Book: Cecilia Dominic’s ‘The Mountain’s Shadow’

I skim-read this book during gym workouts and still founding woefully wanting in terms of plot and character development

Joanie isa public health researcher who screws up her personal life (screwing your married boss is stupid – sorry) and goes to the middle of nowhere an elderly relative she barely knows dies and leaves her their huge house

She takes her best friend – who is a bad friend, with her, meets some unlikeable men and badly investigates missing children

I strongly suggest avoiding this book

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Nails: daisy

Far to much gardening and too much stress has trashed my nails, so I’m very carefully trying to regrow them with a bit more strength

Hopefully they stop being at the annoying uneven and not-matching stage ASAP!

(Photo from Pinterest )

Otherwise it’s way too easy to want to nibble them – as at least very short is even!

Ben & Jerry’s Birthday Cake ice cream

It’s my birthday this month so it seemed a good reason to try one of the newest Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavours: Birthday Cake

It’s apparently vanilla cake batter ice cream with strawberry swirls, cake pieces AND pink frosting

If I’m completely honest it’s a little sweet for me, so its been open for over two weeks already and is being eaten in very small spoonfuls at a time!

It’s different in a good way though I wish they’d bring back Fossil Fuel flavour

Book: Shannon Mayer’s ‘Witch’s Reign’ – “I didn’t run, but I did pick up my pace”

Zamira is cursed, nearly the last of her kind and her ex-husband is an awful person, happily she is also stubborn, sarcastic and fundamentally a nice person

These details alone should have made me realise that ‘Witch’s Reign’ was by the same author as ‘Venom and Vanilla’, plus the wall and Merlin. However it was the use of the word “super-duper” that made the connection for me, it’s an odd phrase even for a fantasy book and there couldn’t be two authors who would use it!

Whereas ‘Venom and Vanilla’ was set in a very contemporary and recognisable world – admittedly one with super-dupers in it, contrastingly ‘Witch’s Reign’ is pared back sword and sorcery: lots of horses and knives in freezing bleak wastelands

The plot was predictable, the characters not fully developed – although mildly intriguing due to their blank spots

It was a pretty decent quiet weekend read, not sure I rush to read the next one in the series, however it will make my free Amazon kindle book rental list so maybe next month!

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Oops

Somehow more time ran away despite my good intentions

I’ve got my horribly stressful course out of the way so that’s helpful

The gym I go to is closing so that is not helpful

In theory I don’t need a gym – I have free weights, a bike and trainers. What I need to get better at is making the time

On a happy note I know that stepping lunges, stepping backwards lunges and side-steps with touching my foot are things I need to do more as I ache slightly today

Although that could have been doing bridge with feet inverted slightly so the heels touch, that was surprisingly hard

Low on time and energy

Lately I’ve had good intentions and little time or energy

It’s nothing major triggering this, just a combination of stuff – an annoying course coming up that I have to travel for and get up early for, my manager is being odd, my company is being iffy, I want more time – and space, to do things I want, plus sometimes my darling spouse can be a little vexing

I’m sure I am also vexing, so I will try harder not to be – both vexed or vexing

I also need to use my time more wisely, not entirely sure how to do that!

Nails: kittens

So the spare room still isn’t finished in terms of paint, yet my darling spouse has decided he also wants to change the floor – to be fair the kittens so like emitting hairballs on that carpet

It just sounds a lot of effort and money to change the floor right now!

(Photo from Pinterest)