Read | I'm still reading Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman, which I started back in mid October. It hasn't really grabbed my attention so far, although I know that a lot of my friends have enjoyed it and recommend it. I'll get to the end because a friend's daughter loaned me the book and she really rates it, so I'd like to be able to discuss it with her. I keep putting it down for other reads, one of which was The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern which I thoroughly enjoyed and is the best book I've read for a long time.
Watched | On Tuesday I went to see The Lady in the Van and last night I went to see an NT Live screening of Of Mice and Men. Both had laugh out loud moments followed by heart-breaking sadness, and I admit to shedding a tear at both of them.
Heard | This week I listened to a short play on the radio; Three in One, which is one in a series of plays starring David Threlfall.
Made | Lots of lists! Christmas presents/cards list, ideas for daytime things to do/places to go, photos I want to take, films I want to see, books I want to read, and recipes I want to try.
Worn | Red seems to have been my favourite choice this week - red tops paired with black skirts, or jeans.
And Lastly ... I set myself the daily challenge of trying something new, or re-introducing something I used to enjoy back into my life. This is to mark the start of my retirement. Here's what I've done over the past few days:
- Tuesday | I tried a sticky toffee latté at Costa Coffee. I'm supposed to avoid milk in my diet, so have never had anything like this before. It was a bit sweet, and although I enjoyed it, I did suffer the next day so have no wish to repeat the experience!
- Wednesday | I played two new to me games at the games night: Blokus and Kensington. Both were easy to learn and fun to play, so hope they make an appearance at future games nights.
- Thursday | I listened to a play on the radio. This is something we used to do regularly, especially when my late partner was in hospital, but which I've not thought about doing since I moved into this house. It was a pleasant way of passing an hour and is something I'll be doing again soon.
- Friday | Well I haven't done it yet, but I'm going out for a meal later tonight and will be having a curried fish dish. I love curries but have never eaten curried fish - I'm looking forward to this one!