Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Anna Freeman's The Fair Fight.

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Stevie Carroll
This month's post from me over at Women and Words is all about some of the houses in my part of Huddersfield and their inhabitants. Go read!
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Laura K. Curtis' Lost.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Suzanne Vermeer's Cruise: A Thriller.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Theresa Romain's To Charm a Naughty Countess.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Andrea Bramhall's Nightingale.

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Stevie Carroll
24 July 2014 @ 21:30
This year's village carnival started off wet, and was mostly over by the time the sun tempted me to go out with my camera. So instead of a big photo story, here are a few miscellaneous photos from the past week.

There were a good selection of scarecrows for the carnival this year. Dad found most of them, and I snapped this one:
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Heading down south tomorrow, but Mum will make sure my plants stay watered over the weekend.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
23 July 2014 @ 06:30
I'm way behind on typing up my adventures, not to mention on keeping up with what other people are doing, but here goes... On Sunday 22nd June 2014, we went to Nostell Priory. We arrived on Armed Forces Day, which meant a while load of events were going on in the grounds, but inside the house was relatively quiet:

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Also worth a mention are the dolls house and the various other museum pieces collected by members of the Winn family over the centuries.

More photo adventures as and when I get catch-up time in which to post them.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
This month's post from me over at Women and Words is all about the historical industrial structures of Huddersfield. Go read!
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Helena Hunting's Inked Armor.

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Stevie Carroll
20 July 2014 @ 13:00
The team behind Simon's Cat are planning a longer, colour animation about a trip to the vet. Go over there and find out all about the project and the funder perks.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Em Ashcroft's Julia’s Double Chance.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Barbara Kyle's The Queen’s Exiles.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Joanna Wylde's Devil’s Game.

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Stevie Carroll
Back on the 16th of June 2014, I braved the midges for an evening of traditional folk entertainment in the car park of The Anglers Rest in Bamford, featuring
Boggart's Breakfast
, Five Rivers Morris, Handsworth Sword Dancers, and possibly some other groups.

First up were Boggart's Breakfast:
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Their first dance was followed by one by Five Rivers Morris:
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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Sheela Lambert and Co's Best Bi Short Stories.

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Stevie Carroll
This week marks the beginning of the Tour de France, with the first three stages taking place in England. They had their big opening ceremony in Leeds last night and they'll be all over the hills round Yorkshire tomorrow and the day after, passing along various parts of my route to work on Sunday. So everyone remotely on or near the route has been putting up decorations. Lots of yellow bikes, real and not so real have appeared all over the place, and they've put up bunting and strings of little knitted jumpers across streets and houses in lots of towns and villages. Langsett, however, has particularly impressed me, especially given that it's not exactly a big place.

From this view, it looks fairly ordinary:
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Further up the road, a fairground and stage have appeared at the Langsett Hub, but I haven't managed to take photos round there yet.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Jess Michaels' The Pleasure Wars Series.

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Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Julie Ann Walker's Hell for Leather.

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