Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Books are a Uniquely Portable Magic

So said Stephen King.
Except when you read as much as me and need to take them on many adventures.
I am never without a book. There is always one in my hand bag where ever I go. I read in between jobs, on tea and lunch breaks, on trains. I fact I would say the only place I never read is in on the toilet. That is definitely a man thing.
As you may know I am in the midst of a de-clutter and with this came the rather heart wrenching task of sorting out my book collection. I may be in the minority for book lovers here but I can tell you that although I was in the habit of keeping my books, I have never ever ever read a book more than once. No matter how much I love it I just don't really get the whole re reading thing.
So I had a cull.
I won't lie to you though, there is still a pile of TBR's on my desk. (And maybe one in the bedroom...aherm...)
Lets be honest, they take up a lot of space, these books, and so after a year of humming and harring and trying to decide if I would go to book lovers hell in a hand basket, I did it.
I bought a Kindle Paper white.
I've read several books on my kindle now and am in a position to tell you that I'm happy.
The advantages are, the paper white is nice and thin, taking up less space in my bag. I can take lots of books with me now on adventures and have more room for other Gin.
The paper white is back lit so I can read it in the dark without a light (great for nights around the camp fire) and also this is great for sunny days when you can't normally see the screen.
I don't think I will stop reading actual books, but this is definitely a good thing for the place I'm in right now.
Do you have a Kindle? If not can we still be friends?

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Life Lately

It just whizzes by when I'm not paying attention. Time that is. Minutes, hours, days, and then it's been weeks and months and I've neglected things I love. Like this place.
A lot is going on right now in my little corner of the world.
Work is exceptionally busy, and so is playtime. I have to work hard in order to be able to do the things I love, because lets be honest right here, some of the things I love involve cold hard cash.
Some life updates for you.
I got a Kindle Paper white. I dithered a lot, and then jumped right on over to the dark side. I do love it, I'm sorry. (Not sorry)
I just read Me Before You. I blubbed. A lot.
I am right in the middle of a bathroom renovation which is both a dream and a nightmare all rolled into one. I am trying not to stress about the mess, dust and general upheaval and I am being grateful we have a second downstairs toilet, even though it is a pain in the ass having to go all that way for a pee in the middle of the night. I am also making the most of my gym membership, with the lovely clean changing rooms and showers.
I went to Savoy London for afternoon tea for a friends birthday and the men came too. They didn't love it as much as us ladies of course but they came and took part which I was pretty surprised at.
My clearing out and de-cluttering is still on going. Now that the bathroom has been emptied I have been ruthless.
I found a bottle of red wine in the back of my wardrobe while emptying it and I'm wondering if this makes me some kind of alcoholic?
I am becoming addicted to collecting points. Boots is becoming a favourite shop now I have the app on my phone for extra point collecting. I am saving them for buying Christmas presents. Because at the time of writing there only 192 sleeps until Christmas. Just sayin.
I am beginning to hate cats. There are 13 houses on my street and about four hundred and ninety seven cats. And they all use my flower pots and the passage way at the side of my house as their toilet.
I am still loving the gym, and not just because of the clean showers, I am getting to grips with those planks.
I need to visit with my virtual friends and catch up on their lives, hopefully I will get that done tomorrow as this evening I have to go back out to do some work, and then I need to sleep.