August's entertainment

The Crown in Crisis [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-Fiction] [Audible] by Alexander Larman, narrated by Richard Trinder

Chaos [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-Fiction] [Audible] by Tom O'Neill and Dan Piepenbring, narrated by Kevin Stillwell

The Peer and the Gangster [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-Fiction] [Audible] by Dan Smith, narrated by Andrew Cullum

A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgleish) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by P. D. James, narrated by Daniel Weyman

Devices and Desires (Adam Dalgleish) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by P. D. James, narrated by Daniel Weyman

The Crown [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-Fiction] [Library BorrowBox] by Robert Lacey, narrated by Alex Jennings

Babes in the Wood [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-Fiction] [Library BorrowBox] by Graham Bartlett and Peter James, narrated by Leighton Pugh

The Kennedy Curse [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-Fiction] [Library BorrowBox] by James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen, narrated by David Pittu

Persons Unknown (DS Manon Bradshaw #2) [Kindle Edition] by Susie Steiner

Remain Silent (DS Manon Bradshaw #3) [Kindle Edition] by Susie Steiner

The Berwyn River Killings (A Snowdonia Murder Mystery) [Kindle Edition] by Simon McCleave

Home Fixtures: Writings to support the Homeless World Cup [Kindle Edition] by Ian Rankin, Nick Hornby et al


July's entertainment

The White Russian [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Tom Bradby, narrated by Robert Powell

Walking the Wire [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by David Baldacci, narrated by Kyl Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy

Too Much - Never Enough [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-Fiction] [Library BorrowBox] by Mary L. Trump, narrated by Mary L. Trump

Forced Confessions (Benson & de Vere #3) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by John Fairfax, narrated by Daniel Weyman

Blacklight (Dark Yorkshire Series #2)  [Kindle Edition] by J.M. Dalgleish

The Dogs in the Street (Dark Yorkshire Series #3)  [Kindle Edition] by J.M. Dalgleish

Three Women [Kindle Edition] by Lisa Taddeo

The Cutting Place [Kindle Edition] by Jane Casey

The Murder Game [Kindle Edition] by Rachel Abbott

Missing, Presumed (DS Manon Bradshaw #1) [Kindle Edition] by Susie Steiner


June's entertainment

The Poet [Unabridged Audiobook] [Re-Listen] [Audible] by Michael Connelly, narrated by Buck Schirner

The Black Tower [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by P.D. James, narrated by Daniel Weyman

Ice Station Zebra [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Alistair MacLean, narrated by Jonathan Oliver

Body Breaker (Avison Fluke #2) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by M.W. Craven, narrated by John Banks

Summary Justice (Benson & de Vere #1) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by John Fairfax, narrated by Daniel Weyman

Blind Defence (Benson & de Vere #2) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by John Fairfax, narrated by Daniel Weyman

The Curator (Washington Poe #3) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by M.W. Craven, narrated by John Banks

Black Sun [Kindle Edition] by Owen Matthews

The Mathematical Bridge (Nighthawk #2) [Kindle Edition] by Jim Kelly

The ZigZag Girl (Stephens & Mephisto #1) [Kindle Edition] by Elly Griffiths

Nazi Wives [Non-Fiction] [Kindle Edition] by James Wyllie


May's entertainment

The Magpie Murders [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Anthony Horowitz, narrated by Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner

To Catch a King [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Charles Spenser, narrated by Richard Trinder

Born in a Burial Gown (Avison Fluke #1) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by M. W. Craven, narrated by John Banks

Witchfinder [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Andrew Williams, narrated by Richard Mitchley

Dark Sacred Night (Renee Ballard #2) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Michael Connelly, narrated by Christine Lakin, Titus Welliver

The Royal Baths Murder (A Yorkshire Murder Mystery #4) [Kindle Edition] by J. R. Ellis

In the House of the Seven Librarians [Kindle Edition] by Ellen Klages

The Devil's Cliff Killings (A Snowdonia Murder Mystery) [Kindle Edition] by Simon McCleave

The Great Darkness (Nighthawk #1) [Kindle Edition] by Jim Kelly

Divided House (Dark Yorkshire Series #1) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh


Whiling away the time...

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Working my way though the DVD collection is proving rather enjoyable during lockdown. I spent a lot of last weekend's Bank Holiday enjoying a Star Wars marathon, now I'm onto old black and white movies. Last night, it was Lost Horizon, tonight who knows?


April's entertainment

Secret Service [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Tom Bradby, narrated by Juliet Aubrey

The Great Train Robbery [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Michael Crichton, narrated by Michael Kitchen

The Body in the Library (Miss Marple) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library RB Digital] by Agatha Christie, narrated by Stephanie Cole

A Pocketful of Rye (Miss Marple) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library RB Digital] by Agatha Christie, narrated by Joan Hickson

And Then There Were None [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library RB Digital] by Agatha Christie, narrated by Hugh Fraser

How to be a Footballer [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library RB Digital] by Peter Crouch, narrated by Peter Crouch

Lockdown [Kindle Edition] by Peter May

The Snowdonia Killings (A Snowdonia Murder Mystery)  [Kindle Edition] by Simon McCleave

The Harlech Beach Killings (A Snowdonia Murder Mystery)  [Kindle Edition] by Simon McCleave

The Dee Valley Killings (A Snowdonia Murder Mystery)  [Kindle Edition] by Simon McCleave

No Place to Die [Kindle Edition] by Neil Broadfoot


Seaside and architecture

It's lovely seaside weather at the moment, warm but feeling comfortable because of a strongish breeze.

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Hove seafront looking west towards Worthing.

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One thing I love about Hove is the wonderful jumble of domestic architectural styles. This is St Catherine's Terrace, a stretch of houses along the main coast road.


Opera in the kitchen and crochet

I love the free Nightly Met Opera Streams from their archives. Each opera streams for 23 hours and because of the time difference, I'm off to catch up with Wednesday's offering after I finish this blog post. It's Puccini's La Rondine starring Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna from January, 2009. Pic is from one of  last week's operas - Gounod's Romeo et Juliette - which had fabulous costumes.

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There's been some crochet going on. This is my variation of Katya Novikova's Summer Memories shawl pattern. The body is worked in Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash, colourway Ooohm, with stripes in Amazonas and Campari Piccolo. 

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That's about all I have to report. Life goes on much the same day after day and I'm doing my best to stay cheerful and keep busy.