I don’t feel like I have spent much time reading this week but when I checked to see how far along I was in my current read – Jojo Moyes The One Plus One, I realised I was nearly 3/4 of the way through! I have been enjoying reading this book so much and will be sad to finish it.
I finally got around to watching the “new” Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as it was on the tv yesterday. I’m not really sure what to make of it if I am honest. When I was a kid I quite liked the original film though there were parts that scared me (like when they get in the boat and go through the tunnels…) but this new version just felt a little creepy and dark. The acting didn’t seem particularly good and the changes that were made to the story to modernise it was a bit of a let down so I don’t think it is a film I will be in any rush to watch again in the future.
- Listening to
I downloaded a new Audible book called How The Pill Changes Everything: Your Body On Birth Control written by Sarah E Hill and narrated by Nan McNamara. I have wanted to listen to this for a while now after it got suggested to me on the Audible app. I have not quite finished listening to it yet but have been amazed to find out how birth control can affect stress and anxiety as well as other things too. I would recommend this book to any woman taking birth control as it is an interesting listen/read and covers some important topics.
Cheese on toast with baked beans on top has been my go-to this week, it is cheap and quick to make, filling and just yummy! I don’t know whether this happens with anyone else, but when all the Christmas food adverts come out on the tv I immediately start craving more and more simple food. Maybe it’s so I can save myself for the big day?
I’ve been really enjoying rose tea this week and have been alternating between rose tea and echinacea tea in work. I have been trying to cut down on the amount of coffee that I drink while being healthy, rather than substituting my coffee for something sweet or carbonated I have been enjoying both of these types of tea.
I’ve been working on Christmas presents and making a few things to give as gifts, working out what else I need to get or make. I have also been setting up things for my Mind Crafternoon which will be taking place next weekend! I’ve been in contact with a friend from school and it has been lovely to catch up on messenger, hopefully, I will be able to go and visit her soon! I also went out with another friend to see Hells Bells, an Ac/Dc tribute band on Friday night! We had a really good time and the band and supporting act were brilliant!
I’ve been feeling ok this week though my shoulder is still playing up, so much so that I had Friday off from work as I was in a lot of pain. I had a really good week aside from that, it has been nice to catch up with friends and get some things sorted for my craft event. I’m looking forward to the day now but there is still a lot to get sorted (clean the house, tidy up, get the Christmas decorations out and everything set up for the day!) but I am excited to get started!
How has your week been? What have you been up to? I’d love to hear in the comments!