Sunday, 15 July 2018

Weekly Update #20


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It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!


It's been a week of house buying madness!
We met with our mortgage broker and filled in oodles of paperwork and then we filled in more paperwork with our solicitor. By the end of the week, I think we'd more or less signed our souls away but we're only a few steps away from finally buying our house! Oh, it's been a long time coming... I'm so excited!

Out with house buying, we had the little dude's parents evening at school and it was the best - and most chilled! - parents night we've ever had. The school has stopped trying to cram him into a convenient box and instead we've employed some strategies that seem to be working wonders with managing his quirks and social anxieties. He also knocked it out of the park on his SATs (statutory tests applied to all kids aged 7 and 11) which was awesome.


Borrowed Magic - Stephanie Foxe


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A nice, new, binge-readable UF series on Kindle Unlimited!
It's a complete series too... Very exciting. However, complete series is meaningless if book one is complete pants and thankfully this book wasn't! It was on the short side but it was addictive so I grabbed the others and settled in for a binge.

Price of Magic - Stephanie Foxe


⭐⭐⭐⭐

Much longer than the first book in the series - yeay! - and much more addictive and action-packed. It's woefully light on the romance side (I need it!) but it actually didn't matter as I enjoyed it a lot without.


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I haven't been around the blogosphere much this week, I'm afraid! In fact, I went three whole days without turning on my home laptop. Instead, I just chilled with the family, watched some football, read some books and had a partially switched off week to re-charge the batteries!
It's meant I haven't been around as many blogs as I'd have liked but I'll catch up this week!


I watched lots of the How to Train Your Dragon: Race To The Edge tv show which is actually pretty good.
We also watched the live-action Jungle Book movie which was cool too.


Book Blogger Meme: Cluttered Blogs
Tell Me Something Tuesday: Favourite Book Quotes


Erm.. I dunno. I just want to catch up on all the things I guess. Maybe jump onto a meme or two... Keep things simple and chilled for I have nothing scheduled and nothing planned!

Have a great week all!


33 comments:

  1. Congratulations on being closer to owning your home. How exciting! And it's wonderful to hear that your son is having so much success at school. It's amazing how much the child can accomplish, when the educators consider the individual child.

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  2. Congrats on the house buying! I hope your new house is great for you!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays and Cover Spotlight!

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  3. My brother and sister in law sold their house, moved and bought another house so I know how much paper work there is. Glad you're one step closer.

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    1. Thanks Mary, I'm on paper overload at the moment!

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  4. I remember the excitement of home buying! I've experienced that a few times over the years, but the last time was when I bought a house all by myself...and that was definitely memorable. And then, thirteen years later, when I sold that house to downsize.

    Enjoy!

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. It's stressful an exciting! Can't wait to move in!

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  5. Congratulations on the house. I know how that is. We just moved two years ago and I keep saying to my hubby that this is our forever home. NO more moving. =) Who knows tho. Good luck in it - it's so exciting. Have a great week!

    Mary my #SundayRoundup #27!

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    1. We know we'll need to move again at somepoint as the house isn't big enough for a growing family but it gets us on the ladder! :)

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  6. Exciting times for you! I'm glad you're getting a change of pace for summer. The series you found on KU looks interesting. If I do the deal they have currently for 3 months, I'll check them out. I love magic. Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. They were good Anne! However, I'd have liked there to be a little bit more romance and I think the series could have done with another book or two.

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  7. Congratulation on the home buying news! I hope the rest of the process is smooth and stress-free for your family :)

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  8. Oh exciting on the house! Ha! Yes, they near do have you sign away your soul. lol Hope you have a good week!

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  9. Yay, you're so close to buying your home. That's awesome! I'm glad the the parent night was chill as well. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  10. Congrats on the great house news! And blog breaks are good- they definitely help to recharge the batteries!

    I still need to see the live action Jungle Book.

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    1. The live action Jungle Book was surprising!

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  11. Congrats on the house! I’m glad little dude seems to be doing well. Enjoy your new books! Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  12. Congratulations on your new house!!

    I'll have to check out that series since I have KU.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. It's good Karen but it could have done with a few more books I think. The end was all a bit too simple and rushed. :(

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  13. What an exciting time for you! Congrats on the house.

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  14. Paperwork sucks, but how exciting about the house! And that's awesome the school is working with your son :-) Have a great week!

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  15. Congrats on the new home! How exciting to have something of your own. ♥️ Love magic in books. Your KU series need another look from me! Thanks!

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    1. It's good Dani but could have done with being a bit longer!

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  16. How exciting buying a house! It's both nerve wracking and exciting at the same time. Good luck! Hope you have a great week and enjoy your reading.

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  17. How exciting to be well on your way to buying a new home! I hope the process goes smoothly for you.

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