Sunday, 31 May 2020

Weekly Update #114

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!

On Monday, we went for a walk on the beach and on Friday we went to Costco. 
That pretty much sums up the excitement of my week, lol. 
As half term breaks go from "school" it was pretty boring.
However, we collected some lovely flat rocks for some rock painting on our beach trip, the weather has been awesome and we've been baking up a storm again. 
(More cinnamon rolls, cookies and some clotted cream vanilla fudge!)

The government has announced the next steps "relaxing" our lockdown which includes being able to meet up to 6 people from other households outside as long as social distancing is maintained, so we'll be able to sit with friends and family in the garden next week! 
This feels like a win. 
Plus, I'll finally be able to get my patio laid in the garden! We'd bought the bits but we need my father in law to help lay it for I'm useless with anything like that, lol. 

Some outdoor places are preparing to re-open and as part of this, the National Trust announced they're reopening some of their sites from Wednesday 3rd but at reduced capacity and only to pre-booked, ticked visitors at specific arrival times. 
They're releasing tickets weekly on Fridays and I managed to grab tickets to Corfe Castle for next Sunday! Colour me a million kinds of excited. Going to castles for picnics is one of our go-to activities in normal times so getting to do this next week means so much!

I'm planning a bit of a blog break in June. 
I'll be posting my Sunday Posts, any prior commitments (think I've got one release blitz) and my May wrap up (tomorrow) but apart from that, I'll be back posting in July.
I'm hoping to use the time to catch up... I've so many comments to return, so many of your blog posts flagged to read and lots of other things I just haven't had time or headspace to do. 
I hope the break will let me return all fresh and enthusiastic again. 

Just one!

One audiobook (which has taken me an entire month and it's only 4hr long!) and one book (which I've been reading for about three weeks!)

This article popped up in my newsfeed about a ladies two uncles (called David) who built a doorway to imagination in their backyard and it's awesome! If you're looking for something cheerful, give it a read. 

Lilo & Stitch
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Blitz: Fury of The Gods by Amy Braun

May: Month in Review

Have a great week all!


  1. Good to hear some normalcy is returning for you. I am listening to a Ginger Scott book right now. Her new looks great too. Enjoy your blog break!

  2. It's nice that you'll be able to visit with some family again. It's so hard not being able to. The beach sounds awesome too.

    Your castle visit sounds exciting! Hope you guys have a great time!!

    Ooh A New Hope!! :)

  3. Our city is opening back up. The restaurants are open and my daughter who is staying with us has been going out with her son and his father. I'm not happy about it because there's still a chance that she could bring the Coronavirus back home with her. Let's hope not because Ken and I have both said that neither of us will go in the hospital unless it's absolutely necessary.

  4. Have a nice month off and enjoy some socially distanced recreation!

    Karen @ For What' It's Worth

  5. I hope you have a great break! Goodness knows we all need a little of that nowadays.

  6. Hooray for the restrictions being relaxed a bit. Even small things - like gathering with a few friends - is a welcome change. And kudos on scoring the castle tickets! I keep looking at that new one by Ginger Scott but haven't bought it. Thinking I'll wait and read some reviews from people I trust.

  7. That's great you can go have a picnic at the castle, and have some visitors in your garden - at a social distance. I'm still not going out much or seeing a lot of people, but things are slowly opening up around me. I just hope people are safe about it!


  8. Up here the Scottish government is being a bit vague about what's going on. Mind you when I see Jimmy Krankie appear at the press briefing I tend to switch off now as I'm fed up looking at her! It won't change anything for us though-we'll still be avoiding other people as much as possible!

  9. The meme you posted at the very end perfectly sums up how I feel about everything Dan Jones and Karen McManus write.


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