I’ve come across a lovely linkie courtesy of Morgana at Coffee Work Sleep Repeat called Little Loves, which is a nice way to round up a week. Little Loves focuses on the small touches that have made the past week sparkle, so what were mine…?
I’m powering through books for 2017, in part because I’m aware once this baby arrives I’ll not have quite as much time to indulge my favourite hobby and in part because I’m trying to tick off as many of the POPsugar 2017 reading challenge categories as I can.
This week I’m reading The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood, as it ticks off the “book written by someone you admire” category. I love Atwood’s writing, particularly the incredible Handmaid’s Tale, and I’ve read quite a few of her books. This one is about a desperate couple who agree to be part of a strange experimental community after the recession sees them destitute and living out of their car. The world around them has disintegrated, with society crumbling into crime and violence, so the promise of a home and employment in a safe and clean town hidden behind secure walls seems the answer to their prayers. Until it really, really isn’t.
I’ll admit, it took a while for me to warm to the book. But once it became apparent that there was a very sinister catch to their new life, I started to get hooked and I’m looking forward to finishing it over the weekend to see what becomes of Stan and Charmaine!
We’re coming to the end of the 2nd season of Fortitude, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I’ll be frank, it’s got really fucking weird and episode 9 nearly made me switch off. There is a scene which actually made me boak and ask Hubs to fast forward because it was truly awful to watch. And I’m pretty hardcore, so that tells you how extreme it was. I’ll stick it out to finish the season off, but it’s all been a bit too crazy for me this time around!
I’ve not been listening to a lot of albums recently as I’m loving some of the tracks my daily mix on Spotify is throwing at me (though not so much the time it thought I’d like to hear the theme tune to Pochahontas…not sure what in my play history had made it think I needed that?!). But I did listen to Izzy Bizu’s album this week, and that girl has an incredible voice – full of soul and jazz, but very funky.
I’m no crafter. In fact my only sort of creation skills lie in the kitchen, and at best they are basic! But I shared a recipe this week, which shows that even basic skills can put a delicious meal on the table – beef goulash.
After my rant about how hard it is to find decent maternity sports wear, I have hit the jackpot! I took a gamble on a pair of leggings from Vertbaudet (which are now half price *rage*), and they are brilliant. They fit, they’re comfortable, they are actually made for exercise and they are squat-proof! Now I have no excuse not to keep working out for as long as my bump allows!
This week I have been mainly trying to get my head around Twitter, which basically feels like the equivalent of standing at the side of a motorway waiting for my turn to cross. It’s so fast paced that I feel a bit overwhelmed, but I am loving the new blogs and linkies I’ve found from it already. I’d love it if you could follow me, and I will certainly follow back – Follow @yourownexample