Weekly Update: 13th May, 2018

Hi All and happy Sunday.  I hope you are having a good week and good weekend.  Ours has been pretty good, though I have been fairly quiet on the blog.  For me, it started with a glorious bank holiday, which also happened to be my birthday and a visit to a nearby museum/stately home and picnic in the grounds.  It ended with a trip to a small Scottish village for a friend’s 60th birthday and much drinking and dancing.  It’s probably no wonder I didn’t get much blogging done!  In fact, I only posted twice.


First, was an introduction to my latest read, My Husband’s Lies by Caroline England, which I’ve been really enjoying and which was followed by review of vegan recipe book, Plants Taste Better by Richard Buckley.  Although not a vegan, I am a veggie and this book gave me lots of lovely ideas of what to cook and how to use the whole plant.  I felt healthier just looking at the gorgeous photos!  I had hoped to get up my review of The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw but that will have to wait till this week.

What else will make it onto the blog is another matter as I have nothing scheduled and nothing planned.  As part of getting my blogging mojo back I have decided not to stress so much.  I have a lot of work on next week, so I may not post at all, or I may find it a nice release from writing about health and social care!

And that’s it for me – a short and sweet post. How was your week, reading and otherwise?

Emma x

This week, I’m linking in with Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post and with Katherine at Book Date for It’s Monday, What Are you Reading? Head over by clicking on their badges below to see what other bloggers have read, written about or just added to their shelves.


  1. Happy Sunday! As someone who is trying to eat more plant- based food and phase out meat, I’m interestd in Plants Taste Better. I can use all the help I can get! My Husband’s Lies looks good too.

    1. It’s a great cookbook. I would definitely try it! Enjoy x

  2. My Husband’s Lies looks like one I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing, and have a great week! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. It was a good read – back to my usual genre.

  3. Sounds like you had a fun birthday!!

    1. I did indeed!

  4. I think that’s very wise, Emma:). I hope the coming week is busy – but not TOO busy… Take care – and many thanks for your fine review of Plants Taste Better:)). I’m definitely going to be requesting this one for my birthday!

    1. No I don’t like too busy. I am going to drop you a line this week to finalise our buddy read x

      1. That would be great:))

  5. Happy Birthday late. Three (out of 4) of us on Books of My Heart had birthdays this week. I did take some days off and managed to do more reading and writing reviews. I started getting June posts organized. I’m new to Sunday post so I’m checking out all the other blogs. Anne – Books of My Heart

    1. Thank you – that’s a lot of birthdays on your end. Hope everyone had good days x

  6. Happy belated birthday!

    1. Thank you x

  7. Sounds like a wonderful day! I love the idea of a small Scottish village and hope it’s as picturesque as it is in my head. Her Husband’s Lies sounds like a good read! Hope you’re having a great week!

    1. It was great. And the village was so picturesque- I do love Scotland.

  8. The bank holiday weekend was glorious! I really enjoyed the sunshine. 🙂
    Have a great week!

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