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….

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…

5 things I liked this week – 20.4.18

1. Watching Andrew Scott’s Hamlet on iPlayer, it’s very good, Scott is infinitely watchable and I loved the modern setting with security guards instead of soldiers and the ghost on CCTV. 2. Sunshine! 3. Getting another excuse to go to Ikea. 4. This skirt from UNIQLO, a black jersey swishy maxi skirt with a wide…

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…

5 things I liked this week – 16.2.18

1. Another interesting day volunteering, we went to the Imperial War Museum this time. 2. The Star Trek Discovery finale, although I will so miss it until it comes back. 3. Booking tickets for a nice (late) Valentines outing with K. 4. I’ve been in a bit of an audiobook desert for a week or…

5 things I liked this week – 2.2.18

1. The last few days of Lisa Congdon’s pattern month, I loved doing cups and house plants (blog post coming tomorrow). 2. There’s a new painting month on Creativebug for February, this time it’s acrylic paint and is taught by Courtney Cerruti. 3. Some good runs. 4. Finally getting round to having a go at…

5 things I liked this week – 12.1.18

1. Continuing painting along with the latest Lisa Congdon pattern class on Creativebug. 2. Hard Sun, a new thriller on BBC is so good. 3. Looking at S’s GCSE options. 4. Finally finishing a non fiction audiobook (SPQR) that I wanted to finish but, for most of it, was not particularly enjoying the process. I’m…

5 things I liked this week – 29.12.17

1. Getting seats on trains. 2. Getting one of Z’s amazing hand drawn Christmas cards (they’re always very personalised). 3. Some nice walks somewhere different. 4. Watching old walking programmes about the Lake District with my dad (I would love to walk there one day). 5. Watching The Miniaturist on TV.

5 things I liked this week – 22.12.17

1. Going to see the Kew Gardens Christmas Lights. 2. A long wintery walk through Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common. 3. The League of Gentlemen being back. 4. Another great Jon Ronson interview, this time on the Made of Human podcast. 5. This article from The New York Times about the Pentagon searching for aliens.

5 things I liked this week – 17.11.17

1. Star Trek Discovery, of course, but eek, waiting until January now for the next bit! 2. The movie, The Accountant, a brilliant ASD anti hero. 3. Getting a large chunk of my Christmas shopping done (sorry, not sorry). 4. Doing the next bit of the Thames Path. 5. Discovering bibimbap.