Monday, May 11, 2015

It's Monday: Check-in Time

Linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and It's Monday! What are You Reading? hosted by Sheila from Book JourneyIn Sheila's absence, share your Monday post on twitter #IMWAYR. 

Making headway with the clean-up from last week's flooding. We still have no home phone and no internet as a result of some line work during the week because of that weather event. 

Happy Mother's Day to all the mums. The mums of kids with two and four legs, mums-to-be, the mums who provide care and nurturing to children in their lives, the dads who are also mums and a special wish for the mum's who can't hold their angels and those who have said goodbye to their own mothers. 

My Mother's Day was special, I was blessed to spend it with my family. I wish my mum was here to share the blessings and it doesn't matter how much time passes I miss my baby girl terribly. 

#FitReaders Weekly Check-In

#FitReaders co-hosted by Felicia @ Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking AboutFitReaders is a great way to stay motivated, accountable and it's more fun having bloggy friends to check in with. If you also have a fitbit and want to add me, let me know :) 

I felt pretty awful last week and wasn't up to much in the way of exercise. Fingers crossed, back on track this week.  

Fitbit Steps: 
Mon: 4565 steps 
Tue: 5873 steps ~ short walk with Bella
Wed: 5060 steps 
Thurs: 6094 steps ~ short walk with Bella
Fri: 8899 steps
Sat: 8059 steps
Sun: 4050 steps


Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

GREAT-GRANDMA'S GIFTS by Marianne Jones ~ sweet children's story and a lovely book to pass down through generations. Perfect Mother's Day gift

CONSPIRACY GIRL by Sarah Alderson ~ my first Sarah Alderson and it won't be my last!


Finished last week:

A DESPERATE FORTUNE by Susanna Kearsley

ROSE UNDER FIRE by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity #2) ~ audiobook. Very emotional.

WALLY THE WARM WEATHER PENGUIN by Stephanie M. Ward ~ so cute! 


This Week's Reading List: 

ONLY WE KNOW by Victoria Purman

NORTHERN HEAT by Helene Young


Reviews Coming:

THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE by Cynthia Hand (audiobook) ~ a departure from Cynthia Hand's usual, very moving. 

TELL THE TRUTH by Katherine Howell (Ella Marconi #8) ~ great installment, sad it's the last in the Ella Marconi series ... for now. I'm not ready for goodbye! 


  1. Happy Mothers day, glad it was a good one! Nice family pics. :) A Desperate Fortune sounds good, I like the dual timeline idea. Have a great week ahead.

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  3. Looks like you got some good books...enjoy! I spent the day with my daughter and grandson, and it was lovely. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  4. I hope you have a wonderful mother's day and your family pictures are wonderful what a beautiful family you have!

    Enjoy your reads and I hope you have a fantastic week! Happy Reading!

  5. Your Dons are very handsome and you look lovely together.
    Hope you enjoy Only We Know!

    1. Dons? Boys!!! Not sure if that was auto-correct or my fat fingers on my iPad!?!

  6. Am making a note of several books here I'd le to get hold of.

  7. Very hard cleaning up from flooding. What gorgeous family photos, Mia looks like she's had enough though! Hope you feel better this week.

  8. Love the photos - thank you for sharing. I hope you are feeling better this week.

  9. Happy Mother's Day! Such lovely pictures of you and your family. I hope you're feeling much better this week!

    I got my hands on A Desperate Fortune, and I'm dying to know what you thought of it!

  10. Glad you had a beautiful Mama's day!! LOVING the photos!!!!!!!

  11. Glad to hear your Mother's Day was a good one. Such lovely pictures of you and your family. Thanks for sharing them. My day yesterday was good as well. Good luck with getting all your stuff working again. Hope you feel better this week!

  12. Lovely pictures of your family. Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Hope the cleaning up is almost finished and you are restored to full power/health right quick!

  13. Glad you had a nice Mother's Day. I hope the cleanup continues to go well and telephone and internet are soon restored. Here is my Monday Report. Happy reading!

  14. Wonderful family photos! Thanks for sharing them.

  15. Great photos of you and your family! I am glad that you had a lovely Mother's Day. I hope the clean up continues to go well!

  16. Great photos of you and your family! I am glad that you had a lovely Mother's Day. I hope the clean up continues to go well!

  17. My furbaby gave me no pressie, but I think that was more bf's fault ;)


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