A Dude doodle

Posted On 29 June 2014

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Okay, I don’t draw but occasionally I doodle.  This is my dog Dude.  He’s a bit of a so and so.  Mad as a box of frogs in fact – he buries things in corners of the house under imaginary leaves.  He has mad half hour where he runs all over the house at top speed.  He loves the hosepipe and sleeping on my daughter’s bed!  As I highlighted him in green – he had to become an alien dog – in the background is his spaceship (not a flying fried egg!)  You’ll all be pleased to know that I don’t doodle often….

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Can you Guess the Film from this location????

Posted On 11 December 2013

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We’ve just been away for a few days to Seville which is a lovely City, the people are incredibly friendly, the lifestyle chilled out, the food delicious and the place packed with history.  Below are a few pictures.  The first three pictures below are from a famous movie – any guesses?

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I love the picture of the tree below .  It looks like it belongs in another famous move, perhaps in Fanghorn Forest, or maybe its an ent.  I would have gone and sat amongst the roots but I was scared I might wake it up and being a bit small of stature I didn’t want to be accused of being a little orc.

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You’ve got to read this book, next…

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday over at the Broke and Bookish is

top ten books we’d recommend to x person

I’m not going to choose an actual person – I’m going to go for something a bit different, because if I say ‘suchabody’ should read this it will be meaningless to you all.  So, these are my 10 – and I recommend them to everybody:

  1. For beautiful writing: If you love descriptive, evocative writing: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  2. Ditto the above – Witch Light by Susan Fletcher – such a gorgeous book
  3. Dark Fantasy – The Broken Empire series by Mark Lawrence
  4. For twisted, creepy and totally unusual fantasy – any of the books by Robert Bennett, The Troupe, Mr Shivers, American Elsewhere
  5. For fairytales retold – that are no longer sugary sweet – Poison, Charm and Beauty by Sarah Pinborough
  6. For dark, dirty, smelly evil vampires, The Danilov Quintet by Jasper Kent
  7. For depth, worldbuilding and characters that you love the Gentlemen Bastards by Scott Lynch
  8. For phwoar factor – The Trueblood series by Charlaine Harris – I’m sorry but there are some hotties in these books not to mention a lot of fun
  9. For plenty of fun – The Anvil of the World by Kage Baker
  10. And, you know that I’m not going to forget – Neil Gaiman, for just about anything he writes!

 

 

No fate but what we make for ourselves…

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Little Red Reviewer. Her mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man (or woman!) has gone before. 

The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. Then a whole bunch of years passed and finally bloggers evolved (there was probably a bit more detail involved but you know, I thought I’d round it up in a minibyte or a nanosecond if you will…)  Anyways.  the evolution didn’t stop there – blog events were moulded from clay to become the astronomical events they have become today.  So, how do I explain (this) to a higher intelligence (that’s all of you).  Well, I know why you’re here, I know what you’ve been doing.. why you hardly sleep…  the question that brought you here.  You know the question just as I did – what is that next event?  Stop over here to find out the details on the Little Red Reviewer’s blog (the Force is strong with this one).

So this looks like an awesome event, no?

What to do next.

– You have absolute power, remember?  Free your mind…

“She needs your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle.” – No, no, no, that just simply isn’t the case, it’s been grossly over exaggerated – all that is needed is your brains!!!!  A bit of reading and a tad of blogging.  Maybe your boots if they have little propellers on the sides. Simples!

Come with her if you want to live – or at least have fun WHILE you live!

And, remember – do or do not, there is no try!!  

Now, let’s blow this thing and go home!

Put your space helmets on, set phasers to stun, beam me up Scottie and sign me out. Over. And. Out.

(This probably isn’t very eloquently put but I was trying to incorporate lots of sci fi quotes!!  Did you spot any?) Basically join this event if you want a metric shitload of fun.

Live long and prosper. 

Tuesday Teaser…

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“My fingers wrapped around the stock of a gun.  I dragged it toward me, and as I brought the rifle up it leapt toward me and only as my finger tightened on the trigger did I remember, we had not loaded my gun’.

A Natural History of Dragons, A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan
(Checkout this gorgeous cover)

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