Monday, 29 April 2013

Great TV!

Okay so hands up who's been watching The Great British Sewing Bee?

Wasn't it great?? 

I'm so pleased to learn they're making a 2nd series. It's really made me want to dust off my sewing machine & finally make the item of clothing that I've been meaning to do for years!
I've enjoyed talking to customer about it too...... it seems everyone is watching!
We've been selling more fabrics of late to young & old, which can only be a good thing.

Anyone brought the book yet? 

What about this?

I thought the first episode was slow, I did enjoy it but it just gets better & better!!
It's really tugging on my heart string & I find myself fighting back the tears....... I don't normally cry at TV programmes!
Not sure why this is but the acting is fantastic!
I knew it was going to be good when I saw Maxine Peak was in it but John Simms as well???
Little Bert is such a lovely boy, your heart goes out to him.
I haven't watched last night, Joe comes back from the front with shell shock so I best get the hankies out!

What's your thoughts?

Well done to the BBC!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

My Week....

So I haven't been about for a week...... not much has happened.

Working..... trying to appeal my disciplinary action..... going out too much.... much of the same really!

Jean enjoying a good roll

Watching The Wonderstuff at Exeter Phoenix

I'm looking forward to the weekend..... I'm off to see The Beat again with my friend.
Another late night then!

Back soon

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

March Book Review

I managed 2 books in March...... if I'm going to hit my target of 50 I need to start reading smaller book!

First up......

Three very different women work together at Cadbury's Bournville factory, and their lives become entwined by war and work - and a child called David. Edie, the main character, marries young to escape her unhappy family home. Widowed at 19 and, after losing her child from the marriage, she faces the war grieving and lonely. Then one night during the Blitz, an infant mysteriously abandoned during the bombing is handed into her care... Ruby, meanwhile, doesn't want to be left behind in the wedding stakes and settles for marriage with Frank. Finally there's Janet, kind-hearted and susceptible to male charm, who is hurt desperately by an affair with a married man. David, the child who steals Edie's heart as she brings him up through a time none of them will ever forget, is the love of all their lives. And when David is old enough to wonder who he really is, he leads Edie through struggle and heartache to a life and love she would never have dreamed of..

I've never read any Annie Murray.... have you?
I really enjoyed this book, it's not going to stop the world but it was a really nice read. I think I'll be reading some more.
You can treat yourself to the Kindle version for just £1 on Amazon!


On the outbreak of war, Belle Reilly's husband Jimmy enlists and heads for the deadly trenches of northern France. But Belle knows she cannot stand idly by when so many are sacrificing their lives.
Volunteering to help battlefield wounded, Belle is posted to France as a Red Cross ambulance driver. There, a tragic accident brings her face to face with Etienne - a man from her past she's never quite forgotten.
Torn between forbidden passion, loyalty and love, Belle is caught in an impossible situation. Will she succumb to the dark forces of this most brutal of wars? Or will fate intervene and finally lead her to lasting happiness?

I read Belle (part 1) back in November..... although I thought this book wasn't for me I really enjoyed it & was looking forward to part 2.
This book is based in WW1 & wasn't as saucy as the first book!
Not sure I'll be reading any more of her books...... I did enjoy it but they're not cheap & I don't think I'd be prepared to spend that much for them.
At the mo I'm loving the under £2.99 Kindles on Amazon!


I'll be back to let you know how my April reading is going soon!

Friday, 5 April 2013

March 2013

March was a busy month even though I haven't blogged much!
It started with the first Crikey of the year, followed by Matthews birthday party, yarn bombing, a week off, granny square making, Birdsong at the theatre, The Men They Couldn't Hang & lots of hot cross buns!!!

It's been a good month.

I've also read another 2 books, I'll be back with reviews later.

Hope March was good for you too