July 2018 books

Strange Fascination by Syd Moore My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Essex Witch Museum is a series that’s quite fun to read but it’s not my most favourite. This one, Strange Fascination, felt a bit too long and it felt like it only really properly got going about half way through. This one looks…

5 things I liked this week – 30.6.18

1. Another excellent walk through Richmond Park. 2. More quality time with the cat (me looking hot, sweaty and a mess, whereas the cat looks far more put together). 3. The kids’ school getting an excellent, well deserved Ofsted report. I’m always highly appreciative of the opportunities my kids get and I know full stop…

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 – 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…

5 things I liked this week – 4.5.18

1. Another nice walk in Richmond Park (the photo above is just outside the park, near Ham Gate). 2. The whole of Homeland this series is brilliant but eek, this week’s episode, it started off a little slowly but I could barely breathe by the end. 3. I’ve finished reading The Immortalists this week, it…

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…