Sunday, 25 March 2018
Weekly Post #4
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Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!
This week was shaping up to be a pretty quiet week up until Thursday when we had our carbon monoxide alarms go off!
We had to evacuate the house, call out the emergency gas people and have the supply to our property cut off, and then ventilate the house for a while until we were given the all clear to return.
When we returned - later the same evening - we had no heating, no hot water and no cooker and the gas supply to the property was cut off until the system could be fully checked over by an engineer.
Luckily an engineer could come out the following day and restore supply.
Turns out it was a faulty CO detector.
Everyone involved was amazingly efficient and kind and I'm crazy grateful that we hadn't been slowly poisoned...
This coming week, I'm hoping for a lazy week of catching up on basic things, like ironing!
I also joined Slimming World this week and so far I've been very good and stuck to plan! Hopefully, this reflects in some good losses on Tuesday when I return to group.
That is totally shameful, isn't it?
I've been reading the odd chapter, here and there, of The Windmill Cafe: Summer Breeze by Poppy Blake and it should have been a nice quick read - it's only about 100 pages! - but I'm just not clicking with it at all.
If I can't power my way through it then I'll set it aside and pick up something else. I'd probably have DNF'd by now except that it's a review copy and I really try not to do that with review copies.
Beauty and the Beast Boxset by Skye Warren.
No ARCs or review books this week.
My total for this remains at 8.
I've read 3 Dark Romances towards this challenge.
Not sure if I'll continue trying Dark Romance or if I'll switch to something else that I don't usually read.
Still haven't started on this!
Must do that...
Ugh, this week's reading slump has resulted in me falling to 4 books behind my Goodreads schedule.
I've been continuing on with The Vampire Diaries.
I'm onto season 6 now, which is further than I have ever watched before - I gave up before the mid-point of S5 the first time round when watching it 'live' - and although I've enjoyed the re-watch, so far, season 6 is getting very trippy.
Blitz: Alien Retribution by Sadie Carter
Blogging Challenge: Mini Blog Ahead 24th March - 7th April
This week we have a release blitz for Recovered by Jay Crownover.
Anything else is a surprise!