Monday, 29 July 2019

Rome By Night

Yesterday late at night I returned from my weekend in the Eternal City, Rome. It was a fun weekend with my friend Arlene and her daughter India.

It was so, so hot as was the rest of Europe too, but it seemed hotter here somehow. Anyway here are the night photos I took of the city. The last 7 photos are from the Piazza Navona, the rest were taken on the way to Trastevere, an area in the city.

Now, I have one more day to work and then we are off on our travels again. This time to Scotland, looking forward to this trip.

Have a lovely week

Sunday, 21 July 2019

365 Book Photo Challenge Days 11 to 20

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Day 20
So we continue with the book challenge:

Wednesday 10th July- This was one of two books I ordered from BD

Thursday 11th July - From my tbr jar I pulled out the book Ordinary People to read

Friday 12th July - A visit to Orell Fussli, where I did not buy any books for once

Saturday13th July - Laura and Emma by Kate Greathead

Sunday 14th July - My next read would be Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Monday 15th July - Another book I ordered The Pieces

Tuesday 16th July - The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoag

Wednesday 17h July - A pile of red books I have at home still to read, of course

Thursday 18th July - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Friday 19th July - Jar tar picked out Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Hope you reading is going well, have a great start to the week

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Dunedin, NZ Street Art Part 2

Looking back through memory lane, this time last year Alessio and I had arrived in New Zealand for our 3 week adventure.

Looking back I see I have not put up any photos of Auckland yet as this was our first stop of our trip, I will remedy that at some point. For today I will show the rest of the amazing street art we saw in Dunedin on the South Island.

This summer Alessio and I will be returning to Scotland for the second time this year. We will have a 5 day trip to the Orkney Islands, which I am really looking forward. Along with my sister and her husband we will go to the Edinburgh Festival again for a weekend. So lots to look forward to returning to the homeland.

Have a great evening

Friday, 12 July 2019

365 Photo Book Challenge Days 1 to 10

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Day 10

So I am starting this year look project and hopefully will not regret it. I will say what the photos are down below instead under the photo this time.

Sunday 30th June: I was at my son's school football tournament and I had some time to read my latest book. The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell - which delves into the running of a bookstore. A lot of amusing incidents and a lot of hard work too.

Monday 1st July: These books are the ones I want to read in July, I have since added to them

Tuesday 2nd July - This book too only two days to read and is one of my favourite series. I love the two main characters.

Wednesday 3rd July - It went to the library in Horgen

Thursday 4th July - Middle way through Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Friday 5th July - I visit to Orell Füssli in Zurich and of course I bought two books

Saturday 6th July - The TBR jar I got from my Illumicrate subscription, so I decided to use it to decide in which order I read my July books

Sunday 7th July - This is a library which I have now finished Queen by Candice Party Williams, a very good book and I really enjoyed it.

Monday 8th July - Warlight by Micheal Ondaatje, I finished it yesterday I think. I took a while to get into this one but I did enjoy it.

Tuesday 9th July - Colourful sprayed book edges, it does make you want to buy the book more

No specific plans for the weekend as of yet, the weather is not so good and Alessio doesn't want to go to the movies as nothing he fancies. So we will see what we do.

Happy Weekend

Saturday, 6 July 2019

May Reading List

Hello, and welcome to my blog, it is time to post about my reading during May. I read 9 books, but 3 have no photos.

Loch of the Dead by Oscar de Muriel - I really adore this series set in Scotland about two inspectors and a touch of the supernatural. It is set in 1899 and based in Edinburgh. The covers are just awesome. I have now read most of them just one to go and I will be up to date.

The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor - this is the second in this trilogy, very much enjoying this series too. It is a historical novel set after the Great Fire of London, which continues from the first The Ashes of London.

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark -Platts - drama and crime novel, it could be a difficult read as it is about a child murder.

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness - this is the second of the All Souls Trilogy, in this book Diana and Matthew time travel back to 16th century London

Finale by Stephanie Gerber - the final of this trilogy and I was really glad to find out what happens to Tell and Scarlet.

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman - this is a YA novel, set in US and involves having special powers and a monster killing people in the village

The Parisian by Isabelle Hammad - this was like a huge history lesson for me, the main character is Midhat Kamal, a young Palestinian man and his journey from Nablus, Cairo, Istanbul, Montpellier and Paris.

The Dollmarker by Nina Allan - the main character ends up creating dolls and writes to a women in a home, who is interested in a woman who made dolls too

The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman - the fourth in the Invisible Library series

All interesting books hard to pick a favourite though, so maybe I will choose The Fire Court and least favourite was The Devouring Gray.

I am still going to do the 365 Book Photo Challenge, I thought I would have been able to post it already but I missed out some days so hopefully it will be posted soon.

Have a great weekend