Monday, March 04, 2024

This Week...

I'm reading

I mentioned last week that I started reading The Paris Cooking School which I have now finished and really enjoyed. However, I probably won't post the review for this one until July, as it will be a perfect Weekend Cooking post for Paris in July.

I also mentioned that I wasn't sure what I would listen to next. I ended up deciding to go back to something I have listened to a few times but not for a few years now. I chose to re-listen to Sylvester by Georgette Heyer, as narrated by Richard Armitage. Hello aural bliss!! 

I am on a blog tour for A Villa with a View by Julie Caplin later this week so I started and finished that this week. It bought back a lot of memories of our trip to Italy early last year.

While I was in Sydney last week, my read on a theme bookclub met and they decided that our next theme would be Crime: Fact or Fiction. I have had Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club waiting for me for a while so this seems like a good time to start reading it! Apparently I missed a cracker of a conversation. Our previous theme was "Outside Your Comfort Zone" and one of our older members decided it was time to read Fifty Shades of Grey which led to a lot of talk!

I'm watching

We are part way through several series but we didn't make a lot of progress this week. We did go and see Dune Part 2. We went a bit further afield from our closest cinema so we could get the reclining seats and it was worth it


On Thursday I had a leaders day where we talked all about Diversity Equity and Inclusion. It was a full on day, but very interesting. Normally after a day like that I would go home exhausted but not this week as Ie went to see the theatre adaptation of Pip Williams' A Dictionary of Lost Words based on her book of the same name. Whilst I haven't read Dictionary, I have read the accompanying book, The Book Binders of Jericho. I really enjoyed the play, but I was exhausted by the end of the day!

In other exciting news, our holiday plans for August/September are starting to come together. I am so excited about some of the plans and I can't wait to share my experiences with you all!

Posts from the last week

Top Ten Tuesday: Trees
Six Degrees of Separation: Tom Lake to A Game of Thrones

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


  1. I've never read any Heyer - maybe I should give her a try....Also wondering about Book Binder...she's very popular. #Bookdate

    1. I've read a few but I do keep on coming back to these two audiobooks!

  2. I love a Georgette Heyer book, I bet Richard Armitage sounds good. One day I'll get to it.

  3. Looks like lots of great things happening in your world. My mother-in-law loved Georgette Heyer. Enjoy continuing with your holiday plans.

    1. It feels like there is always something Cheryl!!

  4. Your holiday plans sound great! Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. We've just booked some more things so the plans are definitely coming together.



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