April 2021 round up

“April showers bring May flowers,” is a well-known saying, but what do April and May showers bring, I wonder? I’m looking forward to May 17 when we can finally meet other people indoors again, but it’ll probably be gloriously sunny by then just to spite us!

What I have read

  • Highland Fling (Mirabelle Bevan Mystery #8) – Sara Sheridan
  • Five Go Parenting – Bruno Vincent (reviewed here)
  • The Organised Time Technique – Gemma Bray
  • Long Way Home (Unseen Trilogy #3) – Jeffrey J Mariotte 
  • Fool Moon (Dresden Files #2) – Jim Butcher
  • Return to Kirrin – Neil and Suzy Howlett (reviewed here)
  • Revolting Rhymes – Roald Dahl
  • Well Done, The Naughtiest Girl – Anne Digby (reviewed here)
  • Another Time, Another Place (Chronicles of St Mary’s #12) – Jodi Taylor
  • Every Tool’s a Hammer – Adam Savage
  • White Silence (Elizabeth Cage #1) – Jodi Taylor
  • Angel’s and Demons (Robert Langdon #1) – Dan Brown
  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  • Medical Care in Dundee: A History in Old Photographs – Dr Graham Lowe
  • Scottish Hospitals – Dr Graham Lowe

And I’m currently reading:

  • Enid Blyton the Untold Story – Brian Carter
  • Dilly’s Sacrifice (Dilly’s Story #1) – Rosie Goodwin
  • Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse – David Mitchell
  • The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon #2) – Dan Brown

What I have watched

  • Hollyoaks, as usual.
  • Richard Osmond’s House of Games and the new series of Taskmaster.
  • The last few episodes of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, several series of my re-watch of The Vampire Diaries plus a couple of episodes of The Crown.

What I have done

  • Finally finished the Winnie-The-Pooh jigsaw I was working on last month.
  • Did an Easter-egg hunt in the garden and had a picnic
  • Went to the Botanic Gardens and did their Easter rock hunt 
  • Plenty of walks and visits to play parks, Brodie got a balance bike for his Easter so we’ve been encouraging him to wear his helmet and ride it.
  • Went to the beach a few times, though it was pretty cold on at least one occasion
  • Made a “quarry” in the garden for Brodie (it needs more stones!) and planted some vegetables in a clear tub so we can see them grow.
  • We’ve even managed some picnics including a birthday one for my niece
  • Visited a country park which had crazy golf, a tractor ride, pedal carts, sledge run, fairy trail and other fun things to do
  • Returned to work after another four months off



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4 Responses to April 2021 round up

  1. chrissie777 says:

    What do you think about “The DaVinci Code”?
    When we went on a 10 day trip to Southern California in December 2019, I ran out of books, so we drove to Carmel-by-the-Sea and found a small bookstore. I looked through the newly published books, but there was nothing intriguing. So I bought a paperback version of “The DaVinci Code”, because we enjoyed the 3 movies with Tom Hanks so much.
    I read the book on the long flight back home from Los Angeles to Boston and found it fascinating. But as English is not my native language, I decided to rather read the entire Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown in German. The German amazon doesn’t send books and DVD’s to the US since last year because of Corona, so I had it all sent to my friend in Luebeck, Germany, and she sent me a big box with books and DVD’s which should arrive here tomorrow or the day after. And then I’ll read all 5 Langdon novels in chronological order.

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    • Fiona says:

      I actually haven’t seen any of the films, but I want to watch them now. I’m enjoying The DaVinci Code but I think I liked Angels and Demons better – in fact I’m surprised that it’s The DaVinci code everyone talks about when it comes to Dan Brown. I’ve still got about 30% to read, though, so maybe that last chunk will change my mind.

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  2. chrissie777 says:

    We finished watching the 11th season of “Blue Bloods”, then watched “Runaway” with Donnie Wahlberg (excellent) and afterwards the remake of “All Creatures Great and Small”. But the old TV series with Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy and Carol Drinkwater is much more charming than the remake. So now we watch all 90 episodes and TV specials from 7 seasons which will keep us busy in May.

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