As it has been so hectic around here in the past couple of months, I didn't get to post a June update therefore, I decided I would do a combined two month update.
I'm afraid it has continued to be somewhat of a bookfest over the last couple of months. Well there has to be some advantages to having to sit on a train for work purposes doesn't there. A total of 11 books have been devoured.
Four of which have come off the 'Yet to be read bookshelf'
The Girls in Blue - Lilly Baxter - Fiction
Wicked - Gregory Maguire - Fiction
Breaking the Silence - Casey Watson - Memoir
Songs of the Humpback Whale - Jodi Picoult - Fiction
bringing that total now up 17 and I intend to keep whittling them down to see how many are left by the end of the year.
Hopefully none, meaning I can replenish the shelf with yet more lovelies to read.
Two more back to school reads
Cider with Rosie - Vintage (Laurie) Lee - Memoir
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank - Memoir
Three small purchases
Twelve Years A Slave - Solomon Northup - Memoir
Two book swaps
The Storyteller - Jodi Picoult - Fiction
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
My film of the month for June was
Having watched the film last month I decided I needed to revisit her diary as my back to school read for July.
I couldn't make up my mind what film to choose for July but in the end I decided to go with one of my absolute favourites.
Having read this as my first return to school read back in January I decided I really needed to see the film again just to remind myself how fantastic it is - and it didn't disappoint.
As for my Poppies and BIG KNIT hats.
Well I managed to crochet the last of the Poppies last month only to discover I had run out of backs and buttons. I now have both and just need to add to the last 16 to give a total of 40 Poppies all ready to sell later in the year.
I did learn one thing about myself last month and that it I have lost the ability to count. Having had a quick tot up of how many more hats I needed to knit to get me to my target of 50 I set about knitting what I thought was the last five. It was a beautiful sunny day so I parked myself in the garden needles to hand and duly knitted the last of my hats.
What did I discover?
On recounting I discovered I have now knitted 55 hats, still that's all the more for the BIG KNIT campaign isn't it.
I now just have all their little pom poms to make, to make them bobble hats - only another 10 to go.
So there we are all up to date.
I know I have been somewhat absent here in blogland due to work commitments but, trust me when I say I have been keeping an eye on you all even if I've not always had the time to comment or write a post. I am hoping things are going to improve over the next few weeks as I am now a little jaded to say the least. With the summer holidays now upon us I am also hoping to take some well deserved time off to spend with D and number 3 before they forget what I look like, although no one has questioned who I am yet when I arrived home in the evening.
Hope you are all enjoying the summer sunshine whatever you may be doing.