October 2022 round up

What I have read

I reached 100 books in September but of course I kept on reading. I haven’t updated my goal yet, but I may still do. Currently I’m at 109/100.

What I have read:

  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator – Roald Dahl
  • Lessons (Maggie Adair #3) – Jenny Colgan
  • Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys – Mary Gibson
  • The Light Years (Cazalet Chronicles #1) – Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop (Lonely Hears Bookshop #2) – Annie Darling
  • Balancing ACT: The Authorised Biography of Angela Lansbury – Martin Gottfried
  • Matilda – Roald Dahl

And I’m still working on:

  • The Dead Girls’ Dance (Morganville Vampires #2) – Rachel Caine
  • Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  • The Witches – Roald Dahl
  • Monarchy – David Starkey

What I have watched

  • I finished up The Crown earlier this month – only a week or so to go until the next series is out! I also finished Red Dwarf -including the most recent stuff which I’ve only seen once before. As there are about ten series of George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces I’m still working my way through that.
  • I finally finished Malory Towers series 2 and reviewed episodes 11&12.
  • We also finished Rings of Power and She-Hulk
  • Only Connect and Taskmaster have been on weekly and House of Games several times a week.
  • On Tuesday nights I watched Hocus Pocus 1 & 2 and 17 Again with my sister.
  • With Brodie it was Ghostbusters 3, as he’d already seen it he was desperate to tell me what was happening and what was going to happen. We also watched Avengers Assemble, which was his first time seeing it. When he wasn’t well at the start of the holidays I persuaded him to watch the Wallace and Grommet short films – A Grand Day Out, A Close Shave and The Wrong Trousers.
  • Having finished so many TV series I’ve been sticking on a film before bed most nights and have watched He’s All That, plus the original She’s All That, the remake of Footloose and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

What I have done

  • We started off the month with our walk to the lighthouses and one of our favourite beaches
  • We visited the Transport Museum for Military Vehicle Day (and to see the James Bond Land Rover), and again the day after for a Lego Car racing workshop.
  • Brodie and I had a woodland walk in Perthshire with my parents and we found several geocaches
  • In the holidays we visited Fife Zoo where Brodie got up close with the lemurs, got mugged by swans at the reservoir next door to the zoo, visited the Science Centre, did the Halloween trail at a country park (and fed hoards of ducks), went to the Deer Centre where we picked our pumpkin and went to the local wildlife park.
  • We decorated for Halloween including repurposing a rather soft gingerbread house which had been sitting in the kitchen since December as a haunted house.
  • I borrowed a few more jigsaws from my mum and started with the sweet shop.

What I have bought

I added three magazines to my collection, so I’ve only got 8 more to find.

Also, and totally un-related to Blyton I treated myself to a new phone. It’s not the latest model (in fact it’s two models behind!) but it means I’m not having to charge it all the time and it has various new (to me) features.

How was your November?

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2 Responses to October 2022 round up

  1. chrissie777 says:

    I like the lemurs. Cute pics!
    When I was 11 or 12 I read “Little Women” and the sequel, but found both books very slow. The movie versions are not bad though. I like the one from 1949.


  2. Stephen Jessie Pye says:

    Hello Fiona!hate November!always seem to hear bad news! deaths and illnesses etc.am a big book fan always buying them!am now reading j.wilson new book about fairies.seems good!few weeks ago I got a boxed set of the adventure books’s by blyton.am up to sea of adventure.cant move for books in my home.take care.


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