This is the first time I’ve joined in this particular linky, run by Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. I thought it was a lovely, easy one to do that shares everything I’ve been doing, reading, watching for the last month.
I love reading, but sometimes I don’t have as much time for it as I would like. I’m now settled back in my old job (after going elsewhere for 3 months and deciding I didn’t like it). Luckily, my company were able to take me back. This means I’ve returned to my standard Monday to Friday, 9 til 5, which is where I’m happiest (lack of routine throws me off).
This now means I’ve got my evenings back which, when Jay’s working, have turned into my hours of reading.
My recent read has been Ladder of Years, by Ann Tyler. It’s an intriguing read. Delia goes on holiday to the beach with her family. She decides to walk away from the beach….and just keeps going. She starts a new life for herself in an unknown town as a Miss, leaving her entire family behind her.
My other read has been more work-related. It’s a PR and Marketing book. This is something I do as my day job, however I never did a marketing degree. The more knowledge I can teach myself and take in, the better.
Desperate Housewives (Prime) – I’m currently obsessed with Desperate Housewives. I set up an Amazon Prime free trial so I could watch it, but now that trial runs out tomorrow which means I’m paying £7.99 a month just so I can watch it. Is that dedication? I think so.
Thinking about it, it would be cheaper to buy the box set than pay £90 for a year of Prime, but I’m sure I’ll find other things to watch besides DH. Paying for Netflix and Amazon Prime seems a bit OTT, but considering I NEVER watch live TV (besides Bake Off), it’s worth it.
Bodyguard (TV) – I don’t normally watch standard, live TV. I find it hard to keep up with dramas (what days and times they’re on) and invariably end up missing an episode. But I was absolutely hooked on Bodyguard. I watched most of them on iPlayer, and watched the last two epsiodes live. It was so tense, with plenty of curve balls but I’d recommend watching it on catch up to anyone.
So this week, I learnt that cats don’t communicate to each other in the wild by meowing. A meow is a noise they learn to make to humans so they can tell us when they want something. This blew my mind!
I also learnt that when they’re hungry, they can make their meow sound like that of a crying baby, hoping that our parenting instincts will kick in and feed them. My cat was meowing at me this morning, pretending she hadn’t been fed when she had already by my husband! So that’s my ‘heard’ this month.
I’ve been making lots of incredible food this month. I’m always looking to try new recipes. The fish pie was the best I’ve made yet, and the beef casserole might have been the best thing I’ve made EVER. Jay said it was the best casserole he’s ever had (which is a big statement coming from the man who didn’t like casserole until I introduced him to it).
It’s coming up to winter (though we’ve had a weird mini heatwave in the last couple of days), so it’s PYJAMA SEASON. I’ve bought some new woolly socks, and am on the lookout for a new dressing gown.
I also recently treated myself to these new knee high boots for the coming winter from Debenhams.
How nice would they look with the ASOS outfit on the right?!
On a slight home interiors note, we’re finally getting a combi boiler fitted for winter. Our current boiler is 11 years old (and still going strong), but we’ll be looking to sell in a couple of years, and a boiler that old will put potential buyers off.
Plus if we get a combi, we can get rid of the airing cupboard in our bedroom. This means we can rip our old crap wardrobes out, and have huge new ones put in!