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Blogging Insights — WordPress Pandemic Performance

We keep griping about WordPress whenever we get the chance. Today let’s try and evaluate how it has behaved in this past Year of the Pandemic. TODAY’S QUESTION How satisfied (or not) are you with WordPress during the pandemic? MY ANSWER I can say without exaggeration that WordPress has been a lifesaver during the Pandemic. In a year of lockdown and isolation it has served … Continue reading Blogging Insights — WordPress Pandemic Performance

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” I ” — Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie

Poirot Investigates is a collection of short stories narrated by Captain Hastings. I chose this title for today because I wanted to write about him. Captain Arthur Hastings is my favourite character in the Poirot series. He makes his appearance alongside Poirot in Agatha ‘s first book The Mysterious Affair at Styles in 1921. Hastings is by nature easygoing, gullible, taking things at face value … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” I ” — Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” H ” — Halloween Party by Agatha Christie

When I took down my copy of Halloween party, to look through for this post, I found a nugget on the first page. I had forgotten about the dedication which reads , ” To P.G. Wodehouse whose books and stories have brightened my life for many years. Also, to show my pleasure in his having been kind enough to tell me that he enjoys MY … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” H ” — Halloween Party by Agatha Christie

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A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” G ” — Mrs McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie

A middle aged cleaning lady is killed in a small English village. The woman’s lodger is suspected and arrested for the crime. The motive for the crime seems to be the two hundred pounds that the woman kept under a loose floorboard and that the lodger, James Bentley knew about. Superintendent Spence, officer in charge of the case is not satisfied. He seeks expert consultation: … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” G ” — Mrs McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie

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Funerals Are Fatal

“Funerals Are Fatal” begins, very aptly, after the funeral of a rich and lonely old man called Richard Abernethie. In fact, this is the American title of the book, the British title being, more aptly, “After The Funeral”. As in many instances in literature  not just mystery novels, the heirs gather for the funeral and the subsequent reading of the will. It is the solicitor … Continue reading Funerals Are Fatal

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5 Things Tuesday — What 5 Things Mean Spring to You

Although winter becomes shorter every year, I welcome spring with a spring in my step. These are some of the things that I enjoy about the season; Flowers Sweet peas, petunias, dahlia, cineraria, hollyhocks, snapdragons, and many more combine to give the season its colour and fragrance.   Trees Some trees get their blossom before their leaves grow to full size after winter. The silk … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — What 5 Things Mean Spring to You

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A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” E ” — Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

The Jolly Roger Hotel on Smugglers Island close to the coast of Devon sounds like the ideal location for a relaxing vacation. Hercule Poirot like several other guests is here for this purpose but like so many other of his holidays finds himself a the centre of human drama and murder. The victim is an actress who is found strangled on a secluded beach accessible … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” E ” — Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie