The Sunday Post: Family Time, Flash Fiction & Parenting Podcasts

Posted February 16, 2020 in Life Updates / 2 Comments

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.

It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books..share them!


The Latest in my Life

I’ve just recovered from a cold and a bout of migraines. I get those weird migraines with “aura” where I see flashing lights and my speech and coordination are often affected. But I’ve been feeling much better this week.

Last week, I took my mini-me to a Harry Potter event at the library, which was fun. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures. But there were some cute kids activities like tabletop Quidditch and lots of craft tables where you could make your own wand, Triwizard tournament cup or dragon egg. The hunt for magical beasts was particularly fun.

My husband and went for a nice meal at a Thai restaurant for Valentines Day. We don’t really do gifts because we already celebrate our wedding anniversary but we do like to spend a bit of quality time together.

I took my daughter to the local soft play yesterday and had a much needed catch-up with friends. I get a week off work now and I’m so looking forward to resting up and doing some more reading, writing and blogging. Today, we’re having a lovely family dinner and I’m visiting my sister at her new house tomorrow.

I hope you’re all having a great weekend!

On the Blog

My most recent post was IWSG Feb 2020: Visual Inspiration.

Coming soon

  • Wed 19th Feb-WEP: Cafe Terrace flash fiction
  • Book review of Peel by Angela Brown
  • Stacking the Shelves
  • Sun 23rd Feb-The Sunday Post

What I’m Writing

I finished writing a flash fiction piece for February’s WEP challenge yesterday. It’s unlike anything else I’ve written, so I’m looking forward to getting some constructive feedback. The post goes live on Wednesday 19th.

This week I’m hoping to get lots of work done on my novel while my little one is at preschool.

Book Talk

At work, I recently read the short story “The Landlady” from A Roald Dahl Selection, which was delightfully creepy. My year 8s also read an extract from Danny, Champion of the World and we’re about a third of the way through Matilda.

I recently finished reading The Vine Witch by Luane G Smith. I enjoyed the magical setting and the plot was interesting, but I felt the solution to the mystery was a little obvious. There was a small cast of characters, so I easily guessed the culprit behind all the bad deeds. Still, I really liked the wine-making theme which ran through the story and the references to French words and culture.

I’m now in the middle of Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater and it’s just as brilliant as I hoped it would be!

TV, Tunes & Podcasts

I’ve been watching more Call the Midwife and Silent Witness. I’m still enjoying Picard although it’s a little slow for me at times.

I listened to several of the Authentic Parenting podcasts by Anna Seewald over the last couple of weeks while I was walking to and from work. I find the discussions about psychology particularly fascinating. I’d recommend listening to:

  • Transform Your Boundries with Sarri Gilman
  • It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are & How to End the Cycle
  • Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done
  • Ditch Busy: Finding a Happier Balance with Kelly Pietrangeli
  • Not Like My Mother: Breaking Free From the Past, From Self Sacrifice to Self Love and Empowerment

You can find them all at the link above.

Over to you!

How was your week? What have you been reading or watching?

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2 responses to “The Sunday Post: Family Time, Flash Fiction & Parenting Podcasts

  1. Thai sounds nice for Valentine’s Day! And glad to hear the migraines are gone- those sound awful.

    The Vine Witch has such a beautiful cover! Sorry to hear the mystery was a bit obvious but glad it was mostly good other than that. 🙂

    • Yeah, they’re not too fun but luckily I don’t get them very often.

      The Vine Witch was definitely an interesting read and perhaps the sequel will be better. I love the cover too.

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