2019,  Dad

At the moment (18th January 2019)

So, this was the week that was…

This week I finished listening to an audiobook that I started listening to on New Years Day.  East of the Sun by Julia Gregson was a very interesting book. I was hooked to start with and really wanted to know what happened. By the end I was fed up with it and ready to be done (but still wanting to know). It felt like it could have been seriously trimmed down.  I have been wondering however if part of the issue is that I had it in audio. The narrator was a good one but I definitely read much, much faster than I can listen in audio. And I have to admit to being surprised how many pages the print version had versus how long the audio is – I had been anticipating it was about 100 pages longer than Goodreads says it is.

I have been reading other stuff but finishing books is a slow process right now. I have actually started writing a blog about that, I’ll post it in a day or two.

Not counting this blog, I have written around 1000 words this week.

Crafts wise I finished the scarf I was working on last week and started another one. My plan is to finish that and do one more (which will finish off my stash of now discontinued Wilkos super chunky yarn) and send them off.

We have started putting together another edition of Tenants Times. I’m volunteering on this one as editor with someone else backing me up. But this will be the last one I edit as the rules state you can only do three years and then someone else has to take over for at least a year. I’m looking forward to seeing what we come up with this time. And I’m also looking forward to letting someone else take responsibility for the next one, I’ve enjoyed doing this since 2015 but it’s time for fresh blood for TT and a fresh challenge for me.

Somewhat unusually for me there’s been a lot of TV watching lately.  I’ve been watching a lot of Criminal Minds which I continue to love. I’ve also been watching the first season of Skin Wars on Netflix which is a bit of a love hate thing. I love, love, love the art but I hate the way you see so little of it. Those bits are too rushed. The new series of Call the Midwife got off to a great start and I liked the first episode of season 2 of Star Trek Discovery. But I still think that Discovery suffers a bit from being a Star Trek series and would be better as a stand alone series.

I watched a film. I basically never watch a film at home but I watched Birdbox last weekend. It took me three sittings. I liked it but as good as it was it really didn’t live up to the amount of hype I’ve heard about it. The ending was too abrupt for my liking and I had a lot of questions. I am tempted by the book but told it’s a lot darker and just as open to questioning. So perhaps not.

Care has been tricky this week. Lots of changes at the last minute (not all of which I’ve known about) due to staffing issues. And it’s always harder to deal with them coming when I’m tired like I am this week.

Dad and I went to Reading Hexagon to see Sandi Toksvig in her one woman show, National Trevor, last night.  It was good and I was really glad we went. Some very funny bits and a few bits we didn’t enjoy as much. It was definitely one of those “you had to be there” things because it’s hard to describe what happened and have it sound as good as it was.

A good week!

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