Sunday, 31 March 2019

Weekly Update #54


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


This week can best be described as happy chaos!
It was the end of the financial year so I was busy sending deliverables out to customers and running about like a look getting everything signed off, but it's done! For a weekend. On Monday, I start working up the draft plans for the coming year and turning them into signed off work plans. 😭 Work... It never ends, lol.

Work aside, there was an end of FY lunch with my fellow project leadership types and one of my colleagues, who is on maternity leave, joined us and brought the baby for cuddles. You've gotta love baby cuddles.

The little dude's school play was this week and that was interesting... A bunch of 7-9yos performing A Midsummer's Night's Dream in app. 40 minutes. They looked like they were having so much fun though and it was infectious so fun times.

Then yesterday we spent the day at the local theme park - Paulton's Park - for a late birthday treat for the little dude. It's so close to us but we've never been before! However, all were pleasantly surprised with what it had to offer. It's home of Peppa Pig world which we walked through, out of curiosity, but skipped spending any significant time in it because he's 8 and well past Peppa Pig. It looked amazing if you have kids of that age and the rest of the park was also pretty good and definitely aimed at families for there wasn't a single ride he couldn't go on.

And today ends the week with the loss of an hour (stupid 'spring forward!) but also with Mother's Day.
😊

Hope you've all had a great week!!



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Okay, I'm saying it!
I love Rick Riordan's Olympians (Percy/Heroes) more than I love Harry Potter.
I feel like I'm going to explode with all the feelings.
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Re-reads



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(for both)

I wanted comfort reads this week and my brain took me to back to Sookie and I loved it.


Freebie


Mary over at Dark Thoughts reviewed this one this week and I liked the sound of it so 1-clicked!
It was also free (at the time), yeay!



We watched First Man this week and I thought it was painfully boring. It was one of those things that I finished and then wondered why someone thought that should be made? And are Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin supposed to have been assholes? Because the movie didn't paint the prettiest light...


Review: Kitty and The Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn
Blitz: The Last Wingman by Daisy Prescott
Top Ten Tuesday: Audiobooks


Review: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Can't-Wait Wednesday: Kylie Scott
Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book
Reading Challenge: March Update

Have a great week all!


40 comments:

  1. Now I'm curious about the First Man! I do read a lot of NASA themed nonfiction. But none of them really went into the human side of it.

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    1. It was weird. I don't think I could ever watch it again.

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  2. The first man sounds awesome. And I agree cuddling babies is the best. I hope your year end pressure is down now.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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    1. It's slowly falling back to normal! :)

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  3. The school play and theme park both sound like a lot of fun! We just watched First Man recently, and I agree; it was boring. Charlotte Harris' books look god, as does Captured by the Vampire!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
    http://www.abookishescape.com

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    1. I love the Sookie Stackhouse series... They're so cosy.

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  4. You sound like you have an amazing career. Love that you have time to read some fab books.

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    1. My career is full on at times but it comes with some nice perks. :)

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  5. I hate this stupid changing clocks nonsense too! It throws out my sleeping pattern! I've seen very mixed reviews of First Man and it has put me off watching it.

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    1. Yeah, I'd pass Chuckles. It's not worth it.

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  6. Happy Mother's Day Nicci! We have it in May here. I hope work will be more relaxed avan if as you say it never ends as I know it's been super busy for you this last month! Happy Sunday.

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    1. Me too! This week hasn't been calm but people start disappearing on leave soon so I have faith the next few weeks will be better!

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  7. Happy Late Birthday to your son. Sounds like you had a great time.

    Happy Reading
    JoLee
    My Sunday Post

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  8. That play sounds fantastic!!

    Have a great week!

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  9. Newborns are so sweet. My grandson is 6 years old so he doesn't want to cuddle all that much anymore. lol

    Thank you for the shout out. I hope you enjoy the book.

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    1. Haven't started it yet but I'm looking forward to it!

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  10. Park sounds fun, my kids used to love Peppa Pig.
    Need to check out Captured by the Vampire. That looked interesting, thanks for sharing it.

    I hope this week is awesome, Nicci! Happy Reading! xx

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  11. Baby cuddles are the best. Your little one's play sounds fun! I'm glad you enjoyed the amusement park, and were finally able to check it out! Happy Mother's Day!!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  12. I would love to see a grade school version of Midsummer's. Sounds fabulous! My daughter showed me this hilarious clip of Peppa talking about the difficulties of whistling and then hanging up on her friend, when she whistles successfully. She's a sassy one, that Peppa. And, yes, baby cuddles are wonderful.

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  13. It sounds like you’ve been busy. Good luck adjusting to the time change. We changed a few weeks ago, and I’m just now getting used to it. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  14. Oh a Misdummer Night's Dream with that age group sounds like it would hilarious and awesome. :)

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  15. Oof to work never ending, but also true! We all need a vacation, haha. 7-9 year olds performing A Midsummer Night's Dream - omg, I can only imagine how much fun it is (more fun than the actual reading of the play itself I think). Hope you have a great week!

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    1. You know what? I think it was better than reading it. Captured all the major points, lol.

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  16. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a crazy romp without adding 7yr olds into the mix, lol! It must have been a lot of fun. You're the second person to say that First Man wasn't that good. I'm taking a pass on that one. Happy reading, Nicci! :)

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    1. Oh, glad it wasn't just me! Have a good week Rachel.

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  17. A Midsummers Night Dream seems ambitious for 8 year olds, I’m glad they had fun with it though.

    Have a great reading week:)

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    1. They definitely had fun but I think they probably should have tried a different play!

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  18. Oh, I bet watching the play was so much fun. :) And the theme park sounds like a good time, too. First Man sounds like a total yawn-fest. And I'm still laughing at "are Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin supposed to have been assholes?" LOL

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    1. If you believe the film, they really were, lol.

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  19. Ah I love babies. You had a good week really, busy is good. I'm feeling much more energetic with the spring weather. I enjoyed Kitty series. Happy reading!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  20. Happy Late Birthday! I hope your son had a great day. My brother's birthday is today. Have a wonderful week. I love the covers for Club Dead.

    Mary

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  21. LOL happy chaos. Whew that was a week! Glad it was a good one, though :)

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