To round off this week I’m linking up with Morgana for LittleLoves, a collection of small highlights from my week…
I’ve just finished reading The Darkest Secret which I blogged about here and I’m now reading two very different books which are both (sort of) recommended by the same person, Kirsty from My Two Mums. The first is The Compound Effect a book which really makes you think about the small changes you can make in your life to make you wealthier, thinner, happier or more successful, whatever it is you desire! The second is I Let You Go a novel which seems to have rave reviews but which I was a little scared to start reading as I thought the subject matter might be uncomfortably poignant
We had a movie night on Saturday and watched Charlie & The Chocolate Factory with Theo. He was spellbound by it and it was such a pleasure to sit down with him and share the experience of watching a film that we both enjoyed. I confess the story (in book or film form) always makes me cry. It’s something to do with how stoic Charlie is when faced with the overwhelming odds of him ever finding a golden ticket.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who was glued to the radio on Sunday night at 7pm? I’ve been an “active” Archers listener for about 20 years and a passive one for many more years before that. For those of us who enjoy listening to the Radio 4 drama, Sunday night was the culmination of a long slow burning and gripping story of domestic abuse which finally saw Helen Archer acquited of the attempted murder of her horrible husband Rob. My own family did a pretty good job of leaving me in peace to listen to the hour long episode and even waited to serve up supper till after it was finished at 8pm!
Just in case you missed it I made my first video using Premier Pro this week and when I say “this week” it basically took me about six days to get to grips with the software. I’d love it if you would watch it so that the six days of keyboard thumping and frustration doesn’t translate into a few dozen views. It’s less than two minutes long…
I’m not a great handbag person and tend to steer away from traditional leather bags, so this Radley canvas tote which I’ve been using loads over the summer suits me down to the ground. The graphic triagonal print pays tribute to artist Sonia Delaunay, but I personally see an 80s influence in the design and there’s definitely a nautical style in there too. My exposure to Radley has been pretty limited and so I tend to associate them exclusively with leather and the Scottie dog icon. I was pleasantly surprised to see them doing something quite different with their ranges.
When we did our recent ferry crossing with Brittany Ferries I was amazed to open up their inboard magazine and spot Alice inside (she’s second left, second row down). The photo is one I shared on Instagram on our last crossing to France in May and I had no idea it had been picked up for publication! Weirdly one of my tweets also got featured in the Daily Mail this week… what’s the third thing going to be?
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