Wednesday Wind Up
Yes, it's a day late, but it's here at least.
What am I reading this week?
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. We're reading it at bookclub in September and I decided to try and read it far enough in advance. I've really enjoyed it, although I recognise there are parts that are very long that other people haven't enjoyed. But I read Dickens for fun, so no probs there.
And some Brocante Home books. I enjoy reading Alison's writing (except for the apostrophes! They're everywhere!) and she makes me feel like homemaking can be enjoyabe because it is an act of love for me and the house. I'm going to get a system set up for September so that I can keep on top of the housework. I've been reading The Vintage Housekeepers Circle and really enjoying it. It's a set of posts that were published on Brocante Home but only available to the Vintage Housekeeper's Circle members. The posts cover about a year, and include seasonal advice on Autumn, Christmas and Summer. More inspiration to get my house beautiful, welcoming and scented!
What have I watched this week?
My children are home. I feel I need to put this out there as a sort of explanation. I have watched Die Hard: Legacy Collection (Films 1-5) [DVD]  Die Hard and Die Harder. For my son's birthday. And other days have passed in a blur of Sarah's choice of teenage favourites and children's movies. There was a day when every time I walked in they were watching a different Disney movie. Apparently Netflix was working overtime.
TV wise, we are catching up on Black Work starring Sheridan Smith. We missed it when it was on, but it's on our TiVo drive so we're clearing some space before hols.
Where have I been this week?
GamEscape in Liverpool. You need to see their website (and I still owe you a full review!) but it was fun.
Aldi. A girl's gotta shop, hasn't she?
How has my spending gone this week?
I was doing well until Aldi had a digital radio for about £34. Since a full-blown Roberts RD60 Revival DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio with Up to 120 Hours Battery Life - Red costs about £159 (dream radio; in red or baby blue!) I fell for it. It's in my kitchen and proving exceedingly enjoyable. Especially since the last Ashes match has started and there's very little that so sums up British summer time as TMS and baking.
What are my WIPs this week?
For the Princess; I will post about her later, but this is just a quick peak!
And I have an order of wool coming from Black Sheep Wools; I have a plan to make an autumnal blanket. You can see more of them on my Pinterest board for Autumn and Fall.
Any Other Business?
I have a craft project that I'm doing; I took some photos but apparently they are stuck on my camera! It's a project for Sarah and I to make before the Big Festival that happens in December. (I cannot speak its name) Our families will be getting a homemade something again this year and we must start making them soon to be ready! I will take some more shots and post them again.....