The kid is finally on summer break! Woohoo! 6 weeks of fun stuff and 3 day work weeks.
(I know I keep saying that but I'm so excited! lol)
It may be a late finish to the school year here but summer is in full swing!
We had ridiculously high temperatures for the UK this week... Well over the 30c mark. On a couple of the days, we were at 33c and 36c. The highest recorded temp was 38c. That's, what, around the high 80s to mid/high-90s in f? That's just not something we see all that often over here! Plus, homes don't have air conditioning. It's 50/50 on whether shops and public buildings have it so it has been near unbearable.
When the temps cooled to the nice and toasty mid-20s on Friday, I was doing the happy dance.
The little dude and I had our first summer trip, to Longleat Adventure Safari Park, on Friday and we had a great time. I've decided to do something a little bit different this summer and write up the family adventures on the blog so if you want to know more about Longleat visit tomorrow! 😊
If not, here is a picture of one of the cute Koalas.
|Two of the four Longleat Koalas|
For those that asked, the migraine meds were making me feel like the walking dead and I was barely able to function until around noon each day so they had to stop. I'm just waiting to speak to the doc about a lower dose or something different for I can't go on like that long term... I have a young kid and a full-time job. I need to be functioning. A few days of drowsiness would have been ok but I just wasn't adapting, if anything it was getting worse. Sigh. I'll get it sorted eventually.
I was so disappointed with this book I could have cried.
I won't say any more as I've already reviewed it and ranted.
(Link below in "this week on the blog.")
No improvement on the first book in the series but it hasn't gotten worse.
I'm still interested so I'll continue reading with book three.
Kylie Scott is usually a dead cert for a good read for me so, of course, I bought her new one on release week. I've read it now and wish I hadn't.
I am not so secretly trash for a good and cheesy festive hallmark movie and this book has promised to be a hallmark movie in a book so I have expectations people.
(And yes, it felt slightly perverse requesting this while the sun is beating down but apparently I can be deviant like that.)
A feel good, heart-warming novel about about first loves and second chances?
From the Author
I got an eARC of The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose but the cover hasn't been revealed yet so I have nothing to show on here... Just didn't want to leave it out.
On a more serious note, even though I didn't know her well, I'd like to pause and acknowledge the passing of our blogger friend, Grace, who passed away this past week.
She fought hard and my thoughts are with her husband, kids and family.
Nicole pays a wonderful tribute. if you'd like to check it out.
It's a beautiful instrumental until 2.5min in then the singing starts... The lyrics are absolutely beautiful.
There were no watchings this week. I've been a TV-free zone.
Review: Lies by Kylie Scott
Book Blogger Hop: Do You Always Carry A Book?
Mini Reviews: Hidden Sight by Simone Pond and Broken by SJ West
Cover Reveal: Unearthed by Cecy Robson
Blitz: The Good Guy by Kate Meader
Family Adventures: Portchester Castle and Fort Nelson!
Reading Challenge: July Update
Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Are Linked to Specific Moments In My Life
Family Adventures: A Trip to Longleat Adventure Park!