Well, January happened, the longest month of the year. I am still not sure if I felt it or not yet? Ask me in a few days.
Well, the year didn’t kick off the best, between the new lockdown and homeschooling whilst working full time, the boy had to leave. He has now been posted away from us and will only be home at weekends and if we are lucky it will be every weekend. Just waiting to see. Mini-me, as you can imagine, was inconsolable. The day he left, she did not stop crying all afternoon when he was still here and then she cried herself to sleep in my bed, my heart broke. For her, it all happens at once, if he had gone when she was still at school etc, I think it would have softened the blow, but as it did before, too much changed at once. We have tried to muddle through as much as we can, there has been tears and some strops but we are coping. I have had a mini tantrum and cried for my mummy, nothing like acting like a teenager when you are nearly 40!
On a brighter note, we have a new family member and yes he is spoiled.
Meet Nazboo and he is a menace to my Jet but he is also the cutest little man ever.
We managed to get a new fence, which now makes our garden feel like one, but now it means I have a lot of work to do come Spring! Be nice to actually leave my house, especially as it is coming up to 1 year of working from home!!!
I updated my blog….again, apparently I had only done it in May but this time I am hoping to keep it like this for a long time this time!
I have an exciting announcement coming up soon, hopefully, next month, just waiting to hear for an update before sharing! The podcast is still going strong and it is so much fun each week, it sets up my weekend. A bit of a routine really, I do the podcast and then we blitz the Marvel films. On the 31st January, I will be able to safely say, Mini-me has now watched all Marvel films – phase one to four. It has been quite entertaining to argue over who loves Captain America more, obviously for different reasons!
Oh sorry, how did that slip in there!! LOL. I must say, it has been so much fun re-watching the films because I am noticing things I didn’t notice the first time around. Cameos mean so much more and I have appreciation now for characters I didn’t before! Plus a weird infatuation with Benedict Cumberbach but only as Dr Strange!
Plus Mini-me and I have been watching Friends, ok she is too young for it and the jokes go over her head but she is obsessed and again, watching that from the beginning its nice to see the signs to how it all ends.
I have blitz Bridgerton and watched that for the plot, obviously
And I have just started the Fall with Gillian Anderson and Jamie Doran, beginning to see why he got the Fifty Shades gig now! Still, it is such a good show!
Well that is my news for now, so how about we check out my bookish things
What Have I Read This Month?
What Have I Got This Month?
I treated myself, because the 6 books I bought last month weren’t enough, that I had to buy another 7 LOL. Ok, 8 are NetGalley but 4 are for tours….. so I haven’t been too naughty! However, my NG books have crept up to 630….and my countdown is on 594….hmmmmmmmmm I have issues!
What Have I Posted This Month?
I set myself 4 different challenges and you can read more about them here. I will be updating these pages as I start to clear the books off! The links are below and on my 2021 Reading Challenge page. I will update it when I have read a book off that list!
TBC Reading Challenge 2021 – Out of 12, I have read in January 0
NetGalley45 Backlist 2021 – Out of 45, I have read in January 3
BackList Reading 2021 – Out of 30, I have read in January 0
Book Bingo 2021 – Out of 88, I have read in January 8
If I complete these challenge that will be a minimum of 87 books (ignoring the Book Bingo challenge) at least with a minimum of 45 from NG shelf. I am planning on more, but I wanted to go a bit easy LOL
Also I am still update my NetGalley Countdown page and I am currently on Book 594
How have you survived the longest month of the year?
Until next time xxx