Wednesday, 12 March 2014

#40NewThings One to Seven

I am not a particularly religious person so I don't take part in Lent, the thought of giving up something for 40 days doesn't thrill me. 

I was on twitter when my friend Victoria said she was taking part in 4o new things that she has seen someone else talking about on the radio. I thought that was a really good idea as I'm not always brilliant at trying new things and I do like a challenge.

The rules are pretty flexible you just try to do something, eat something, see something etc new each day for 40 days.

Here are my first 7 new things:

1. Made a New Header for Parent Panel

2. Tried a New Crochet Pattern & Made a Chick in an Egg

3.  Learnt How to Needle Felt

4. Made Cottage Pie Topped with Mash Potato and Roasted Pumpkin

5. Started a New Book

6. Cup of Tea in my New Cup and Saucer

7. Bought New Flowers from the Market 

I just need to find something for today.

Feel free to take part the # is #40NewThings 

Friday, 7 March 2014

Spring Is In The Air

The nights are getting lighter. 

The flowers are starting to bloom and the sun is peeking out. 

I do believe Spring as sprung.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

#theyearinbooks March

I totally failed last month I only managed one and a half books. I am blaming illness and half term for my poor performance.

I was supposed to read

Kindle: How to Fall in Love by Celia Ahern

Paperback: Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs

I read  Deja Dead which I mostly enjoyed. Once I got over the fact that the only similarity between the main character in the books and and in the TV show Bones is her name and job I found it easier to read. 

However as Kathy Reichs really is a forensics anthropologist  I found some parts of the book read like a report and was hard to get through. I hoping that its first book niggles and that it isn't the same in all the other as I have 9 more to read (damn you BookPeople and your bargains).

I am half way through How to Fall in Love so I am going to going to finish that this month, hopefully this week. 

For my second book I have chosen The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul as I have heard good things about it.

I got it out of the library as I am trying to make sure we use it more. I am really concerned that smaller libraries are going so I am using it so we don't lose it. Both my girls love a visit to the library.

I think one and half books is realistic as I am also crochet Easter gifts for the girls and their cousins.