Advent Calendar

Originally posted on Lacer's Life:
I made an advent calendar! To be honest, this was one of those projects that sounded great initially in my head but I had to force my way through it a bit when I started it (and to get myself to complete it) but now it’s done, I quite…

Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is an interesting book, a book within a book, one a 50s style crime novel with a Hercule Poirot style detective and a murder in a sleepy English village, the other is the story of the book’s editor, who (trying not to give…

The Hanging Tree

The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love the Rivers of London series (a series of books about London’s magical law enforcement) I particularly love the audiobooks, so this latest one could do no wrong, Featuring, as usual, Peter’s opinions on modern architecture and witty asides about modern policing,…

Sneak peak – I managed to snap a needle

I actually finished the choir robes this week and will blog about them properly when I can capture S for a photo. This week I had to, amongst other things, sew 12 lots of velcro onto the robes, fit the robes onto the dance students and hem the bottoms. The velcro was sewn on by…

5 things I liked this week – 25/11/16

We went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and it was, well, fantastic! And it was such a thrill to hear those first few bars of the Harry Potter theme and the similar style opening credits, at the start of the movie. I thought Eddie Redmayne was fantastic, I really want to…

On the menu – more Pinterest cooking

Monday Yep, more butternut squash and pasta. This recipe is from the Jamie Oliver website and is by Gennaro Contaldo and is absolutely delicious (a lot better than last week’s butternut squash pasta, which was still okay). This recipe has pancetta in too and the way how the butternut squash is cooked in a small amount…

Sneak peak – still drowning in turquoise fabric

I’ve pretty much been exclusively still working on those choir robes this week, I have a schedule and I’m currently about a day and three quarters behind. I’m working in bulk, so all the sleeves get sewn together, all the back pieces get sewn together etc. and as more and more pieces join together to…

Lost At Sea

Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries by Jon Ronson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I think I probably got this audiobook a few months ago because it was one of Audible’s daily special offers, so I didn’t pay that much attention to what it was about, other than the fact that it was…