Monday, October 17, 2022

This week....

I'm reading....

I started reading The Language of Food by Annabel Abbs when we were away at Easter. I read maybe 130 pages, put it down and never picked it up again. Every time I looked at it I thought I really should finish that but it never happened. When I knew I was going to do something for National Cookbook Month it seemed like a good opportunity to finally do so. I had to start from the beginning again but I managed to get it finished and reviewed the book on Saturday.

As a result of reading this book I have borrowed an audiobook from the library called Women in the Kitchen by Anne Willan, which is a book about key female figures in food from the 1600s until now and I have also borrowed an ebook of one of Eliza Acton's cookbooks. Eliza is one of the subjects of The Language of Food.

On Sunday afternoon we were having a chilled afternoon so I was able to read a big chunk of The Last Summer by Karen Swan. Often on the weekend I will tell my husband that I am "going to read my book" which is code for I might read a few pages but most likely I will then fall sleep, but this time I just kept on reading!

I'm watching...

This week we finished watching the first series of Reacher, which we really enjoyed. We will definitely be watching the second series when it comes out.

We also finished watching Shipwreck Hunters Australia. So fascinating hearing the stories of the wrecks that they were searching and seeing all the different aquatic animals they came across.


We have finally, finally sold our old house. When we put the house on the market the real estate agent assured us that we would be able to sell quickly and for a good price. Unfortunately neither of those things happened. We built at the right time, but we were selling the wrong time given that interest rates have risen every month, but it is done now and we are able to move forward.  

Now we can start focussing on things like our holiday plans!!

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


  1. Hope you find a book that will make you want to keep reading to the end!

    1. The Last Summer certainly kept my attention Harvee

  2. Nice looking books. Glad the house selling ordeal is over. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  3. Congrats on selling the house!

  4. Congrats on selling your house!! It sounds like you are reading a lot of interesting books.

  5. I’m glad you are enjoying Last Summer.

    Wishing you a great reading week

    1. I have moved on to my next Karen Swan book now!