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…

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…

5 things I liked this week – 23.3.18

1. It’s fill stitches this week on the Creativebug embroidery challenge and I am so enjoying it, learning some new stuff too. 2. The sun on the Thames. 3. An excellent parents evening with Z, he’s doing really well at his new secondary school, he even seems to have morphed into a boy who contributes…

5 things I liked this week – 16.3.18

1. Being able to get some washing on the line, at least briefly. 2. Learning some new stitches with the Creativebug embroidery stitch-a-long (I’ve been embroidering for years and so it’s cool that there’s still some new stitches out there for me to learn). 3. A lovely Mother’s Day with my kids. 4. Finishing an…

5 things I liked this week – 2.3.18

1. Fancy coffees. 2. Homeland is back! 3. The Death of Stalin (I particularly liked Rupert Friend and Jason Issacs). 4. I really liked listening to/reading M by Henry Hemming this week, a biography of Maxwell Knight, one of MI5’s first spymasters. Knight sounds like he was a fascinating, complex man. I think that the…