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August 6, 2015
Currently for August 2015 - mandarins & chipped nail polish

Reading: The Twelve by Justin Cronin. Naturally I had to follow up by reading the next book in the series. And this one was published in 2013 which means I’m not that far behind all the cool kids now… Like the first, this is quite gripping and movie-esque. And like the first, I am sliiiightly overwhelmed by the sheer number of characters & names.

Wearing: super soft stretchy jeans from Zara, long fluffy grey cardy that my sister left behind, sparkly Witchery earrings, REALLY chipped nail polish (I knew this would happen if I painted my crappy nails)

Sustenance: mandarins – winter’s sweet treat

Exercise: beginners ballet on Sunday, leg day at the gym on Tuesday

Napping: The sproglet did 2 hours today. We’ve been seeing some good averages lately. Long live the nap.

Listening: Lana Del Rey on Pandora



July 11, 2015

Reading: The Passage by Justin Cronin. As always, I am late to the party when it comes to whatever book of the moment everyone is raving about. This was, what, the book of 2010 or something?! Whatever you are reading now, you can look forward to hearing my thoughts about it in five years time. I’m really enjoying this so far. Although maybe the word isn’t enjoying – because that first chapter almost lost me… oof, is it cause I have a kid now that the idea of abandoning a child squicked me out? – it’s certainly got me gripped at any rate. I’m finding it really visual. Like reading a movie.

Editing/writing: hates it, my precious

Feelings of pure apathy about my story: 5

Wearing: thick tramping socks, “mum bun”, zara jeans with a hole in the thigh

Watching: Survivor. All of the Survivor. Yup. I have a serious addiction to this TV show. I have been rewatching some older seasons since I discovered there are loads of extra videos on Youtube. They add this whole other dimension to the show. I love getting to see the jury members hang out at Ponderosa after being voted out. Some are bitter and dark, others take it on the chin quite cheerfully. They are ALL obsessed with food. Usually peanut butter.