Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Day 17 – A song that is a guilty pleasure

I've changed my font colour especially for this post. Why? Well one of my guilty pleasures is Raise Your Glass by Pink. Aside from it giving me an excuse to turn my blog pink for a day, and to post the beautiful picture of cherry blossom over there, it's a loud song that I love to turn up to full volume and sing along with in the car. I've never done that outside of my car, and some people who know me would be astonished that I like the song at all, let alone that I'd sing along with it.

Today's prompt is a choice - include something pink in a story that's essential to the plot, or have someone propose a toast.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Review - Making the Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa

I love cats so I was really fascinated by this book telling the true-life story of Oscar, one of the resident cats at an old people’s nursing home in America.

The book follows Dr David Dosa, one of the staff, as he realises that Oscar seems to have an uncanny knack for knowing when patients are about to die and making sure that he sits with them at the end of their lives. His behaviour is so accurate that the staff even rely on him for a second opinion on occasion.

The book also looks at the condition of dementia, which many of the patients suffer with. A fascinating story with some lovely moments which cat lovers – and even some people who don’t like cats – will really enjoy.

Making the Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa

£7.99, published by Headline Review

ISBN 9780755318131

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Day 16 – A song from your childhood

Back to the 1980s for this one and Kylie's first album - complete with big curly hair - for The Locomotion! This song had a silly dance that everybody could join in with and absolutely everyone at my middle school knew the words. It was obligatory for school discos and for parties, and all the girls wanted to be Kylie.

Since I've already had the school disco as a theme, today's prompt is going to either a children's party or wanting to be a pop star - or both!