Spiritual Life

Spirited notes from a desert island: 19th August

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Fifty Shades of Grey, one of the best-selling books of the 2010’s, spawned a whole new literary genre – the erotic romance novel. No shades of Barbara Cartland or Helen Fielding here.

There’s a dangerous, twisted thread that runs throughout the book.

But what brought this particular book to mind??




Spirited notes from a desert island: 12th August

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I have to admit that I’m struggling. Why? Because we’re battling an infestation of mealybugs in our back garden. On the advice of friends and neighbours, we’re now holding the bugs at bay by hosing our plants down with water and then spraying them with diluted washing up liquid. But it’s not winning the battle of the mealybugs that I’m struggling with.






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