Volunteering at Birmingham Weekender – Thursday 21st September 2017

Hello everyone, How are we all? I'm back again. This blog will be the shortest out of the lot. In the morning, we carried brochures across the centre of town to local businesses in the hope that we could gain more interest from them. In the interim whilst waiting for jobs we handed out brochures …

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Volunteering at Birmingham Weekender – Wednesday 20th September 2017

Hello everyone, Here is the first blog post at long last. It has been a long weekend and I'll be honest I'm still cream-crackered. They weren't wrong about how much walking was involved. Most of the team walked at least the length of a marathon over the course of the weekend - I count myself …

Book Review – How Dogs Think: Understanding The Canine Mind by Stanley Coren

Hello everyone, How are we all? If you're anticipating the blog posts about Birmingham Weekender, you'll have to hold on for just a little while longer. They are written, I just haven't typed them up yet. Let's just get on with the book review shall we? Here is the blurb: How do dogs' senses influence …

Announcement: Birmingham Weekender Friday 22nd September 2017 – Sunday 24th September 2017

Hello everyone again, This an announcement to watch out for some blog posts next weekend concerning the Birmingham Weekender. Guess what? You're all invited. It is the largest arts festival in the West Midlands region. If you fancy a weekend of tagging along to free events come to Birmingham city centre (known as Brum to …

Book Review: The Diving Bell And The Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Hello everyone, How are we all? Hope you've had a good week. This is a book review of a very funny and quite remarkable memoir. I have the DVD and have yet to watch it in its original language. Let's hope it's as hilarious as the translation into English as it is in its original …

Book Review: I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

Hello everyone! Here's yet another book review. Out of the three most recent this is definitely my favourite. It helps that this is also the kind of genre that I love to read: the thriller. Here is the blurb: "protect the diamonds survive the clubs dig deep through the spades feel the hearts Ed Kennedy …

Book review: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Hello everyone, How are we all? Here comes another book review! Unlike yesterday book review this one was a lot more enjoyable. There was no knee-deep mud involved. Here is the blurb: "Readers of all ages and from all walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author …