So here's what we've been up to!
I finished reading "Sisters of the East End" and after a slow start, quite enjoyed it in the end. This week, I've started reading "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak which I am loving. It's SO stylistically different to any book I've read before, and it took me a couple of pages to click into the layout, but I am loving it, and excited to carry on, given that I miraculously have managed to avoid finding out what happens (I know there's a film... I'm sure I'll be watching that afterwards!) So no-one ruin it for me in the comments!!! :-)
We have been loving ITVs "The Great Fire"... I've heard a number of criticisms - not totally historically accurate, bad acting (??)... but we are loving it! And I'm not ashamed to admit it! Last night was the last episode and we will miss having a Thursday night drama to settle in to!
Oh! Every variation under the sun. Last Friday I was at the beach with my jumper and my jeans rolled up and two little bare-legged girls. Today, I braved the cold with gloves, thick winter scarf and even considered the wooly hat! What is going on with this weather?!
I was driving home in the car yesterday and this song started playing... I love a bit of country and western and it just totally summed up where I'm at right now. I was pretty emotional over the weekend after our difficult week last week, but I have been left just feeling pretty thankful really and appreciating a thousand little things.
Ava and I had a productive afternoon yesterday and had fun preparing for our family bonfire night feast! We made little "sparklers" as table decorations. Dead easy and really cute!
And lastly... this week has been a tough one for our big girl. We've gone from lazy half term to full blown term-time program and she's struggled a little to keep up. And I have too, to be honest. We're both in need of some down time, and so I'm pretty determined that this next week's going to involve a lot of quiet afternoons - board games, puzzles and playdough... and perhaps the odd blanket tent or two.
Sometimes peace and quiet is just what the Doctor orders.