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.Read More »
Hi all and happy Sunday. I hope you are having a good weekend. I am busy enjoying the sun (writing this in the back garden feels so good!) and not much else. It’s quite nice after a pretty busy week. I’ve been gardening, decorating and knocking on doors to try and get people out to vote in the local council elections. Oh, and work – I am now an expert on the new data protection legislation that is coming out for those in the EU in a couple of weeks. I am not sure what I thought I’d be doing when I started working for myself but this wasn’t it. Still, it’s been fun learning something new and I’ve been working for a great client so I really shouldn’t complain (though I will, just a bit).
On the reading and blog front, I feel like I’ve finally gotten my mojo back, enough to write my first weekly update in nearly two months at any rate. Here’s what I posted…Read More »
Morning all and happy Sunday and Happy Mother’s Day to everyone in the UK and anywhere else in the world celebrating motherhood today. Mine was supposed to start with a lie in and breakfast in bed. Unfortunately, the cat had other ideas and decided the best mother’s day present would be a live bird flying around the living room. Cue my six o’clock wake up and a very tired me. Hopefully afternoon tea this afternoon will perk me up a bit. It will be a nice end to a busy-ish week, one that didn’t see me do much blogging beyond reviews – though, I still got three of those in so I’m not complaining….Read More »
Hi All and Happy Sunday – I hope you are having a good weekend. This is my first weekly update for a few weeks and it’s nice to be back. There’s been no reason for my absence other than not getting organised enough to write a post. Life keeps getting in the way! I have been lucky to get more freelance work (yay!) and we’ve also had friends visiting (more yays!) and half-term in there. Now, though, life is back to something like normality so I hope to get reading and posting regularly again this week.
Still, I didn’t do bad with three posts last week – all reviews…. Read More »
Morning all and welcome to my first February update, another month that has started with rain – when will we get some better weather? For a short month, February is apparently the one that feels like the longest. I think it’s because we are now all desperate for spring to arrive. Fingers crossed it does soon. On other notes, it was another busy week for me with projects to do (but I’m not complaining) but also not as stressful because I didn’t feel as panic-y … I even said no to a job when the timeframes were too tight (it felt good). It did mean I didn’t get as much blog hopping and commenting done as I would like but I did spend some time this weekend catching up and am hopefully about there now.Read More »
Morning all and welcome to the last Sunday in January. It’s hard to believe the month is almost over, but given time goes quicker the older you get and I’m not getting any younger, it’s probably no surprise. Still, for me, it’s been quite a good month – getting my first freelance jobs was a big and brilliant thing. This week, it was also a tiring thing as I took on two jobs afraid to say no. I am sure that will change as I become more confident the work will come and I figure out my limits but it meant this week I had later nights that I have had for a while. Still, it’s better than week-in-week-out 9:5 so I’m not complaining (honest!).
The work did impact the blog a little bit, with posts early in the week but then nothing until Saturday, with my stacking shelves post – which was nice and short because I only picked up two books this week. Read More »
Morning all and welcome to my first weekly update in a month…time flies when you are celebrating Christmas and New Year I guess – and then have another week of school holidays to contend with. I still don’t feel like I’ve quite gotten over the holidays, even though technically this week everything was back to normal for us.
Hopefully next week will be better and I’ll be back into some type of routine. What that will be I’m not sure as I picked up my first batch of freelance work this week (yay!) and I don’t know till Monday just what or how much time that will involve. Still, it’s exciting and a bit of a relief to know that there is work out there and that my leap of faith into the world of self-employment is paying some dividends.Read More »
Morning All and welcome to another Sunday and, for the first time in weeks, a week update that I’m actually publishing on the intended day! How come I’m so organised? I’m not really, I’m just not away this weekend. Instead, I’ve been spending it at home, getting ready for the big day…only 14 more sleeps! I’m officially excited. The presents are bought bar a few stocking-stuffers, the turkey ordered, the tree up and ready to be decorated today and I have Christmas music on repeat (there really is no such thing as too much Slade at this time of year in my humble opinion). In between I even got some blogging done – though I had ground to a halt by Friday….Read More »
Morning all and welcome to another Sunday. I hope you’ve been having a good weekend and have had a good week. Mine has been a bit up and down, the down mainly because my cat got quite a nasty cut on his leg this weekend – cue late night trip to the vet and lots of worry. Thankfully, he’s alright though how he’s going to cope with not being able to go out for the next five days I’m not sure – I expect lots of whiny crying. Until then, it was going quite well. I got to spend time with friends and also hit the 3K mark on my journey to 5K so was feeling quite chuffed. If we get enough sunny days I should be hitting 5K by the end of November – yay!
Blog wise, I changed site hosts this week so that’s a bit all over the place. Not all my previous posts transferred over and I have had to change blog theme. I knew I’d have to do that but I am not happy with the one I’ve chosen so I need to keep looking for one that works for me. I figure it will be a bit of a work in progress for a couple of weeks and just got on with reviewing mainly, doing a little bit to get things where I want them each day. Read More »
Morning all and happy Sunday – I hope you are having a good weekend and for those taking part in the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon, you managed to get some sleep. I took part for the first time this week and didn’t do too badly – two books read, one on the way (so I know I’ll have things to review next week!).Read More »