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“She said the reason that love is so painful is that it always amounts to two people wanting more than two people can give.”

Edna O’Brien, Saints & Sinners (2011)

Love takes many forms in Edna O’Brien’s Saints & Sinners but disappointment is often intrinsically linked with it. It’s not all that surprising really, because love means expectations. Its basic human nature to want, what we have will never seem as promising as what we imagine, and isn’t that where the problem lies?

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BOOKISH FINDS: Literary Things

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I was doing so well, really well actually. I almost got the number of books I had bought but hadn’t read under a two digit figure (not including the library books I loaned) and I went and ruined it all with a trip to my trusty local Oxfam shop. The best (and the worst) thing about going to charity shops is that you end up finding things you hadn’t known you wanted. It’s a great way to discover a new book or author. Maybe thats why I find it physically impossible to stop myself from stepping inside once I’m on the right street. Here are my buys:

  • Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
  • Going the Distance edited by Alan Beard
  • Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor
  • The Oxford Book of Short Stories by V. S. Pritchett
  • How to be a Dragonfly by Patricia Debney
  • The Floating Man by Katherine Towers

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