Monday, 23 October 2017

September Reading List


How are you all doing? I am a bit tired and it is only the first day of the week! Soon it is nearly the end of October, so better get in the reading list for September. I read 6 books that month so not bad indeed!

The Last Witness by Denzil Meyrick, the second in the series with DCI Daley. I am trying to read books in the correct order now.

Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitoch, this is also a series and it is also the second in the series. About PC Peter Grant who also happens to be a wizard in training.

The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah, this is case for Poirot! Here is a review of the book. I enjoyed it a lot and will read the other by her!

Thin Air by Ann Cleeves, now I am up to date with this series featuring Jimmy Perez and set in the Sheltlands. A super series definitely would recommend them and also like the TV series too.

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, this is quite a change from the books I had been reading and it was a welcome change too. Here is a review of this book.

The Reykjavik Assignment by Adam Lebor, I do like a book to do with spies and national security. Although Reykjavik part of the story comes nearly at the end, but I very much enjoyed it and will read his other books now too. Sadly it is the final book in a trilogy, oh well never mind!

Have a good week!

Friday, 20 October 2017

365 Photo Challenge Days 300 to 311

Day 300: Friday 4th August - Sunset view from plane

Day 301: Saturday 5th August - In Edinburgh restaurant 

Day 302: Sunday 6th August - View of the castle from the Grassmarket

Day 303: Monday 7th August - Alessio in Pittenween

Day 304: Tuesday 8th August - Stopped in Ullapool for our ferry

Day 305: Wednesday 9th August - Dad and Alessio enjoying the sun

Day 306: Thursday 10th August - Stornoway

Day 307: Friday 11th August - Isle of Harris gin distillery

Day 308: Saturday 12th August - House of North Uist

Day 309: Sunday 13th August - South Uist

Day 310: Monday 14th August - Isle of Ersikay

Day 311: Tuesday 15th August - Watching a ferry leave

Time is flying by and soon it is Halloween, I am sure this project is coming to an end now. Although I cannot remember when I begun it, positive it was in October though.

This week I went to KT Tunstall concert in Kaufleuten with my friend Hannah, I had won a free ticket. It was good but would not go again to see her. At work went to the other pumpkin farm in Bächlihof with the kids which was nice. We had a glorious sunshine and everyone enjoyed themselves.

This weekend has nothing special planned just going to see some movies at the cinema, Blade Runner 2049 and maybe The Snowman.

Have a good one!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Monet`s House and Garden















It is mid way through the week and only one more working day to go! Last week Alessio and I were in Belgium and I have not put the photos on the lap top yet so will have to wait a bit. Instead we will go back to the end of May and a trip to Paris.

Alessio and I visited Monet`s House and Garden in Giverny, it is not too far from Paris and we went with to the train. The gardens are quite far from the train station but there are shuttle buses to take or you could walk. I bought the tickets online and that helped with the lines to get in, which was just as well as it was a hot day.

As you can imagine and hopefully see from the photos that the garden was pretty amazing. So many lovely flowers and very colourful We wondered around the gardens for a bit and then queued to get into the house itself. It is such a beautiful house and you could imagine looking out of the windows and feeling inspired to paint. The rooms were just delightful and there were some of his paintings hanging too.

We then walked to the other side to see where he painted the famous water Water Lillies painting. The pond, the water lillies, the famous bridge and  trees were all really beautiful and it was packed with people taking lots and lots of photos.

I was really pleased that I have visited here as it had been on my bucket list for a while. It cost 10.20 euros for an adult and children over 7yrs cost 7.20 euros. You can also book a tour which makes it easier getting into the place, but definitely get your tickets online as it does make a difference.

Have a good rest of the week!!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

365 Photo Challenge Days 289 to 299

Day 289: Monday 24th July - Open air cinema

Day 290: Tuesday 25th July - Visit to the airport

Day 291: Wednesday 26th July - Sky views


Day 292: Thursday 27th July - Latest book

Day 293: Friday 28th July - Zurich

Day 294: Saturday 29th July - Frau Gerold´s Garden

Day 295: Sunday 30th July - My latest favorite

Day 296: Monday 31st July - My present from Alessio

Day 297: Tuesday 1st August - Packing suitcase for scotland

Day 298: Wednesday 2rd August - Alessio

Day 299: Thursday 3th August - At the park
The school October holidays have nearly begun and next week Alessio and I will be going to Bruges and other cities in Belgium with my father for one week. I am looking forward to this trip, I have wanted to visit Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent and the WW1 battlefields in Ypres for a long time. We will also stay in Brussels and have a trip to Rotterdam. too So all in all a busy week.

First up though a busy weekend, book swap, football training and match for Alessio, a baby shower for my lovely friend Katrina and not to mention packing for the trip!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, 2 October 2017

Fife Coastal Towns

Dysart




West Wemyss




Lower Largo


Anstruther




On our last day in Scotland we journey through some coastal towns in Fife, first up was Dysart. We went down to the harbour which was very nice, stopped off for a coffee while it poured for ages. There were also some lovely white houses nearby which we looked at for a little while. Then we drove onwards to a small village called West Wemyss, a lot of the houses looked like they could do with some renovations. This village is a former mining town and at the beginning of the town is a fine looking building. We then drove through East Wemyss but decided not to get out of the car, it looked pretty enough but not much to see.

Next we stopped for lunch in Lower Largo, I have been there a few times and it is a nice looking place. We didn`t hover for long and carried on to Anstruther, I used to live here when I was a child and have fond memories of the place. My parents still have friends who live here so we come by to see them sometimes. This time we only stopped for some photos and then we happened to see a friend of my parents and we chatted to him for a bit.

Have a good week ahead!