Friday, 22 July 2016

Five on Friday | The Little Things

Read | I finished reading 'Daughter' by Jane Shemilt - I loved it, definitely one to recommend.  I've also read 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler - not quite what I was expecting but a pleasant read. I've just started on 'I Saw a Man' by Owen Sheers.

Watched | Earlier in the week I watched 'The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug' on TV.  I'm not enjoying the Hobbit trilogy of films as much as I did the Lord of the Rings trilogy - I feel that they've stretched the story too far and would have been better making only two films instead.  I was also lucky enough to see 'Les Miserables' and both parts of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' on a short break to London this week - both shows were amazing. 

Heard | I listened to the commentary on the Original Sightseeing Bus Tour around London. I was lucky enough to be on a bus with live commentary - so much better than the recorded version.

Made | I made progress on ticking things off my 101 things in 1001 days list - that's three more things crossed off this week.

Worn | I've worn myself out!  It was way too hot in London this week and I feel completely drained of energy. I only have today to recover though, because ....

And Lastly ... I'm back up to London again on Saturday, this time for a tour of the Houses of Parliament. Not particularly good planning on my part, but this trip was booked months ago before I managed to get the Harry Potter theatre tickets. It's a coach trip so it won't be as tiring; no driving, no London Underground, just (almost) door to door service.

Thanks to Morgana for organising the Little Things, and to Amy for organising Five on Friday.

13 comments:

  1. Wow! you have been busy. enjoy the tour on Saturday x

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  2. I'd have been exhausted doing all that this week. It's been too hot even to sit in the garden reading! Enjoy your parliament trip. I went years ago and was fascinated.

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  3. Gosh I bet it was hot in London this week but it sounds as if you stil had a great time:)

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  4. Thanks for the book recommendations - I am checking our local library. I agree with you about The Hobbit movies. I really liked the book but 3 movies was too much & for me, as much as I like Martin Freeman, I just do not like him as Bilbo. Have fun touring parliament buildings.

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  5. Heat can zap one of energy especially if you aren't used to it. Sounds like a fun weekend ahead. I too finished Daughter. Very well written. Enjoyed it and might even read it again down the road.

    Betty

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  6. Now that is what I call busy, enjoy your tour on Saturday.

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  7. What a week of accomplishment! My to do list received no check marks this week. I admire your energy.

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  8. I liked Daughter too, found it emotionally draining though. We were in London too, just came home Monday---you're right, it was hot!

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  9. the tour sounds wonderful, have fun!

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  10. You are busy. Have fun on the tour!

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  11. I have a 50 by 50 list that I have stalled on. I love the idea of 101 things in 1001 days... I read your list and you have great goals! Enjoy your tour! Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  12. That's certainly a full schedule! I hope you enjoy your day in London.

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  13. Gosh you have been busy! I really want to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I bet it was fantastic x

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