Oh what a whirlwind of emotions Mothers Day weekend was. We had such a lovely family break in the Peak District but it was a day tinged with sadness without my mum. We made lots of new memories in places I went to as a child and it meant so much to take my children to them too. When we came home on Monday afternoon I must admit it took me a while to get back into work mode for the rest of the week! Thankfully I was back on track for Tuesday and ticking tasks of my to do list like a boss!
So, here we go lets get onto those wonderful little things from this week, grab a cuppa (or a glass, depending on the time of day..!) and have a read.
The Good People
I finished The Good People earlier this week and was rather sad when it ended. Kent fully draws you back in time and makes it all seem so very really. She is a wonderful story teller and I’ll definitely be reading her previous book, Burial Rites.
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Next up is this beauty which I must confess I mainly bought because of the cover art. I’m excited for an early night so I can delve into this new world, I think it will be a good book to follow The Good People.
Blogs and articles
I’ve written a few times now about being an introvert, and I’m subscribed to a few collaborative blogs that discuss it. When I spotted this post on my Bloglovin feed I clicked on it instantly. The words really resonated with me and I felt almost let off the hook and no longer guilty for feeling drained after listening intently to emotional conversation. I end up feeling what the other person feels and take it on myself which in turn makes my mood rather low. Believe it or not I end up feeling like this when I’ve watched an intensely emotional film or television programme. Apparently this is rather common for people of my personality type, who knew? I feel my own blog post on this coming on now.
I am a huge fan of Rachel’s blog and have been ever since she started it up, if you haven’t visited it before then go and do it, well as soon as you’ve finished this post, obviously. Recently Rachel and her mum along with a few select bloggers and their mums were whisked away to Cornwall’s beautiful Watergate Bay hotel by Joules. It looks like the most perfect weekend away, but then I am biased when it comes to this location as we’ve stayed there a few times ourselves, for our anniversary specifically.
Oh Emma has the dreamiest home with the most impeccably tasteful interior style, and her new home office is no exception. It’s not even finished yet and already has me swooning!
This season has to be the best yet of the, now I hate to employ this overly used term, quirky television show. If you’ve not heard of it then do go and start from the first season. It’s created by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, and Paul Rust, and starring Gillian Jacobs, and Rust himself.
Season 3 of Love is now available on Netflix
Another Netflix offering, but this time one of the Marvel franchise. I really enjoyed season one but found this new season a slow starter. I’m about two thirds in now and enjoying it but not blown away which is a little disappointing after a rather long wait.
In my baking cupboard I’ve got my mum’s old recipes, all handwritten by her on little index cards and stored in a green box. With it being Mothers Day weekend I decided to try my hand at an old favourite biscuit that I remember my making making loads when I was little. They are oat and coconut biscuits which my mum called ‘Irish biscuits’ , though I’m not sure of the significance. They are incredible moreish due to the chewy texture that comes from the clever way they’re made.
I’ll have to blog the recipe soon.
While we were away in Derbyshire over the weekend which you can read about in a couple of days, we went on a very muddy walk to where I scattered my mum’s ashes nearly ten years ago. I honestly have never seen so much mud! We had to find ways to walk round it and added lots of distance and time to the walk in doing so! Still we had a giggle about just how much mud covered our walking shoes and travelled up our trouser legs. It was as you might expect a very emotional morning for me, but I’m so pleased I got to share it with my little family.
So yes, we wore walking boots and our waterproof coats ready to face what the weather could throw at us!
This popped up on my Facebook feed this week and subsequently sent me down a Laura Marling rabbit hole.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
I do love singing along with Karen O while driving, much to the amusement of anyone that pulls up beside me!
Podcasts and Audiobooks
I’m continuing to enjoy Still Me by JoJo Moyes I honestly don’t want it to end. Podcast wise I listened to a few One Girl Band episodes while out running earlier in the week.
We’ve got our rescheduled photo shoot with Robyn tomorrow, after having to cancel it twice I really hope nothing gets in the way this time!
Before I go, have you entered my giveaway? It ends this weekend so if you haven’t then get clicking!
Have a fantastic weekend!
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Morgana is a social media coach for small businesses and entrepreneurs, specialising in Instagram and Pinterest. Based in the North West of the UK, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She particularly enjoys a Netflix binge watch and cannot function without black coffee and dark chocolate digestives.