All Things Dog NEW/Random Stuff to Do When You've Got Too Much Time

This is just a test

I love my dogs. Who doesn’t? (Love their own dogs, I mean.) I try to write about said dogs’ adventures, in as humorous a way as possible, here. But sooner or later, well. Umm. Here ends the well-worded part of this ramble.

Book reviews Daily snippet NEW/Random Top tens: Books

Ten Recent Reads

+ quick review

This is my second Top Ten Tuesday post. TTT is a weekly… thing where anyone can write their list on chosen topics, by That Artsy Reader Girl – if you liked this, or want to try it out, go check see it^! And yes, I know today’s Wednesday.

All Things Dog Chloë the Basset Hound Daily snippet NEW/Random

Slightly Too Many Basset Pics

I’ve got quite a backlog of Chloë photos waiting to be used. I will probably use them on individual posts sometime, but for anyone who wants to get to know Chloë the basset hound/just bassets in general better, :

Daily snippet Nerd-out Corner NEW/Random

The Box of Opportunity (possibly)

The uninformed middle-range cuber faces many challenges, starting with homework then gear and working up to international lockdown.

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it, but I picked speedcubing again last year.

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OK, so maybe I haven’t posted anything in more than a month. I’m really sorry. I’m just letting you know I’m still alive, despite the best efforts of homework.

All Things Dog Chloë the Basset Hound Daily snippet NEW/Random


As I foretold, this part of the year was filled with semi-strange humans and dropped food – but, by some miracle, the humans lost the Elf Suit. I wonder if that had anything to do with the Scrap of green chew-toy that I heroically Discovered and was Kind enough to share with Marshall…

All Things Dog Chloë the Basset Hound NEW/Random

Christmas is coming, the puppy wants a goose

Arggg! Only 24ish days to Christmas! Which means, inevitably, The Costume. There are good things and there are bad things about this time of year, the worst of which is certainly The Costume.

Book of the Week Book reviews

REVIEW: We Dream of Space


Ages: 11-15 (give or take)

Author: Erin Entrada Kelly

It’s January 1986. As in, Challenger launch (nearly). This is the only thing keeping Bird Thomas going, and from going. As in, going from her family. Finch Thomas is kept going only by his favourite arcade game, Major Havoc. And Cash Thomas? Well, it could be the girl who sits in front of him in class, but it definitely isn’t his basketball skills.

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Patience (update)

Back on the first day of August, so like long ago, I wrote about ordering Bluecrowne (Kate Milford) (although I was rambling a lot and so that might not have been clear) Even at the time I had been waiting for it to come. Well, now it’s Oct 14

Book of the Week Book reviews

REVIEW: Gracie and the Emperor


Author: Errol Broome

Ages: 11-16

‘Napoleon’s coming,’ said the man.
‘Who’s Napoleon?’
‘Freddie, I’ve told you.’
‘The scary one! Why do I have to see him?’
‘Because everyone wants to see him – just to look at the man who almost ruled the world.’
‘So why’s he here?’
‘Because, Freddy, in the end he lost. The English beat him.’
‘But he’s here! Why’s he here?’

Gracie also wants to know. This monster-man has cost her her job and her home. So she heads away from the St. Helena town turned over by him, and slowly begins to discover what makes monsters men – and men monsters.