Tuesday, 24 May 2022
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book is about 4 women living on the same housing estate being drawn together through a pottery class. They all have their own issues but by coming together and making new friends they all manage to move forward in their lives.
It's a bit twee in places and I'm not sure the time line is always accurate. The idea isn't exactly original and I'm always wary of books by well known people (Sara is a radio and TV presenter) who suddenly turn their hand to writing.
Having said all that it's a nice easy, feel good read and it's not too long. I enjoyed it.
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Sunday, 22 May 2022
Yep it's Sunday so over a week since I last posted here. You could be forgiven for thinking I'd fallen down a rabbit hole with Alice.
I seem to have lost my enthusiasm for blogging this last week or so but it has been a busy time. Getting the bedrooms straight after the decorating took time and then last weekend we had all the grandkids and their parents here on Saturday for an early birthday celebration for Noah and Rory. Noah turned four on Tuesday and Rory will turn 4 on 1st June so last weekend was the nearest we could get to both birthdays for a family get together.
It coincided with the Eurovision song competition which 2 of my DILs are very keen to watch and enjoy. To the extent of having European flavoured drinks and snacks. This meant we ended up with 2 of the 3 families staying overnight. The grandchildren were actually quite good at going to bed and sleeping, although they were up early the next morning.
Of course it was lovely to see them all together but it does get a bit hectic and then there are beds to change, extra towels etc to wash after they've all gone home.
It's a bit tricky getting a decent photo of all 6 grandchildren together. This was probably one of the best ones:
So what with straightening up the house, visiting family, babysitting grandkids and so on, blogging has definitely been taking a back seat. I haven't even been doing as much reading as I usually do.
Another time stealer has been games on my phone. I'm sure most of you can guess the main culprit there. Well tonight I've deleted them. I'll probably relapse and add it back at some point but for now that's one less thing to take away blogging time.
Today has been a nice relaxed day. We walked down to the lake and then into the park as it was the Highams Park festival today. There were fairground rides there, a display of classic cars, live music and lots of stalls either promoting local organisations or selling food.
The weather was lovely today so lots of people were in the park and the queues for food were long everywhere so we decided to walk into town and had a nice lunch at a place called The Melting Point Bistro. Nick has been there quite a lot but it was the first time for me. Won't be the last either. We had some lovely tapas dishes and some wine.
That's two good meals I've had this weekend as on Friday our Ladies Lunch group became a supper occasion and our host cooked a lovely salmon dish accompanied by an aubergine dish both of which were delicious. Finished off with a fruit flan and of course washed down with wine, although not too much for me as I had to drive home. The company was also good so a very enjoyable evening.
So lots to be thankful for this week although I didn't get around to doing my usual Friday Fave Five post.
Now I'm off to bed with a new book on my Kindle. Have a good week all. Hopefully I'll get around to visiting your blogs and leaving some comments!
Friday, 13 May 2022
Friday, 6 May 2022
Is it Friday again already? And May as well. Time seems to be flying by. But Friday is the day when we take a breath and look back on the week to find 5 things to be grateful for. Then it's over to Susanne's site here to share with other like minded bloggers.
is now redundant. It was taking up a lot of floor space so that will be going out in the yard sale we're doing on Sunday. It was very satisfying getting everything straight and doing some organising and decluttering at the same time.