Author Archives: Elpi

The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes

This book stared at me, slim and effortlessly attractive, from the bookshelves of my favourite Manchester bookstore. I had heard the praise for writer Julian Barnes and everyone knows that The Sense of an Ending won the 2011 Man Booker … Continue reading

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Moussaka – An authentic recipe using home-grown seasonal produce

                Moussaka Feeds 6 Calories per portion: Don’t ask Time: 2 hours plus 45-60 min oven time Serve with salad   Ingredients: 2lbs minced beef 2-3 aubergines 2-3 large potatoes Salt / Pepper … Continue reading

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I’m no fun when it comes to holiday planning

In a few days, I will be on a plane, sipping cheap champagne costing a small fortune. No, I won’t be celebrating the beginning of the holiday, but the ending of the weeks of preparation I’ve had to put into … Continue reading

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Versatile Bloggers Award – This is me!

The lovely Clare Kirkpatrick has kindly nominated me for a Versatile Bloggers Award. What’s this? Google it. It’s fascinating and a wonderful way to get to know new bloggers. Thank you so much Clare for offering me the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Twetiquette: Why have I unfollowed you?

I vividly remember my first few days on Twitter. They were scary. There I was, having to post my first tweet to the Twitterverse, blindly. It felt like going to a party where everybody knows each other and you are … Continue reading

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Louboutins, writing goals and addictions

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I have a dirty secret. Shoes. Call it a fetish. Or an addiction. I don’t mind. My family and close friends have already tried the whole intervention thing. It’s futile. I have over two hundred pairs of shoes, so I … Continue reading

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Loving the World Book Night concept

I’m currently reading Sarah Waters, The Fingersmith which a twitter friend sent to me, courtesy of World Book Night. I think the concept behind World Book Night is genius. The objective? Get more people to read. How? Hand out books … Continue reading

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Gardening

Here I go again. After completely going over the top on veg growing last year, I decided this year, I wasn’t going to do so much. Spring has just about started and a quick look through my seed box and … Continue reading

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