5 Things Tuesday —- 5 Favourite Canned Foods

Although it cannot take the place of fresh food, you can’t beat tinned food for convenience. Requiring no special storage conditions and taking up very little storage space, canned food can be a life saver. Today I ask you to name 5 favourites. These can be ready to eat or ingredients for your recipes. Here are my favourites: Heinz baked beans In our family, this … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday —- 5 Favourite Canned Foods

A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” R ” The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

I must confess that in the majority of Agatha ‘s books I did not manage to guess “whodunnit “. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is one of those where the solution left me completely flabbergasted. The technique used in this book shows Agatha at her best. The setting is the sleepy little village of Kings Abbott that Hercule Poirot has chosen to spend his retirement … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” R ” The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” P ” — Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie

Parker Pyne Investigates is a collection of stories revolving around the concept of attaining happiness. An advertisement appears regularly in the newspaper “Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne.”  Parker Pyne is a retired statistician who uses his knowledge and a team of co workers to solve human problems. For a fee , he helps people with maladies like boredom, discontent, unfaithful wives … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” P ” — Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie

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Blogging Insights– Blogging Experience

I have been blogging for a little over two years now and I feel that it has taught me a lot. This is what we discuss today whether your blogging experience is two years or two hours or two decades. TODAY’S QUESTION What has your blogging experience taught you? MY ANSWER About Myself I love writing and blogging.  I already knew that but now I … Continue reading Blogging Insights– Blogging Experience

A to Z Bloggging Challenge 2021 — ” O ” — Murder On The Orient Express

The Orient Express was a train journey across Europe in a luxury train. Agatha made this trip several times to  accompany bet second husband Sir Max Mallowan on his archaeological expeditions. The murder mystery that she set on this train is a truly unique story. The murder victim is the kidnapper and murderer of a small child who manages to go inpunished. How he gets … Continue reading A to Z Bloggging Challenge 2021 — ” O ” — Murder On The Orient Express

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” N ” — N or M by Agatha Christie

I first saw the book N or M as a child . It was in a bookcase belonging to some people I visited with my family. I guess I was too shy to ask about the book or go up to it and look. Many years later I came across it again and was able to buy it and satisfy my curiosity. The reason I … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” N ” — N or M by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “M” — The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie

Finally — I get to write about the book with which it all began. In 1921, Agatha Christie ‘s first book , The Mysterious Affair at Styles was published. This book introduces Hercule Poirot. It is set in the country house genre. The victim is an autocratic rich old lady. There is a large ish closed circle of suspects . In addition, Agatha gets to … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “M” — The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “L — The Body In The Library by Agatha Christie

The Body In The Library is part of the Miss Marple series. It features several familiar and entertaining motifs, primarily, the Library. All Golden Age authors loved using the Library in their books and Agatha is no exception. The library features prominently in most of her books. It is where the we first see the characters arriving one by one for their country house weekend. … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “L — The Body In The Library by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “K” — The King of Clubs by Agatha Christie

The King of Clubs is a story featuring Hercule Poirot assisted by Captain Hastings. It chronicles a crime where a family playing bridge on a quiet evening are interrupted by a melodramatic neighbour who has witnessed a crime. This story repeats several of Agatha ‘s favourite motifs. The movements of the family at the time the crime takes place are determined by the evidence of … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “K” — The King of Clubs by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “J” — Strange Jest by Agatha Christie

For letter J of the A to Z Blogging Challenge I chose “Strange Jest” because I wanted to talk about Miss Marple. For the next couple of posts I will be discussing this delightful old spinster. The story Strange Jest is a good example of Jane Marple ‘s prowess. Although it runs to less than ten pages, it is long enough to give us a … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “J” — Strange Jest by Agatha Christie