R & R over…. it’s all systems go and back to the routine (and back to busy, busy, busy and no time for blogging!!).
I LOVE my holidays and really need them, but by the end of the long summer holiday I am definitely ready for a bit of routine and so are the boys, although they probably wouldn’t admit it. I secretly look forward to being back at work. It’s fun getting to know your new class and catching up with colleagues you haven’t seen for a few weeks. The start of a new school year is a bit like traditional New Year – full of optimism and hope, making plans and resolutions. Hurrah for school!!! (Feel free to remind me of that, in a few weeks, when I am exhausted and grumpy!!)
The story-yarn news is that I have made the most of the extra time I have had and read more than usual. I quickly finished “Narrow Margins” by Marie Browne , then I started “How To Be Champion” by Sarah Millican and finished it. Next came “The Endless Beach” by Jenny Colgan and lastly “The Cows” by Dawn O’Porter which I just finished last night when I couldn’t get off to sleep. I enjoyed them all for different reasons. Chapter 33 of “How to Be Champion” entitled “Sometimes I hate myself” was a refreshingly honest account of Sarah’s feelings about her own body and how she is judged in the media. “The Endless Beach” was classic Jenny Colgan – perfect light summer reading. “The Cows” was very contemporary, sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking and with some good, unexpected plot twists.
While it has been an absolute book-fest… the yarn-yarn news is slim to none!! I did very little crochet while I was camping and not so much since I’ve been back, so the Scheepes Whirl shawl that I began while on the boat is only growing slowly (last seen here). It really should be finished by now.
Any book-fests where you are? Or maybe it’s a yarn-fest instead?? Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along.