Friday, 6 July 2012

Weekly Love: Week 107

It has been a quiet week for me in the countryside. On Saturday I again returned to my old school to listen to Michael Morpurgo talk about where the ideas for his books come from, War Horse and his time at school (we went to the same one) - if you ever have the chance to listen to him go speak or give a lecture do, he is an incredible speaker and it was tremendous fun. I met him at a drinks reception later that evening for a choral concert, and he is frankly hilarious. Aside from that, I have just been enjoying the few sunny days, working on the not so lovely ones (and doing the sales, I really don't think they are very good this year, I was not even tempted by anything). To be honest, I feel like I am in some sort of a limbo at the moment; I booked my flight to Los Angeles for September 7th and it is still only July! 
1. The Lantern Inn at Martin. How adorable does this 17th century country pub look from the outside? | 2. Does this look like Essie's 'Status Symbol' to you? I think it might be. The bargin hunters among you  will be happy to learn you can get bundles of 3 Essie bottles in TK Max for £11.50, but the colours are all labeled up wrong! | 3. For dinner the other day I made Smitten Kitchen's Tzatziki Potato Salad - it was fantastic, I really recommend the recipe! | 4. It is beautiful views like this out across the fields to the ocean that make me glad I live in the countryside. You don't get to see views like this in London. | 5. Enjoying the sunshine on the beach down at Sandwich bay. | 6. The old telephone box in one of the local villages has been turned into a bring and buy bookshop by the villagers - how adorable is that?

For those of you who don't know, I review books over at wonderful girly book blog Judging Covers, and this week my review of Sonia Purnell's book 'Just Boris' is up, in case you wanted to know more about London's hilarious mayor, and I have reviewed an amazing novel Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs too!

What have you been enjoying this week? 


  1. Rachel Bernard6 July 2012 at 00:33

    omggg i just found your blog and i absolutely love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. That's really cool that Michael Morpurgo went to your school and that you got to meet him! Do you have a goodreads account? I've recently become addicted! Great post, lots of interesting links I am now perusing. Harriet x

  3. I think I do, but I don't really use it as I did not really 'get' it - I might give it another go, though!

  4. Lovely nail colour! Love the phone box idea too. x

  5. I'm still excited about your impending move to L.A. - I expect you've got so much to organise!
    The view of the field is gorgeous.

  6. Sirens and Bells6 July 2012 at 14:51

    I shall definitely be trying out that brownie in a mug, and I shall also be using this method to clean my hairbrush! I love Gala Darling's articles, this is another one I shall be bookmarking! x
    Sirens and Bells

  7. Yeah you should, it's good for discovering new books! From your posts it seems like you'd enjoy it. My username is Harriet Layhe I think. x


  9. I always love these posts, I always find some amazing blogs so thank you :)

    Maria xxx