I'm aiming to read a book a week throughout 2023, by week 2 of January I'd read 8 books and started on the 9th. There has been no social media and very little TV watched this week and as I finish work at 3pm I have a lot of spare time to fill.
Our travels for 2023 are booked, just some accommodation and car hire to sort nearer departure date. We've decided that while we are still capable of travel and can afford it, we should do as much as we can, especially to visit child 3 in Australia.
8 Sunday Early walk into town with Bob for a coffee, home to a roast dinner that Peter cooked while I completed my tax return and booked our trips to Northern Ireland, Dubai and Australia (with a a stop over in Kuala Lumpur). I wrote up the new calendar and updated our address book. I spent the evening reading. A Streetcar Named Desire.
9 Monday Car still in the garage and yet another part on order, at least we have a courtesy car, however, it doesn't suit our needs, but it's a car all the same. I went swimming before work and I spent the evening reading. Frankenstein and A Christmas Carol.
10 Tuesday I took the car to work as it was raining. I collected my glasses that I'd stood on over Christmas and Peter walked to the retail park with Bob to meet me for a coffee, he drove home and Bob and I walked back. Evening spent reading Animal Farm and Of Mice and Men.The new calendar is now updated.
11 Wednesday I took the car to work and back and spent the evening on the laptop catching up with reading and commenting and sorting through photos off my phone and updating the cloud and memory sticks. Took Bob out for a long walk and a coffee. I read Of Mice and Men and started on Macbeth.
12 Thursday I cycled to work and back and had a GP visit early evening for blood tests and medication review. Evening spent reading. Macbeth finished and onto Lord of the Flies.
I keep forgetting things for work so everything went in the fridge so I didn't forget anything.
13 Friday Swimming before work, home to do some ironing and friend came round for weekly chips and wine (I don't drink alcohol with my migraines at the moment)
Last of the Christmas chocolate.
14 Saturday Off to visit MIL and a trip to Street to the outlet centre, dropped off Birthday gifts for SIL and BIL who both turn 60 this month.
It took us a bit longer than usual to do todays journey due to the Severn and the Wye being flooded. This is the Avon.
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The trips that you have planned sound fantastic. It sounds like you've had a busy week. That is a good idea putting everything into the fridge. I should try that with my youngest, she always seems to forget something but never her lunch. xReplyDelete
if it's not in the fridge, it doesn't come to work, as simple as thatDelete
I've slowed down with the book reading, need to give it another goReplyDelete
Great start to your reading aim for the year – I have a similar aim but haven’t managed quite so many books so far. Love your list of books read so far as well – a few classics I haven’t yet read myself so might have to add them to the list. #project365ReplyDelete
I'm moving onto some more up to date fiction nowDelete
Great idea to put everything in the fridge so it is all in one place! Fab start to your reading (are you tracking on goodreads?) #project365ReplyDelete
it makes life so much easier to have it all in one placeDelete
Wow, you are organised. I have managed to book one trip but nothing for the family yet, we haven't had the best month for expenses. Well done on the reading challengeReplyDelete
last year we left everything till the last minute and it cost so much moreDelete
I love that you have put things in the fridge to remember them. Might get the kids to go that! Wow you are doing so well with your reading. I was impressed with reading one book in a week. I have set myself the goal of one a month but hope I read more. I think you should travel why you can. We wont have the money in retirement and possibly not the health #365ReplyDelete
If I don't put things in the fridge they just get forgotten, often my purse and car keys will go in there over night alsoDelete