I'm glad to say Good bye to January, it always seems to be a never-ending month, and a total let down after the Christmas festivities which rarely live up to the expectations. Last Sunday I spotted a competition online from Virago publishers. They wanted you to take a photo of one of their books to try to win one of their latest releases.
We have zillions of books in the house, and I started looking through some of the shelves, hoping to find at least some of Virago books.
I managed to locate three, but none of them were recent editions. Two were old-ish books by Sarah Waters. Affinity had the most mesmerising cover in blue and purple.
I didn't see any entries for the competition, and wonder if they will honor the competition if there are no other participants except me.
I love blood oranges, and was thrilled to find them in Waitrose on Monday. I'm happy to eat them raw, but they are also wonderful for making marmalade.
On Tuesday I had to walk across town to the Royal Mail depot, as I've missed a postie by 3 minutes the day before. They never bother to leave anything with the neighbours, so annoying. It was a parcel with wooden toys for reviewing.
The morning was frosty but sunny, and I loved the pattern of the tree shadows on the grass.
I had to pick up something from the summerhouse, and spotted this suicidal thyme which has grown in the middle of the path's flagstones. I'll need to carefully remove it and plant it somewhere else, so that nobody could step on it and break it.
On Thursday morning I had a quick coffee with my husband at UE Roasters cafe in town, just after I dropped kids in school. We don't often have time to discuss things in the evenings, so morning coffee feels like a grown-up time. They had some beautiful cakes on display, not that I fancied any first thing in the morning. Just a dose of caffeine for me please.
Fridays are Eddie's favourite days, as we come home from school with his best friend. They play Minecraft and discuss things that matter only when you are 7+. I offered them chicken burgers for an early dinner, and they gobbled them up with gusto.
Today I stayed in bed almost until 10am, which is a very rare occasion for me, but I felt very tired yesterday night, and I obviously needed all that long sleep. Thankfully, my men managed to survive without me in the morning, while I was asleep.
A fine drizzle is on all day today. I tried to entice Eddie to go out with me to do some grocery shopping, but he wasn't very enthusiastic. When I told him to get dressed, I found him in the lounge, sprawled on the sofa. I did convince him that we should go out together, and we popped into The Works and bought yet another Minecraft book. I have spotted some ghost stories and crime books that I would love to read, and will go next week for a good browsing session.
I also took seven books to the charity shop today, and feeling virtuous.
How was your week?