June 2018 books

Get Some Headspace: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day by Andy Puddicombe My rating: 4 of 5 stars I use the Headspace app but I thought that I’d give the book a go too (in fact, I read part on my Kindle and listened to the rest on audiobook, which…

5 things I liked this week – 22.6.18

1.Lots of visits from the neighbour’s cat. 2.The big wide open spaces of Richmond Park. 3. A bus ride through a part of London I don’t often visit (an excellent people and architecture watching opportunity). 4. Stuart MacBride’s The Blood Road was a good audiobook listen, it was good to get back to some familiar…

5 things I liked this week – 15.6.18

1. Old photos of one of my kids, from a friend. 2. My new job (still). 3. Supporting new team members in my old job (that I’m still doing). 4. Reasonably decent sleep, I have bouts of early waking insomnia and (touch wood), I seem to be coming out of a phase of it, although…

5 things I liked this week – 9.6.18

Just realised that I forgot to post this yesterday. 1. A good morning at my new job. 2. The new Nespresso iced coffee, as a only few years in, coffee convert, the arrival of iced coffee season is still rather exciting, I virtually bounded up to the Nespresso counter when I saw that they had…

5 things I liked this week – 1.6.18

1. I went for a lovely walk in Home Park (the park next to Hampton Court) at the weekend. 2. I’m ‘enjoying’ watching Handmaid’s Tale now that it’s back on TV, ‘enjoying’ as in I’m appreciating how well made it is and what an important story it is but it is a very uncomfortable watch….

May 2018 books

I’m on a history kick this month. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Immortalists is at times an incredibly depressing book but it is also utterly beautiful. Telling the tale of four siblings in 1969 New York, who go to see a fortune teller who tells them the dates…

5 things I liked this week – 11.5.18

1. I have yet to do the next stage of the Thames Path, I think in part because the last stage I did (the south bank central London section) was so bleurgh, particularly compared to the stage before (Putney to Battersea) which I absolutely loved, that I almost don’t want to do the next stage…

April 2018 books

A much better book month for me, this month, six books with only one real hmmm. I discovered a new series, which I loved, although unfortunately, the series is currently only two books, I want more *stamps foot petulantly*. Blackwater: The Complete Saga by Michael McDowell My rating: 5 of 5 stars It took me…

5 things I liked this week – 27.4.18

1. Going for a lovely walk in Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park. 2. I’m really happy with how my #100embroideredflowers project is going. 3. I’m doing a writing course at the moment and absolutely loving it, my first pieces have just been assessed and I got some comments I’m really pleased with, particularly as I’m…

March 2018 books

I’ve realised that I’m never going to catch up with the long list of books that I want to blog about but have to make ‘inspired art’ for first, so I’m going to stop doing that (although there’s nothing wrong with making book inspired art, it’s just proved uninspiring trying to do it for literally…