October's entertainment

The Cove [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by L. J. Ross , narrated by Clare Corbett

The Blood Doctor [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Barbara Vine, narrated by Robert Powell

The Chimney Sweeper's Boy [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Barbara Vine, narrated by Frances Barber

Josephine: Desire, Ambition, Napoleon [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Kate Williams, narrated by Sandra Duncan

The Storyteller [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Dave Grohl, narrated by Dave Grohl

Troy [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Stephen Fry, narrated by Stephen Fry

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

Destroying Angel (Captain Seeker Series) [Kindle Edition]  by S. G. MacLean

Widowland [Kindle Edition] by C. J. Carey

The Dinner Guest [Kindle Edition] by B. P. Walter

Prince of Spies (Richard Prince #1) [Kindle Edition]  by Alex Gerlis

New British Classics [Kindle Edition] by Gary Rhodes


September's entertainment

The House by the Lake [Non-fiction] [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Thomas Harding, narrated by Mark Meadows

City of Spies [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Mara Timon, narrated by Kristin Atherton

The Night Thief (A Jackman and Evans Investigation) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Joy Ellis, narrated by Richard Armitage

The Confession [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Jessie Burton, narrated by Hayley Atwell

The Lamplighters [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Emma Stonex, narrated by Indira Varma and Tom Burke

Traitor King [Non-fiction] [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Andrew Lownie, narrated by Andrew Lownie

The Chalet [Kindle Edition] by Catherine Cooper

The Chateau [Kindle Edition] by Catherine Cooper

Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead (Rai Rahotep #1)  [Kindle Edition] by Nick Drake

Tutankhamun (Rai Rahotep #2)  [Kindle Edition] by Nick Drake

The Dead of Winter (Josephine Tey Series #9)  [Kindle Edition] by Nicola Upson

VOX [Kindle Edition] by Christina Dalcher


August's entertainment

Slightly later this month. Here goes:

Lost Girls: Love, War and Literature 1939-1951 [Non-fiction] [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by D. J. Taylor, narrated by Stephanie Racine

The War of the Worlds [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by H. G. Wells, narrated by John Banks

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by John le Carre, narrated by Michael Jayston

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

The Haunted Hotel [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Wilkie Collins, narrated by Traci Svendsgaard

Death Angel (Alexandra Cooper Book 15) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Linda Fairstein, narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

Terminal City (Alexandra Cooper Book 16) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Linda Fairstein, narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

A Vow of Silence (Sister Joan Murder Mystery Book 1) [Kindle Edition] by Veronica Black

We Begin at the End (CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel 2021) [Kindle Edition] by Chris Whitaker

If Fear Wins (D I Bliss 3) [Kindle Edition] by Tony J. Forder

The Reach of Shadows (D I Bliss 4) [Kindle Edition] by Tony J. Forder

The Death of Justice (D I Bliss 5) [Kindle Edition] by Tony J. Forder


July's entertainment

Next Stop Execution [Non-fiction] [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Oleg Gordievsky, narrated by Saul Reichlin

Dune: House Atreides (Prelude to Dune Book 1) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, narrated by Scott Brick

Stanley and Elsie [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Nicola Upson, narrated by Gabrielle Glaister

Westwind: The Classic Lost Thriller [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Ian Rankin, narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt

The Russian [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by James Patterson and James O. Born, narrated by Ari Fiakos

House of Glass [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition] by Hadley Freeman

How to be a Tudor [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition] by Ruth Goodman

Bad to the Bone (DI Bliss #1) [Kindle Edition] by Tony J. Forder

The Scent of Guilt (DI Bliss #2) [Kindle Edition] by Tony J. Forder

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


June's entertainment

The Secrets of Wishtide (A Laetitia Rodd Mystery #1) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Kate Saunders, narrated by Charlotte Strevens

The Shrine (DCI Ryan #16) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

Dead Ground (Washington Poe #4) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by M. W. Craven, narrated by John Banks

Cuthbert's Way (DCI Ryan #17) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

Cruel as the Grave (A DI Slider Mystery) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, narrated by Mark Meadows

The Whitby Murders (A Yorkshire Murder Mystery) [Kindle Edition] by J. R. Ellis

Ryan's Christmas (DCI Ryan #14) [Kindle Edition] by L. J Ross

Snowblind (Dark Iceland Series) [Kindle Edition] by Ragnar Jonasson

A Dark Sin (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #8) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh


