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Having worked through the first four ‘Kim Stone’ novels by Angela Marsons, I was eager to move on to her latest book – Blood Lines.  I was delighted to have been given the opportunity to read and review the book prior to its release.

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I am two books into a newly discovered author and I felt the time was right to share my thoughts with the world!

Like a new friend, a new author can be exciting but there can be trepidation -- will we both gel?

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Monkfish is an amazingly meaty fish, and very filling.  Use strong Asian spices to deliver an explosion of flavours and texture.

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It seems everyone is jumping on the fitness band craze. A quick look around a collection of people and you will spot a variety of devices about their person, tracking their movements, heart rate and food consumption.

I too entered into the spirit of fitness tracker -- also known as: 'my sedentary tracker'.  Like most tech, there are a variety of providers and one or two clear favourites.  I initially opted for a Jawbone tracker but gravitated to a Fitbit.  I also used the opportunity to test the accuracy of each device.

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"Spectacles" is Sue Perkins' first foray into the literary world.  Being a keen reader of biographies, and a huge fan of Ms Perkins, I was naturally compelled to read her work. 

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Making your own butter may sound mad, pointless, or a complete faff, but it's actually very simple, quick and gratifying.  

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I thought I would try an experiment, using the power of social media, to bulk buy some gin.  The idea is simple: get a few people to comit to a purchase with the aim of saving on delivery charge.

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The supermarket wars are in full swing as they vie for our attention, and more importantly, our cash.  

Tesco's latest tactic is to convince us they are offering the best possible deal with their Brand Guarantee, but can we trust them?

If you speak English as your first language, you probably give very little thought to the quirky nature of the language.  You were possibly taught through repetition, reading, and of course living the language.

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The Great British Bake Off is back for 2015. Series 6 begins on BBC1 on August 5th 2015.  Time to start following the GBBO contestants on Twitter and Facebook.