Monday, April 10, 2023

This week....

I'm reading

I have finished a couple of things books this week. Firstly, my husband and I finished listening to Diddly Squat by Jeremy Clarkson together. Now I need to find something else to listen to in the car together. 

I also finished reading The Forgotten Palace by Alexandra Walsh which I enjoyed. My review for this will be up later this week.

I started reading The Girl Who Escaped by Angela Petch. Last time I read Petch, I was inspired to visit Puglia. It is different to the previous book, but I am liking it.

I'm watching

A four day weekend means plenty of time to watch all sorts of thing! We used the opportunity to catch up on some of the series we are watching including The Mandalorian and Picard.

We also started watching the UK version of Ghosts which is so much fun. We will definitely be watching more of this.

We also went to the movies to watch another French Film Festival movie called The Tasting which I enjoyed. It was a combination of comedy and serious drama. 

Then I watched a movie called Walking on Sunshine which was ....not great. Think Italian Mamma Mia with 80s songs. It was fun to see which 80s song would come next but it was a bit over the top.

The last movie I watched this weekend was a English/Spanish move called Language Lesson and it was so good! It's a very simple movie with only two on screen characters, and it was very heartwarming and fun. Highly recommend!


We had a pretty quiet weekend. My sister and her family came around for lunch today which was nice.

I made an Easter Celebration Cake which was delicious! And looked pretty good for one of my cakes. Normally I make delicious tasting cakes that don't look that great!

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


  1. Glad you had a nice Easter! I need to catch upon The Mandalorian too.

  2. Sounds like a nice Easter. Lots of interesting movies too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. We got to watch quite a few things Kathy!

  3. Mmm that cake looks so good and lovely chocolate! The Girl Who Escaped looks interesting, haven't heard of that author.

    1. I read Angela Petch previously and as a result ended up visiting Puglia on our recent trip!

  4. It sounds like you had a nice Easter. I hope you have a good week.

  5. Ghosts is excellent, it's just a pity the pandemic seems to have killed it off no pun intended. You've 3 series and a special or two though.

    Beautiful cake! Bet it tasted just as good as it looks!

  6. Your cake is beautiful!

    We haven't started this season of The Mandalorian yet but I'm excited to watch it. We just finished the second season of Picard and the first season of the US version of Ghosts. My husband would binge everything but I'm a slow watcher. We binged Ghosts by my standards! We were surprised that it was funny but also touching. I caught my husband crying in one episode. I'd like to find the UK version while we're waiting for access to the second season of the US version (I had to check discs out from the library and I think the second season literally just finished airing).

    Enjoy your week!

    1. I think we will eventually watch the US version, but we will have a gap between the two versions Jen.