This wonderful meme is the brainchild of Sheila from Book Journey. Sadly due to work commitments I do not partake as much as I would like. However my toe is dipped in the water enough to be classified as lukewarm!

This week there has not been much reading going on over a Blog A Book however I am aiming to catch up with myself – after the steak dinner and glass of red my friend will imminently provide.

So the nitty-gritty . . .

Currently Reading

Our Tragic Universe, Scarlett Thomas, Books, Reading, Fiction, Canongate, Blog A Book Etc

This book is surprisingly difficult to get into and my feelings towards it at the moment are far from positive. However thinking back to The End of Mr Y – I will stick with it for another 50 pages and see how I go.

Finished Reading

For Once in My Life, Marianne Kavanagh, Books, Reading, Review, Fiction, Relationships, Blog A Book Etc

All I need to say here is Marianne Kavanagh is a great writer and just all out lovely person. Her book was enjoyable as you can read HERE and she is just so sweet which you can see HERE.

Next To Read

Bridget Jones, Helen Fielding, Books, Reviews, Reading, Fiction, Chick Lit, Blog A Book Etc

As listed in my books to read in August this is the next book on my list that is one out of my pile of many that have been sitting there for some time. HOWEVER . . . There are a few books that I received the other day that I really do want to get stuck into. Take a look.

Books, Blogger, Book Blogger, Reading, Paulo Coelho, Adultery, Hutchinson Books, Penguin Random House, Penguin Books, Penguin, The Mill River Redemption, Darcie Chan, Little Brown Books UK, Sphere Books, Sphere Publishing, Sphere, Little Brown, What I Had Before I Had You, Sarah Cornwell, Harper Perennial, Harper

Nice little pile there right! Am I not a lucky girl! Well I think so anyway! Relevant thank you’s have been sent out over t’internet via the wonderful Instagram – click on the link you know you want to see what I get up to!

How is your Monday going so far?


IMWAYR, It's Monday What Are You Reading?, Books, Reading, Book Blog, Blog A Book Etc

Many Monday’s have passed with lots of goings on including reading, writing and just general life. However I have missed out on the weekly meme to update you lovely people on my not so exciting life. So here goes!

Currently Reading

For Once in My Life, Marianne Kavanagh, Reading, Books, Fiction, Chick Lit, Blog A Book Etc


This is one book that I have picked up and put down quite a lot. However that is only due to lack of time, the writing style is fun and fancy free which means you can dip in and out without losing track of the story line. The copy that I have looks like a large print book however it is just quite a big page size – which I love.

On Friday I posted a list of books that I hope to finish in August and For Once in My Life is one of the three. Looks like I better get a move on.

Next to Read

Our Tragic Universe, Scarlett Thomas, Books, Blogging, Reading, The End of Mr Y


Already a fan of Scarlett Thomas from reading The End of Mr Y many years ago this book has been on my list for quite some time and I will finally get around to it after my current read.

Finished Reading

The Unfinished Symphony of You & Me, Lucy Robinson, Books, Reading, Fiction, Chick Lit, Blogging

This book was a great read. My review has been posted HERE.



Yet another week has gone by and a little bit more reading has been achieved. Have I been listening, well . . .

Currently Reading

60 postcards

This book has been to so many places with me that I had to take off the wonderful cover in fear of more damage!
I am trying to pick it up at every interval I get and I am so close to the end now that in a way I don’t want it to end.



It ‘s still early in the day and I am hoping to get to the end of 60 Postcards! Who knows it might be an audio week over here!


Currently Listening

mercedes king

So far I like the concept of this book but it really is just weird. I like a good mystery like most but this is a few steps beyond!

Song of the Week

 I have listened to this song so many times this week and each time I hit play I just smile.
On a recent walk to Wimbledon this came on and I just bopped along smiling and singing in the sunshine.
Don’t you just love it when that happens!

What are you reading this week?

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

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Once again I am on night shifts and the weather is just fabulous. It is great for you lovelies that are out and enjoying it but for me it is bed time – well after this post anyway!

This week I am proud to say I was slightly more organised than I usually am. However I still find myself putting the photos together today – I need a system! Although some of the pictures are blurry I had a blast taking them and can only hope that the next batch will come out better. Progress is what it is all about right?! I used my trusty Canon this week with one sneaky one taken with my iPhone as I just could not pass the opportunity.

On that note I welcome you to my interpretation of this weeks words!


On a walk home after sitting in the park and reading (where most of this weeks pictures were taken!) I saw these beautiful flowers and just had to stop, have a sniff and click away!


This little set of wheels was a picture I took on the way home from work. I spied the little beast in the car park whilst on a break and luckily it was still there as I was leaving so I snapped it quickly before it zipped off home as I would shortly be doing!


Whilst sitting in the park and soaking up the sunshine these two ladies caught my eye. It is so lovely to see two people just sitting, talking and enjoying each others company. Usually everything is so rushed.


I took this picture about a month ago however it popped up on my screen and couldn’t resist putting it in. It is just the perfect picture to show a feeling of happiness and contentment with oneself. It makes me smile when I look at it and makes me remember that I need to stop over complicating my life and just enjoy.


Isn’t he just so cute! So determined.

(Any issues with this photo please email me – many thanks and no offence I know people get ancy when children are involved – sad times)

How was your week in photos? I am looking forward to checking out the collections tomorrow when I am off and seeing what other peoples interpretations of the titles were.

I am already gearing up for the end of the week! And although we do not celebrate 4th July as a holiday I will give the pictures a good go. They are after all our colours too! Kinda!

Have a great week and on this lovely Sunday morning I will leave you with this tune!