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Sarah Youde (aka monroegirl)
Plymouth, UK.

I love to scrap and I love to stitch. I also love reading, eating and the odd glass of red wine! I only wish I had more time to do all the things I love. Most of my time is taken up looking after a couple of other things I love and they are my two gorgeous children Ben and Charlotte. They ARE gorgeous, I am not biased, I have been blessed with beautiful children which is a good thing because I have such wonderful subjects for my scrapbooking addiction.

I am married to Mark and we will celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary in July - we are just as happy now as when we first met. He would rather I didn't spend any money on scrapbooking or cross stitch stash but if I didn't do that I would be perfect and surely that would be really boring! Anyway, this blog is a sort of diary / gallery and I enjoy updating my blog for myself and my family but any visitors are welcome :o)

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I Love 'Lighthousekeeping'

I love reading and will read just about anything. There was a book I saw in WH Smiths called The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova) which I thought looked great and really wanted to read. I finished reading Labyrinth (Kate Mosse) which I loved and was so happy that my Mum had bought The Historian. I borrowed the book and I just could not get into it!! I loved Interview with the Vampire and all Anne Rice books so it wasn't vampires that put me off. I can't put my finger on it but finally, after struggling with the book for some time, I decided not to read it. I then read The Mill House (Susan Lewis) which I really enjoyed and was a lot lighter, I wanted something to wipe away the horror of being stuck in a book I was not enjoying.
My sister-in-law Sharon bought me Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson for my birthday in June and I had not picked it up. I started reading it last night and I love it. Well, at first I wasn't sure. I was getting a little annoyed at all the 'the story starts at this date' and then 'the story may start at this date' and then 'actually it starts at this date or is it this date'. That was annoying! However, OMG the language is so wonderful that I stopped reading to see if anyone had said anything about it on the back of the book, sure enough the language was obviously celebrated in the reviews. The whole book seems like poetry, it's beautiful. I don't have much more to read but I am going to bed right now and I am going to finish it before I go to sleep...


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