March 2022 round up

Phew, it’s the first of April already. I hope you enjoyed this morning’s post!

We had a brief warm spell in March where we could sit outside in short sleeves, but by the end of the week it was snowing. Just your typical Scottish spring, then. But still, it’s April now and the schools are about to come off for the Easter holidays so lots of fun to be had I hope.

What I have read

I have managed to keep on track for my reading challenge so far, but I should probably aim to get a bit further ahead just in case! Deciding to just read some of my favourite Nancy Drew books instead of starting at the beginning of the series has helped.

What I have read is:

  • Sleeps Like a Baby – Aurora Teagarden #10) – Charlaine Harris
  • The Man Who Died Twice (Thursday Murder Club #2) – Richard Osman
  • New Class at Malory Towers – Various authors, reviews are here
  • Why Mummy’s Sloshed (Why Mummy #4) – Gill Sims
  • Let Darkness Bury the Dead (Detective Murdoch #8) – Maureen Jennings
  • The Big Alfie Out of Doors Book – Shirley Hughes, recommended here
  • Trouble in Tahiti (Nancy Drew Files #31) – Carolyn Keene
  • Stories by Firelight – Shirley Hughes, recommended here
  • A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett (reviewed here)
  • High Marks for Malice (Nancy Drew Files #32) – Carolyn Keene
  • The Essential Guide to Beachcombing and the Strandline – Steve Trewhella and Julie Hatcher
  • Danger in Disguise (Nancy Drew Files #33) – Carolyn Keene
  • The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires – Grady Hendrix
  • The Conference of Birds (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #5) – Ransom Riggs
  • Vanishing Act – (Nancy Drew Files #34) – Carolyn Keene
  • Bad Medicine (Nancy Drew Files #35) – Carolyn Keene

And I’m still working on:

  • Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Margaritas and Murder (Murder, She Wrote #24) – Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain
  • Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins #1) – P.L. Travers

I started Hidden Figures in October and it hasn’t appeared on my reading list since November so I thought it was time I picked it back up and tried to finish it!

What I have watched

  • The usual suspects Hollyoaks and House of Games
  • In the end, after finishing Charmed, I ended up rewatching The Home Edit on Netflix (the new season starts in April!), and then all three series of Your Home Made Perfect. I then started on Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo, but got derailed by Is it Cake?
  • Ewan and I have been watching Good Omens, he’s read the book but I haven’t, and have started Outlander season six (I’ve read the books but he hasn’t.) We’ve also tried The Witchfinder from BBC2.
  • We’ve also watched The Da Vinci Code (I’ve read the book but he hasn’t), and Angels and Demons (we’ve both read it).
  • Tuesday nights were the Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That – and I’m finally starting to remember the name now that we’ve finished it. We also watched Misbehaviour, starring Keira Knightley, which is about the real-life events of the women’s liberation movement disrupting the 1970 Miss World competition.

What I have done

  • Found a few new places for walks
  • Explored more beaches (and collected more glass and pottery as well as doing some litter picking)
  • Played miniature (table-top) curling
  • Visited the transport museum for camper van day
  • Spent time in the garden while the weather was good


What did your March look like?

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1 Response to March 2022 round up

  1. chrissie777 says:

    In March I followed the readalong on Dan Brown’s “The DaVinci Code” and today I started my very first own readalong on “Stillwatch” by Mary Higgins Clark.
    During the month of March I reread lots of older books by Mary Higgins Clark in lack of suspenseful new thrillers. I have ca. 50 of her crime novels and am in the process of rereading them in chronological order.
    I also reread Michael Allegretto’s crime novels (Night of the Reunion, Shadow House).

    We went to the movies on Tuesday to watch “The Lost City” with Sandra Bullock (too bad that Brad Pitt had such a small part only). We’ll go to the movies again on 8th of April to watch the heist film “Ambulance” with Jake Gyllenhal which sounds promising.

    So far the weather was too cold for walks, but now it’s getting a bit warmer and we can start walking again.


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