Monday, September 21, 2020

This Week...

I'm reading....

After a really good reading week last week, this week has been a lot slower.

I am reading The Second Wife by Gill Paul which is about Jackie Kennedy, Maria Callas and the man that they have in common - Aristotle Onassis. I think I made a bit of a mistake with this book. When I was about to start reading I consulted Doctor Google to get a little background of the key players. I didn't look too hard, but now the book feels a bit like a a recitation of those facts/rumours. Whoops!

I think I am also going to make the call that I am giving up on the audiobook that I have been listening to for weeks. I was sometimes listening to it while I was working but it has been very busy and I don't have capacity to think and do work things and listen to a book as well. Maybe it just isn't catching my attention enough.

I'm watching....

Not a lot really


In theory we should be getting close to having our stage 4 lockdown restrictions lifted a little, hopefully this weekend, and I have to say I am ready for it to be over. We had beautiful spring weather last weekend and it was hard to know we couldn't go anywhere. We have been doing so many things to make life interesting during lockdown but this weekend that was a step too far.

Part of what we have done in order to keep busy.....In a what were we thinking moment, we have both signed up to do a double diploma. I haven't done any formal learning for years and I am a bit intimidated by the thought of doing so!

I did say last week that I was okay with the new Blogger and I mostly am but it does do seem to do strange things with paragraph breaks right now. It doesn't help that the odd spacing doesn't appear on the preview which means that you have to revisit the post after it has posted to check what it really look like. It's not ideal given that I do tend to schedule posts in advance.

I've linked this post to It's Monday, what are you reading? as hosted by Book Date


  1. This whole pandemic thing is getting really old. However, it is far from over and I feel that we have to persist in the social distancing and things. Luckily, I'm pretty much a homebody anyway. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. It's definitely not over yet, but I would like our lockdown to be released a little!

  2. I had a real reading struggle a few weeks ago so I do feel for you. Hope this week is more successful.
    Covid is on the rise in the UK so we are going back into tighter restrictions. I hope you're staying safe where you are.

    1. I have heard that things are getting bad again in the UK. Stay safe Louise.

  3. I've been having a little trouble with new Blogger but hopefully they work the kinks out soon. And I agree- it is SO hard to stay home constantly. I hope they ease your restrictions soon...

    1. The new Blogger is getting there Greg...just slowly!

  4. The Second Wife has an interesting premise, but what a pity it’s just nothing new beyond rumors/ facts already known,



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