Ghosts by Dolly Alderton


Ghosts by Dolly Alderton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

‘Ghosting: ‘The practice of ending all communication and contact with another person without any apparent warning or justification and subsequently ignoring any attempts to reach out or communication by said person.’- A theme, but this novel is so much more. I enjoyed spending time with Nina and Lola and their relationships, both with each other and various members of the opposite sex. A funny and sensitive look on how we live our lives.

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This Heart Within Me Burns by Crissy Rock.

This Heart Within Me Burns by Crissy Rock

This Heart Within Me Burns by Crissy Rock

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was looking for a book on Benidorm and this came up in the search results. Having watched the Benidorm box set recently, although not quite what I was looking for, I was interested to read about Crissy Rock, one of the main characters in the early series. A true tale of triumph over adversity- of struggling through thick and thin and coming out on top.

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Wimborne Minster. Dorset.

Friday’s whistle stop road trip was Wimborne Minster.

Wimborne Minster is a market town in Dorset in South West England, and the name of the Church of England church in that town.

King Ethelred, the brother of Alfred the Great, is buried here in Wimborne Minster.

A late lunch was at The White Hart, in the Square.

Scallops highly recommended at thus lovely cosy, friendly pub.

The main reason for the trip?

Live at The Tivoli, Wimborne.

Wimborne and The Tivoli Theatre – you were great!

Landscapers. Will Sharp.


A delicious mix of film fantasy and police reality, this dark comedy starring Olivia Coleman and David Thewlis, tells the real life story of Christopher and Susan Edwards, who were jailed for a minimum of 25 years for the murder of Susan’s parents, William and Patricia Wycherley.

For once I was ahead of the game, waiting for this to drop on Sky Atlantic and binging all four episodes in one night.

Plymouth, Devon, England.

We had a quick road trip and overnight stay down to Plymouth in Devon this weekend, approximately a five and half hour journey from East Sussex.

Plymouth is a port city in Devon, known for its maritime heritage and historic Barbican district with narrow, cobbled streets. We stayed at the Plymouth Travel Lodge:

View from Travel Lodge window.

We were there to see a friend in the touring production of Dolly Parton’s Musical starring Louise Redknapp at the Plymouth Theatre Royal:

Post performance meet-up was at The Bank:

The Bank, Plymouth

The next morning we walked down to the harbour catching up with family.

It was a whistle stop trip, but a city we will definitely return to in the future.

Nottingham. England.

Great road trip to Nottingham last weekend.

There was the lace quarter.

And Robin Hood of course…

Lord Byron had a presence apparently .

We wandered the Christmas market , the canals and some great vintage shops.

There were buskers- good and bad…

Best purchase? Moonshine

Iconic moment? Meeting up with football legend Brian Clough.

Although I had never been, I had never rated Nottingham. How wrong I was. We had a fabulous day!