March brought some easing of restrictions (finally) and even a few days of sunshine. I’m looking forward to even less restrictions and hopefully more sunshine in April.
What I have read
I had another month where I felt I didn’t pick up enough books – or at least not books I could be satisfied about having read. I did get through quite a few more audiobooks, though.
I did read:
No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday (No-One Ever Has Sex #1) – Tracy Bloom
The Phoenix and the Carpet (Five Children #2) – E. Nesbit
The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak
The Home Edit: Conquer the Clutter with Style – Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin
The Bookshop – Penelope Fitzgerald
Anastasia’s Chosen Career (Anastasia Krupnik #7) – Lois Lowry
We Are Feminist: An Infographic History – Helen Pankhurst
Five Have Plenty of Fun – reviewed here and here
No-One Ever Has Sex in the Suburbs (No-One Ever Has Sex #2) – Tracy Bloom
Indian Summer (Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries #7) – Sara Sheridan
Anastasia at This Address (Anastasia Krupnik #8) – Lois Lowry
And I’m currently reading:
The Organised Time Technique – Gemma Bray
Fool Moon (Dresden Files #2) – Jim Butcher (narrated by the lovely James Marsters)
Enid Blyton: The Untold Story – Brian Carter
What I have watched
- Hollyoaks, as usual.
- More Mythbusters and Only Connect, Richard Osmond’s House of Games and the new series of Taskmaster.
- I finished Outlander and Wandavision, and moved on to the new series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and to re-watch The Vampire Diaries.
What I have done
- Most of a really hard Winnie-the-Pooh jigsaw which I need to finish
- Some slightly less cold and wet walks and trips to the park. With Brodie at nursery 4 days a week we have less time, but the weather has been better too.
- Completed the boot camp portion of The Organised Mum Method so every part of every room has been tidied and cleaned now. I also channelled a bit of the Home Edit aesthetic with new storage containers and boxes to keep everything more organised.
- With restrictions lifted slightly I was able to have a (one year late) mother’s day afternoon tea (home-made) celebration, which was also a joint 60th birthday celebration for my dad.
- Finally organised the books that live in the wardrobe after I messed them all up making my book displays last year.
What I have bought
I did some serious eBaying to buy Stef a full set of books from one of Blyton’s series, I won’t say which yet as I don’t think they’ve arrived yet.
While I was on eBay I spotted a copy of The Magic Knitting Needles and other Stories and got it, completing that series of books. I also found these Noddy jigsaws which I couldn’t resist. I’ll say they’re for Brodie but we know that’s just an excuse.