Learn Something New Every Day 2020 | Days 26-30

September meant that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness was approaching. It also meant that Shimelle was running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I learned throughout September here. Day 26: Sorting out my sock drawer is strangely therapeutic. 🙂 Day 27: Compiling a dog-walking playlist from songs mentioned … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day 2020 | Days 26-30

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 37 and 38

Week 37: Everything this week was centered around The Boy Child returning to school ... 🙂 Two other highlights were another haircut (which I'm never taking for granted ever again) and a visit to Sywell for a day hanging out with The Brother. Week 38: I picked up the latest offering from J K Rowling … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 37 and 38

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading September 2020

Beach Read by Emily Henry: January is a 29-year-old romance writer who no longer believes in happily-ever-after. Demoralised and broke, she moves into the beach house she inherited when her father died, hoping to lick her wounds and finish her current manuscript. But then, in a cruel twist of fate, she discovers her neighbour is … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading September 2020

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2020

I'm still reading romances ... The Knitting in the City series by Penny Reid (8 books in total, read on Kindle): All the women in these stories are smart and kick ass. There is plenty of female empowerment. Women supporting women. Yes, these are romance novels, but they are so much more. Each story is … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2020

Four Fun Things

London has enjoyed incredible weather over the last few weeks, which has more than made up for the lack of overseas travel. The availability of an online grocery shopping slot appears to be back to pre-Covid times. Series 1 of Virgin River on Netflix is a sweet and easy watch (recommended by the lovely Melissa). … Continue reading Four Fun Things

For the Love of Books | American Royals

American Royals by Katharine McGee: I read this pretty much in one sitting during the course of a wet afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it. Combine royalty and alternate American history, and it's bound to be a fun read. This was exactly what I wanted it to be: dramatic, creative, romantic, and a lot of fun. I loved the … Continue reading For the Love of Books | American Royals

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2020

I took my Kindle back from The Brainy One and settled into a month of romance. I've read that the romance-genre is the hidden success of the literary world. Hidden because few people ever admit to buying/reading them. I'm of the opinion that we all need a little love in our lives, in whatever shape … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2020

Life in Lockdown | Life on Hold

I think we're into Week 12 of Lockdown ... but as the weeks are all blurring into each other, I can't say for sure. But I do know that a quarter of 2020 has been put on hold. Life, as we know it, is in suspended animation. The world is still turning. The sun is … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Life on Hold

For the Love of Books | The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist

My reading of late has veered towards what I considered to be lightweight ... quick reads, with humour and perhaps a little romance. The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez fitted the bill ... although it turns out that they're not that lightweight, as each story tackles difficult and emotional … Continue reading For the Love of Books | The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist