Monday, November 07, 2022

This Week...

I'm reading.....

This week I started two books. The first was Cooking with Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson which is the current selection for Cook the Books. It's an interesting book. It is full of humour and inedible food. We'll see what else there is as I progress on the book. 

The second book I started is With Love From Wish & Co by Minnie Darke. Darke's previous book The Lost Love Song was one of my favourite books of last year so I waas very excited to find out there was a new book coming. The book features some moral ambiguity which I think may end up affecting how I feel about it, but it is very readable and I am enjoying it.

I'm watching.....

My Sunday night viewing was Enola Holmes 2. It was a good way to spend a couple of hours

I also started watching From Scratch on Netflix this week. Whilst we are not visiting this part of Italy on our upcoming trip, I am more than happy to spend some time soaking in the vibe. The first episode of the series was full of the sights of Florence!


I had to go to a funeral today for a friend who passed away. We used to work together many years ago. To be honest, I can't quite believe that she has gone. The last time we spoke we were talking about having brunch. She had talked about perhaps having to have it at her place and she would still be in her pyjamas. I insisted that if she was, then so would I be. RIP my friend.


The weather is warming up so we took him to the beach again after puppy school. He does love it so. One thing he isn't so keen on is the other dog who lives in our house. He follows Max around, has the same toys as he does and everything.

Posts from the last week

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge - November Linky

Top Ten Tuesday: Weddings

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


  1. haha, our puppy often barks at the doggy in the window! I am going to have to do some Netflix watching. And why do books have inedible food?

    1. I think it is meant to be amusing in this case Tandy!

  2. So sorry about your friend! As I get older, I realize that these losses will grow.

    Enjoy your reading and viewing, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. But what an entertaining puppy! Nice looking books too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. Sorry about your friend. Happy reading this week.

  5. I had lunch last week with an old friend (she's now retired) that I used to work with and she told me she's been undergoing cancer treatments. I felt bad that we had lost touch and I didn't even know. This time of year here when the weather changes and the days get shorter always bring on a bit of melancholy for me and it seems the funerals get more frequent. Sad!
    Books can always cheer us, and I'm going to see if I can find the cooking one. I've been on a big amaro kick for the past few years (We tasted it for the first time in Rome over ten years ago now and I fell in love with it.) but when I recently bought a bottle of Fernet Branca I told my husband, I might have finally found one that was too bitter even for me! I

    1. I am not sure Fernet Branca is something that I want to try Laurie so you are braver than I am!

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