Monday, 22 January 2018

Read With Me 2018 #3

Hello and welcome to this weeks Read With Me. After setting a Goodreads reading target last week or 52 books, one for each week. I have to admit I have already cheated, I read two books in one week, just couldn't help myself. At least I'm on target though right!


Swings in roundabouts though doesn't it because I also have weeks where I really don't feel like reading at all, especially if I've previously been engrossed in a long novel, you end up feeling like you need a break.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

My Sunday Photo 2018 #3

With the colder temperatures, the wind and the rain, there hasn't been much to tempt me outdoors these past couple of weeks. I'll be honest I would have been quite content to hibernate until the warmer weather decides to make an appearance. However there was a glimpse of something better the other afternoon and it was one of the sights you just had to capture quickly before it disappeared again.

Ok it was still freezing outside but the sun had been shining for most of the day (I know I'm as shocked as you) and it left behind a wonderful glow in the sky. I'd captured something very similar last year and it's one of those views that makes you think, now isn't that pretty and just a little bit dramatic looking.


Friday, 19 January 2018

Certificates, Waffles and Keeping Warm #LittleLoves

I think I'm finally getting into the swing of things this year now. The early wake ups aren't bothering me half as much now and dare I say it, I'm starting to enjoy exercising again although I could really do with the temperatures warming up because I'll admit, I've taken to working out in my pyjamas most mornings because it is just far too cold to wear the exercise gear thatI'd prefer to put on.

The kids are in a routine with school, the youngest two have started a multi-sports club at school on a Thursday afternoon so they're doing their bit to stay active too, not that they're ever really that still when at home any way. Although my eldest would of course prefer at least an extra hour in bed every morning.

But here's what else I can share with you this week:


The first thing I read was actually from late last week. I got a letter in the post (and it wasn't a bill), what I found inside was a certificate for my eldest daughter and a letter of congratulations informing us that a poem her school had submitted for a competition had been chosen to be published in a book next month. This topped off her week as the same day she'd also been chosen for a part in her class play that she'd been desperate to get.


Now onto actual book reading. I'm a person that used to read at least three to four books a week. I was always in a rush to grab the next novel. But the problem with that was that I wasn't really taking in the stories properly. Not like my eldest that can tell you every character and every detail from all of the tales that she decides to read. So, I made the conscious decision this year to slow down my reading pace.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Toy Review

My first question to you as I begin this post has to be have you seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet? I have and I have to admit it didn't rate in my top three Star Wars films but it was seeing Carrie Fisher on screen again and to have a few questions answered. My youngest on the other hand really loved it and honestly that's the opinion that counts isn't it.

Now of course with any Star Wars film comes an abundance of merchandise and that includes some fantastic toys for kids. We were kindly sent a huge bundle of toys to coincide with the release of the movie and the You Tube mini series, Star Wars Forces of Destiny. The bundle included:

Force Link with figure
Interactech Kylo Ren 
Path of the Force Lightsaber 
Forces of Destiny figure
Rey of Jakku Extendable Staff

Monday, 15 January 2018

Read With Me 2018 #2

Hello you lovely readers and welcome to another Read With Me. It's been a good start to the year, some fantastic posts linked up last week, thank you. 


I got around to setting up my Good Reads challenge for this year, this will be my 5th year of doing it. My magic number this time, 52. I have decided to keep it low and opted to read one book a week. I think this will give me a chance to actually enjoy the words on the pages more instead of rushing through them.