I harvested pumpkins!
We have 4 so far with one more to cut... Fingers crossed some of them survive for Halloween!
It rained... A lot.
But when it stopped raining for five minutes (okay, it was a bit longer) we went out collecting horse chestnuts to get ready for some conkers!
For those thinking "what the hell is conkers?" Conkers is a game where you attach a horse chestnut to a string and whack other peoples 'conkers'... Don't ask me why but it's a tradition!
We got quite a nice haul so we're going to experiment with all the random "treatments" you can do to make your conker more durable and see what one is best!
Erm, what else happened... Oh yeah. The little dude got sick so had to stay home from school Thursday/Friday which meant I had to take a day's leave and then WFH. The professor has now also come down with the lurgy so I'm just waiting for it to get me too.
Oh! And after catching up on life last week, I fell behind again this week... Online and offline. Maybe not a surprise with a sick kid and husband but still. Annoying.
I said last week that I had a load of books in various stages of completion and thus this week I have a load of books finished!
(Plus one new / late addition to the list...)
The ARC arrived Friday evening. I loaded it onto the kindle and inhaled it before Saturday afternoon. Oh my god, guys... It broke my heart! I have no idea how I'm going to survive waiting for book 6! I adore these characters and so much is coming... I actually teared up with this one! Definitely more emotional than the other books.
I'm so pleased to have made it onto the review team for this author!
Lauren at Bookmark Lit has put together a #ReadForGrace event on Grace's birthday, October 14th.
The idea is that you read a book from Grace's TBR list... A book she never got to read, in her honour.
I checked Grace's TBR and she has quite a selection of books on there (and I only went up to page 8 or 9!) and I've decided to read one of the following:
I hope you'll join in too if you can!
Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup is hosting her annual Blog Ahead challenge as well as launching a new "Get Your Shit Together Challenge which sounds amusing! I definitely need to get my shit together at the moment so sign me up!
We're still on the Big Bang Theory rewatch... Up to the mid-way point on S7 now!
Falling Inn Love was one I watched while ironing and it passed the time quite nicely.
That said, I think my attention would have wandered a lot if I tried to just sit and watch it... Definitely one for in the background while doing something else if that makes sense?
And since the little dude was ill we watched a few older movies while tucked up on the sofa!
Leroy & Stitch and Avengers Assemble bit of an odd combination but they're fun.
It's an old one but such a good one... 😍
I also love this live version because of the emotion in his voice... Gorgeous!
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Bookish Memes: Fall TBR, Bookish Holidays and Alchemists!
Review: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (Kane Chronicles)
Family Adventures: Neolithic Sites & Avebury Manor (National Trust)
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Bookish Memes: Numerous Titles, A Necromancer and some Zombies!
Blog Tour: Make Me Fall by Ember Leigh