June 2021 round up

June has been a better month, weather-wise. We’ve had some sunny days and even quite hot days, though it has been a bit mixed with chillier days in between. The schools – and nurseries – came off on Friday for the summer holidays. It doesn’t seem so long since they went back, but as they were closed January and February we were a bit short-changed this year!

What I have read

June was another not-so-good month for books. I read a couple that I didn’t hugely enjoy and so those slowed me down quite a bit.

  • The Fey and the Furious (Rivers of London graphic novel #8) – Ben Aaronovitch
  • Dark Light (Elizabeth Cage #2) – Jodi Taylor
  • Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1) – Gail Carriger
  • A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden #2) – Charlaine Harris
  • The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon #3) – Dan Brown
  • The Dead Fathers Club – Matt Haig

And I’m currently reading:

  • The Mystery of Tully Hall – Zöe Billings
  • Inferno (Robert Langdon #4) – Dan Brown


What I have watched

  • Hollyoaks, as usual and Richard Osmond’s House of Games
  • I finished The Vampire Diaries and moved on to True Blood, which is making me want to read the books again (and I only finished my second read-through 2.5 years ago).
  • My sister and I have continued our Tuesday movie nights and watched Bring It On 4 – In it to Win it which is a cheerleading version of West Side Story which in turn is based on Romeo and Juliet. We also watched an Australian cheerleading film – Going for Gold, Disney’s The Ice Princess with Michelle Trachtenberg (also featuring Kim Cattrall, Hayden Panettiere and Joan Cusack), and lastly Full Out, a gymnastics/hip-hop movie based on the real-life story of Ariana Berlin.
  • The first few episodes of the new Loki tv series, imaginatively titled Loki.

What I have done

  • Another jigsaw“Herstory, featuring a gallery wall image with gold foil gilded framed paintings of famous women in herstory, this jigsaw puzzle is beautifully illustrated by Ana San Jose.” Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History indeed.
  • We made a trip to the beach – and there was actual sunshine! – and lots of visits to parks. We did some walks as well, looking for geocaches along the way sometimes. Brodie can’t walk past trees without trying to climb them, now.
  • Brodie finished nursery for the year, too, see below for the difference between his first week and last week!

What I have bought

As Brodie has been getting quite into Noddy recently I bought him a couple of 80s reprints for himself – though looking inside they have been butchered more than any other reprint I’ve seen so far. I’m sure he will still enjoy them, though, and I don’t have to worry about the gollies.

What has your month looked like?


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