Monday, April 19, 2021

This week....

I'm reading....

This week I am back to my WWII reading place. Over the weekend I started The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer which is out next week. She is an author who I have meant to read before now. I am only in the early stages of the book but I am already asking myself why oh why haven't I read her before!

I am still limping along with my audiobook of The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley. I think I have maybe around 3 hours left. It's not that I am not enjoying it, I am, but it has been a real struggle finding the time. And in the mean time I am building up lots of Audible credits in my future! There's every chance I will finish this book just as the last book in the series is released in May.

When we were at brunch on Saturday one of my friends surprised me with a book!  She has bought 4 blind-date-with-a-book packages from her local bookstore, and the idea is that once the four people involved have each read our book we will swap until the four of us have read them all. It was a lovely surprise and I am looking forward to participating. The book I got was a new to me author, so it will be good to see how it is!

I'm watching....

I recently discovered that we can watch season 4 of The Casketeers. I have mentioned before how much we enjoy watching this show. It is funny and moving, and great feel good TV.


We have also been waiting patiently to watch season 6 of Friday Night Dinners, especially followingthe death of Paul Ritter a few weeks ago. We watched all six episodes yesterday and we laughed a lot. I have no idea if they knew he was sick when they filmed that last season, but it felt like it ended at a good point if there aren't going to be any more.

And in good news, the new series of Masterchef Australia starts tonight! Yay!


We had a busy weekend. We were out for brunch both days, and then we had friends over for dinner.

We did manage to score tickets to see all of the uoouoos on display all in one location. Well, 99 of the 100! It was so fun to getto see them. We even got to speak to a couple of the artists which was fascinating. You can see some of the others we tracked down around the city over the last couple of months here or on Instagram!

My husband named Robert with the uoouoo named Robert

Posts from the last week

Blog Tour: Secrets of the Railway Girls/Railway Girls in Love
Weekend Cooking: Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake

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


  1. Sounds like you had a fun and busy week. Blind-date-with-a-book sounds like a fun idea but I'm a really picky reader and don't know if it would work for me. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. It's not a bookI would have chosen, but who knows I could find a new author to love Kathy.

  2. Love the idea of Blind Date with a Book! Enjoy the surprises.

    I have a couple of Kelly Rimmer books still unread. Must get on that!

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  3. The book exchange is such a great idea!
    I love the uoouoos, thanks for sharing the exhibition with us.

    Wishing you a great reading week

    1. It's a fun thing to do with friends for sure!

  4. I love the book exchange! Great idea. WW II is one of the time periods I seem to read a lot of and hope to link up for the historical fiction challenge this month.

    1. I look forward to seeing your reviews Tina!

  5. That's such a great idea about the blind date book swap! Although, it's true that you might need to make time to read a book you might not particularly want to read, I suppose. Or I guess you could try it, and stop if you really don't like it, right? Great photos and thank you for the TV show recommendations, too. I don't know if we can get them, and it takes my husband and me forever to go through several seasons of a show, but we may be coming close to the end of our current show, iZombie.

    1. I hope you enjoy the TV series if you get to watch them Laurie.

  6. i read about the UooUoos online somewhere. so cute. and i've actually bought a couple of the figurines. just wish i could have seen them in situ:)

  7. We love Friday Night Dinner so were really upset to hear of Paul's death. I'm glad you found a new favourite author with The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer and I hope your blind date book is just as successful!

  8. I hope you are enjoying The Warsaw Orphan. I haven't read anything by Kelly Rimmer. What a fun surprise your friend gave you! I love her idea. Thank you for sharing photos of some of the uoouoos display! I hope you have a great weekend!

  9. I've enjoyed a couple books by Rimmer, so this one is definitely on my TBR list. Glad you're enjoying it.

    Those uoouoos are so colorful and fun!



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