Sunday, 16 August 2020

Weekly Update #125

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!

This is going up late but I'm backdating it to Sunday... The reason it's going up late is that I was super wiped out on Sunday due to a busy week.

I was off work the entire week (except Thursday which was a ten-hour day) and the other days will filled with stuff that needed doing.

On Monday, it was household and garden related activities in the morning and errands in the afternoon... Not exciting but overdue and necessary.

Tuesday we went to the dry ski slope with friends and the kids spent an hour or so going down the slopes in giant rubber rings (called ringos) and on quad bike things that have ski's instead of tires or tracks... That was funny seeing it was 32C in temperature! We then went to their alpine adventure park for the afternoon which is a huge wooded fort thing the kids can climb all over with a life-sized pirate ship on a lake they can conquer while the adults can talk. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wednesday, we went to the Imperial War Museum in London and it was a lovely day out. I've never seen London so quiet!! Rush hour on a tube train and there was only two other people in the entire carriage... Totally bizarre but I was grateful for the space!

Thursday, I was at work.

Friday, we went to a sunflower maze in the village that had been grown to support one of our local charities. I loved that... Sunflowers rock. We then followed it up with the horror that was school uniform shopping *shivers*. 

Saturday, we went to Bletchley Park. I LOVED Bletchley Park! The main emphasis of the site is obviously the WWII code-breakers but they do have a couple of exhibits about modern-day encryption and cybersecurity and an exhibit on WWI code-breakers too. Absolutely recommend for a visit if you have any kind of interest in military history. 

Sunday, I was an exhausted sloth. 

The end. ๐Ÿ˜€

Risk by Deborah Bladden - Newsletter Freebie
Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth - 99p sale
Muffin Top by Avery Flynn - < 99p sale
Forgotten Voices of D-Day by Roderick Bailey - Paperback

Butterface by Avery Flynn - 3.5 Stars

Kiddie's Corner: Lost, Fish Boy, Argyle Fox and The Book of Selkie
Would You Rather Tag: Greg's Questions!
Cover Reveal: Sting of Thorns by Kristen Brand

Blog Tour: Booked For Murder by RJ Blain
TTT: Books That Should Be Netflix Shows or Movies
Mini-Reviews: The Song of Achilles & Daisy Jones & The Six

Have a great week all!


  1. Wow! You are keeping busy and doing so many different and fun things. I am shocked to hear about the trains in London. I know in NYC they are not NY packed, but ridership is up. They must have done a good job getting most on WFH status.

  2. A ten-hour work day is exhausting (even if you didn't work on the other days). Tuesday was such a fun day! A sunflower maze? I would love to visit it - love sunflowers. <3

    Hope you enjoy your new books.

    Happy readings!
    Tรขnia @MyLovelySecret

  3. What a crazy busy week! But the outings sounded fun. So bizarre with the near-empty train. That had to feel so strange.

  4. Whew, that is one busy week! I'm glad you were able to get some fun things in though. Sunflowers are beautiful! And I think my sister would love visiting Bletchley Park someday.


  5. Bletchley Park sounds amazing as does the Sunflowers, they’d be beautiful!

    I’ve done your tag and have it scheduled for later this month.

    Have a lovely week!

  6. What a wonderful week! You certainly did a lot. I'm glad you had some days off and took the break.

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  7. There is so much that my dad and I want to see in and around London but the expense of getting there and staying for two weeks is an issue! This really would be a great time to get out there and see things that are usually crowded.

  8. Wow! So many adventures! We did nothing lol >.< We should probably get out more

  9. I love sunflowers! They look so bright and cheerfull, could look at them all day *smile* Glad you had a good week and space. Happy reading.

  10. Wow what a busy week! And so much variety and activities out of the norm. Sounds fun! I hope you're having another good week (perhaps less busy ๐Ÿ˜‚)

  11. Love hearing about people's busy weeks. Not sure that sentence is grammatically correct. Not sure I spelled grammatically correctly. Anyway! Sounds like ya'll had some fun adventures in these times of COVID! The dry skiing day sounds especially fun.