Sunday, 3 November 2019

Weekly Update #84

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
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!

I had a week off work!
I still didn't have the energy to internet much nor did I have much brain space for reading but I had a week to catch up on household stuff and chores as well as some day trips and family fun (as my mum was still visiting) so it was an okay week.

We visited the Tower of London on Monday as my mum has never visited and had always wanted to. We took her to Leicester Square for dinner and - as usual for a visit to Leicester Square - we ended up in the big Lego shop getting fleeced for a small fortune on Lego bits and the M&M shop getting fleeced over candy. 🙄
We also spent a day (well, half a day) in Burley in the New Forest which is a little village that has a whole witchy vibe going on that's perfect for Halloween.
Then on Thursday we went Trick or Treating before going to a friend's Halloween party which was a lot of fun... Oh! And on Friday we went 10-pin bowling and out to dinner because it's my birthday on Monday. 🙂

My mum went home yesterday and today I plan on being a lazy little slug and just relaxing in-between loads of laundry! I'd like to get some reading done for the Read a Series In a Month challenge and write some blog posts!


Damage is part two of the Collateral Damage duet and after finishing Collateral last week I needed to finish it... My brain wouldn't allow anything else.

Sealed With a Curse is book one in Cecy Robson's Weird Girls series and I like the sound of it!


It's been a while since I read some PNR so I grabbed this freebie after seeing it reviewed (can't remember what blog to link it... Sorry!)


Book one - Collateral - ended on a cliffhanger so I needed to find out what happened next and finish the duet... But what a waste of reading time and money. It was awful. Book One wasn't great but book two was ridiculous.

The Spooktacular Giveaway Hop ended and it was one of our own (KindleMom @ My Guilty Obsession) who won it! First time that's happened for one of my giveaways! I was very excited, lol.

This week I watched The Witches and Hocus Pocus because Halloween insisted.

We also binge-watched the first season of Glitch on Netflix which was weird...
7 people who'd been dead for varying amounts of time come back from the dead in perfect health. How? Who knows. Why? Who knows!
The first season was six episodes long and was oddly addicting as you got to know the people but gave you zero answers for any questions!

Reading Challenges: October's Round-Up!
Blitz: Slaying Monsters For The Feeble by Annette Marie
Audio Blitz: The Journals of Octavia Hollows by Stacey Rourke

Family Adventures!
Review: Red Winter by Annette Marie
All the Memes: Autumn Vibes, Druid Vices & Reading Quirks.
Fit Readers: November Goals

Have a great week all!


  1. The last time I was in London was way back in 1999! I was staying with my friend in Kent and we went into London for the day. My camera broke so I got very few photos from it-and I did go for a paddle in the Buckingham Palace fountain! I'm doing the read a series in a month challenge!

  2. It seems you had such a great week - YAY for having a week off work. =D I visited London in 2015 and I miss it so much. I've been trying to save to make the trip again because I never felt as home as in London. :)

    Happy readings!;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  3. Oh, you are so lucky to see the Tower of london. It was 2011 when I saw it last. Does it look the same? lol Have fun this week..

  4. Sounds like you had a fun visit with your mom. Legos are so expensive, but they are amazing, too! I loved the Tower of London. Obviously, the jewels were my favorite part.

  5. Glad you had a nice visit with your mom. And the price of Legos is totally shocking! How can little plastic blocks cost a fortune!!

  6. Well it's nice to have some weeks off without doing too much I constantly try to do as much as possible and this weekend I have slacked off a bit. Your Sunday plan sounds amazing - Good luck and enjoy your week!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  7. We took my granddaughter to the Tower of London when she was 6, so that was 9 years ago... We ought to go again, soon! And I feel your pain regarding Lego. We now have a large chest of the stuff, all sorted in drawers according to colours, though the 10-year-old now has decided he is too old for it... And I remember Burley from my youth - as I lived in Ringwood and used to go to college at Brockenhurst, Burley was one of our regular drinking places. I hope the coming week is a good one, Nicci:)

  8. Sounds like you had a pretty good week.

  9. Each time I go to London I swear I'll go to the Tower of London and each time the cost of it stops me! But that's great that you had a good time with your mom Nicci!

  10. I hope your mom enjoyed visiting the Tower of London. That was one of the things we saw when I went to London and it was pretty cool, especially seeing the Crown Jewels.

  11. Ooh Burley in the New Forest sounds like fun- especially at Halloween!

    And haha about Glitch. I watched S2 a while ago and got some answers... and now S3 is out but I've kinda given up on it, I feel like it's not as good as the first two, which were themselves a little frustrating at times. Interesting show. :)

  12. Sounds like you had a really fun busy week! I love the Weird Girls series and am so excited you are trying it! It is one of my favorites and I can't wait to see what you think about it!

  13. I'm glad you had a really nice week off and went on some adventures. It's always fun when people you know win your giveaways, isn't it??

    Oh, and Happy Birthday! It's today, right?


  14. The Tower of London was an interesting visit. Those criminals had it hard there, and a person could be locked up for the most trivial of reasons. Scary times. The jewels were beautiful, though. Happy B-day. Nice to have the week off. :)

  15. It's been 10-12 years since I was in London and there was so much we didn't get a chance to see and do. I remember the big M&M store (didn't go in because I have no sweet tooth) but I don't recall the Lego. Don't know if that's because it wasn't there back then or because I have no kids so it wouldn't have even registered for me. LOL Burley in the New Forest (love the name!!) sounds like it'd be fun to see. And happy belated birthday to you! Love that quote at the bottom! :)

  16. Sounds like you had lovely time with your mum. I hope you will get some reading done and write some posts, as that iks what you wish for.
    Have a nice week!

  17. We all need those plug-out weeks!
    I would love to go to all of those places you visited with your mom. Adding to my travel list :) Looking forward to your Cecy Robson review. I can't wait to start one of her books soon.
    I am still watching Charmed and Big Bang but hey.. it's ok we slow watchers lol
    Have a nice week.

    Chanzie @ Free To Be Me

  18. congrats to guilty for the win. charmed and big bang...never get old. the cover and title for damage looks soooo good, but i am definitely not a fan of cliffhangers. too many authors doing that nowadays
    sherry @ fundinmental

  19. That's nice you had a week off and enjoyed some family time. Oh a big Lego shop, that sounds fun. I could lose a lot of money there. It's great when someone you know wins a giveaway you ran. I hope this week is a good one for you!

  20. Happy belated birthday, Nicci. Sounds like you´ve had fun with your mum, Halloween and Lego. We didn´t celebrate Halloween here but I saw all the sweet candy and some very fun costumes, kids were wearing in the neighborhood.

  21. Yayy for weeks off!!! I love having them and just taking a break.