May's entertainment

Slough House (Jackson Lamb/Slough House #7) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Mick Herron, narrated by Sean Barrett

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray #1) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by P. D. James, narrated by Katie Scarfe

The Skull Beneath the Skin (Cordelia Gray #2) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by P. D. James, narrated by Katie Scarfe

A Conspiracy of Bones (Temperance Brennan) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Kathy Reichs, narrated by Linda Emond

Where Death Delights (Richard Pryor #1) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Bernard Knight, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

According to the Evidence (Richard Pryor #2) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Bernard Knight, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

Before Wallis [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition]  by Rachel Trethewey

The Napoleon of Crime [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition]  by Ben Macintyre

The Crossing (DI Louise Blackwell #1) [Kindle Edition]  by Matt Brolly

The Pact [Kindle Edition]  by Sharon Bolton


April's entertainment

Rock and Roll is Life [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by D. J. Taylor, narrated by John Banks

Magpie Lane [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Lucy Atkins, narrated by Susie Riddell

A Darker Domain [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Val McDermid, narrated by Eilidh Fraser

Sorry for the Dead (Josephine Tey Series #8) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Nicola Upson, narrated by Sandra Duncan

The Last Days of John Lennon [Non-fiction] [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by James Patterson with Casey Sherman, Dave Edge, narrated by Matthew Wolf, K. C. Clyde

The Windsor Faction [Kindle Edition] by D. J. Taylor

Kill Them Cold (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #7) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh

Victorians Undone: Tales of the flesh in the age of decorum [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition] by Kathryn Hughes


March's entertainment

Far from the Tree [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Rob Parker, narrated by Warren Brown

Hitler's British Traitors [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Non-fiction] by Tim Tate, narrated by Saul Reichlin

Ruin Beach (DI Ben Kitto #2) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Kate Rhodes, narrated by Stephen Perring

The Berlin Spies [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Alex Gerlis, narrated by Rupert Bush

A Song for Dark Times (Rebus #23) [Unabridged Audiobook] [RB Digital] by Ian Rankin, narrated by James MacPherson

Kill our Sins (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #3) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh

Tell no Tales (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #4) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh

Hear no Evil (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #5) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh

The Dead Call (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #6) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh

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


February's entertainment

The Waiting Room [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by F. G. Cottam, narrated by David Rintoul

The Night Hawks (Ruth Galloway series #13) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Elly Griffiths, narrated by Jane McDowell

The King's General [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Daphne du Maurier, narrated by Juliet Stevenson

The Riddle of the Sands [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Erskine Childers, narrated by Anton Lesser

We Know You Know [Kindle Edition] by Erin Kelly

Blood Orange [Kindle Edition] by Harriet Tyce

One Lost Soul (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #1) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh

Bury Your Past (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #2) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh


Total apathy

Here we are still in lockdown. I must admit that my Lockdown Lethargy has morphed into more or less Total Apathy and I'm not really getting anything creative under way.  One thing that's almost finished this week is this:

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Cardigan with short sleeves knitted in two strands of Regia sock yarn (frogged from an unworn garment - can't remember what it was) which is blocked, yarn ends trimmed and ready for buttons.  Buttons are black btw - rather rubbish photo.

On the go is a crochet shawl in Wollmeise Lacegarn, colourway Barisa (from stash). Nice simple stitch pattern but I'm not happy with the way the colours are working. They're too patchy for my taste so I'll overdye the shawl once it's finished. Not sure yet what colour dye to use, probably some shade of blue which will turn the green into turquoise. On the other hand, I could go for a 'nice serviceable purple'...

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I'm slowly adding more items to my Folksy shop when I can summon up the energy to sit at the laptop. Quick preview of this week's additions which will go live by Friday - sets of six twisted ring stitchmarkers and two progress keepers.

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January's entertainment

North and South [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Elizabeth Gaskell, narrated by Juliet Stevenson

The Reunion [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Guillaume Musso, narrated by Samuel West, Cassie Layton, David Rintoul, Clare Wille

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition] by Paul Howard

One, Two, Three, Four: The Beatles in Time [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition] by Craig Brown

 

Thin pickings this month, I'm suffering from Lockdown Lack of Concentration...


