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January Round Up

January is always a non event month for me.  Dark mornings, dark nights, cold weather, feeling kind of crappy with a head cold ( I always seem to come down with a cold in January).  In truth I sometimes wish I could hibernate the winter months and wake up in Spring.

So in rounding up my January, I feel I haven't really done much or gone anywhere, but here goes.

January began with me having to go to work on New Years Day.  How crappy was that!!!
I made a few resolutions/actions for the coming year.  These being * start being more healthier and making better choices when it comes to food, * let my creativity soar in whatever format that takes, * be more sociable and connect with my friends and family more, * look after myself better and start putting myself first sometimes and lastly to not let the turkeys get me down which pertaining see to not letting work and other things get on top of me.

My brother came up two of the weekends in January.  We went out for a meal to the Tall Chi…

Book Review January - The Broken Man by Josephine Cox

Josephine Cox is not an author I would normally pick, but I received the book as a present from my mother in law.

The main theme is about the consequences of domestic abuse.  It tells the story of Adam, a young boy who had to bear things no little boy should ever see, and also the tale of Anne who was abused by her husband.  Though the theme was about domestic abuse, it was wasn't graphic or gory which I was glad about.  The tale weaved between Anne's story and Adams story which interlinked, and was a fairly easy read.  I was slightly disappointed with the ending of the book and thought it hadn't fully ended the story of Anne and didn't even mention how she would have felt about finding out her husbands childs link to her best friend.  I also found the aforementioned coincidence too far fetched.

Overall it was an OK book.  Not my favourite book of all time, but very readable all the same.  As the first book I have read of hers I don't know if this is the usual ty…