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There's not much happening at Wibbo Towers these days. I'm immensely fed up with Lockdown Three and I do miss seeing my friends. I'm also slightly bored with my own four walls, lovely though they are, so I'm planning to move furniture round in the living room, starting tomorrow. I'm not sure whether this will work visually until I've done it even though all the measurements work. So I might end up having to move everything back...

On the other hand, there are new stitchmarker sets for sale in my Folksy shop.

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Clockwise from top left: Owls, Big Cats, Happy Sheep and Favourite Things. All are available in both knitting and crochet versions.


December's entertainment

Eye of the Red Tsar (Inspector Pekkala) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Sam Eastland, narrated by Steven Pacey

Where Roses Never Die [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Gunnar Staaleson, narrated by Colin Mace

The Memory of Trees [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by F. G. Cottam, narrated by David Rintoul

Chocky [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by John Wyndham, narrated by Daniel Weyman

Queen Bees [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-fiction] [Audible] by Sian Evans, narrated by Carole Boyd

A Brief History of the Third Reich [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-fiction] [Audible] by Martyn Whittock, narrated by Sean Barrett

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


Getting a bit Christmassy

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Well, there's Christmas bunting across the living room window and coloured lights round the door. I live in a tiny flat so there's no room for a proper tree but I do have a jar full of tree decorations catching the light on the windowsill.

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There's a little more sparkly stuff over on another side of the room and that's about it!


Folksy shop

I have a shiny new Folksy shop!

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Christmas themed sets of stitchmarkers for both knitting and crochet are for sale in my shop, all with free postage. I have non-Christmas stitchmarker sets and some gorgeous hand-embroidered jewellery almost ready to upload, so watch this space!


November's entertainment

Longstone (DCI Ryan #10) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

The Moor (DCI Ryan #11) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

Borderlands (DCI Ryan #12) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

17 Carnations [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-fiction] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Andrew Morton, narrated by Cameron Stewart

Agent Sonya [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-fiction] [Audible] by Ben Macintyre, narrated by Ben Macintyre

Secrets & Lies [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-fiction] [Audible] by Douglas Thompson and Christine Keeler, narrated by Sophie Cookson

The Glass Hotel [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Emily St. John Mandel, narrated by Dylan Moore

The Patient Man (Jackman & Evans #6) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Joy Ellis, narrated by Richard Armitage

Bedlam (Alexander Gregory #3) [Kindle Edition] by L. J. Ross

In the Woods [Kindle Edition] by Tana French

The Warehouse [Kindle Edition] by Rob Hart


October's entertainment

Angel (DCI Ryan #4) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

High Force (DCI Ryan #5) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

Cragside (DCI Ryan #6) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

Dark Skies (DCI Ryan #7) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

Seven Bridges (DCI Ryan #8) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

The Hermitage (DCI Ryan #9) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

Death on the Nile [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Agatha Christie, narrated by Kenneth Branagh

They Disappeared (Jackman and Evans} [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Joy Ellis, narrated by Richard Armitage

With Clough, by Taylor [Kindle Edition] by Peter Taylor

Imposter (Alexander Gregory #1) [Kindle Edition] by L. J. Ross

Hysteria (Alexander Gregory #2) [Kindle Edition] by L. J. Ross


September's entertainment

A Mind to Murder (Adam Dalgleish) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by P. D. James, narrated by Daniel Weyman

Cover her Face (Adam Dalgleish) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by P. D. James, narrated by Daniel Weyman

Oliver Twist [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Charles Dickens, narrated by Martin Jarvis

Holy Island (DCI Ryan #1) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan #2) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

Heavenfield (DCI Ryan #3) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

The Lazarus Prophesy [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by  F. G. Cottam, narrated by Saul Reichlin

Insidious Intent (Tony Hill, Carol Jordan #10) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Val McDermid, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

Beekeeping for Beginners (Mary Russell Mysteries) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library RB Digital] by Laurie R. King, narrated by Robert Ian MacKenzie

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

The Nidderdale Murders (A Yorkshire Murder Mystery #5) [Kindle Edition] by J. R. Ellis

Cut Short (Poe and Bradshaw short stories) [Kindle Edition] by M. W. Craven

Close to the Bone [Kindle Edition] by Susan Wilkins

Before the Poison [Kindle Edition] by Peter Robinson