The Latest in my Life ☀️
I’ve had a great week enjoying the sunshine and spending time with family and friends. On Monday, we visited Hubbards Hills in Louth, one of my favourite woodlands. It was beautiful weather for a paddle in the stream and a walk in the shade of the trees. My daughter spotted a little boy wearing a Dexcom (continuous glucose monitor) just like hers and went to say hello. We were pretty tired after all that walking so we had dinner at our local Brewer’s Fayre pub on the way home.
On Tuesday, the next-door neighbours’ granddaughters came over to play and Leona had a brilliant time showing them all her creations in her bedroom and hunting for bugs in the garden. I had a Zoom meeting that evening with some other parents of children with T1D, which was really helpful.
I had choir on Wednesday as usual (more about that later), and the diabetic nurse popped over to see us on Thursday morning to discuss the possibility of getting an insulin pump. We think it would make a big difference to our lives as Leona wouldn’t have to have so many injections. We now just have to make up our mind which type to go for.
Alice in Wonderland Scavenger Hunt
I had an amazing day in Lincoln yesterday for an Alice in Wonderland-themed scavenger hunt. I went on the train with a group of friends from work and we all dressed up as different characters. Our team was called “The Queen’s Tarts”.
We had to visit different points of interest on a virtual map of the city and complete puzzles, riddles and challenges at each location. We saw lots of other teams in fabulous costumes on our journey around the city. It was a sunny day and there was a great atmosphere.
Eventually, we managed to save Alice from the clutches of the Queen of Hearts. It took us 1 hour and 18 minutes and we finished at number 22 out of the top 100 teams, which we were quite pleased with. It was so much fun and I’d definitely like to do something similar again.
When I got home I enjoyed prancing about and posing in the garden, living my dream of escaping into Wonderland. The whole experience reminded me of how much fun it is to dress up. I think I’d like to try some more fantasy cosplay.
Today, I’ve just been catching up with some chores around the house and having a BBQ in the garden. My daughter has put up tents on the lawn and has been “camping” out there during the day.
I’ve done quite a lot of planning this week but not much actual writing, except for this little haiku for Words for Wednesday, hosted by Elephant’s Child. I managed to use all 6 prompt words (meet, glimpses, apples, taste, memory and garden).
We meet in a lush garden.
Apples taste sin-sweet.
Check out the wonderful variety of flash fiction and poems in response to the prompt here.
I actually managed more than one post this week! Go me!
I’m still reading Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater. I seem to only manage a chapter or two before I fall asleep these days. It’s not that the book isn’t engaging- I’m just exhausted! I’m also still reading Encanto: A Tale of Three Sisters to my daughter, which is frequently interrupted by other mini books or film nights so our progress is pretty slow.
Watching and Listening 📺
- We’re still watching Ms. Marvel at the moment, which is fun but hasn’t really gripped me as much as other Marvel series so far.
- I’ve also been continuing my dystopian phase by watching The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Insurgent, both of which I think are decent sequels.
I had to sing a small solo part in Toto’s “Africa” this week at choir. It was very nerve-wracking as I had to use a microphone and I found myself going a little wobbly because I was so nervous. Hopefully, with a bit more practise I will feel more confident.
Quote of the Week 💬
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!~Kimberly
How was your week? Do you enjoy cosplay? Have you attended any fun summer events lately? Let me know in the comments!
That Scavenger Hunt sounds amazing! How fun!! And I love that third picture it looks so peaceful there!
I really liked the movie Insurgent.
It was great to do something different. Hubbards Hills is my happy place. I’m seriously considering having my ashes scattered there.
That Alice in Wonderland event sounds good. Glad you’re finding time to read, write, and blog.
“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.”
My IWSG blog post discussed my love of originality. I’m looking forward to the bout of books readathon and WEP’s flash fiction later this month.
Life threw me a curveball with a neighborhood crisis this week, but we got through it.
Winnie the Pooh is the world’s Ambassador of Friendship. In the US, National Friendship Day is the first Sunday of August. #FriendshipDay2022
J Lenni Dorner (he/him 👨🏽 or 🧑🏽 they/them) ~ Reference& Speculative Fiction Author, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, and Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge
Love that quote. We need books, art and creative hobbies to keep us going for sure.
Sounds like you had fun 🙂
I really did! It’s been a while since I’ve been out on a day trip with friends.
Too fun! Great idea. Enjoy life and read lots of books!
Thanks. I’m certainly trying! If only I didn’t have to go to work I might be able to get through my TBR.
Ooh, the nurse makes home visits? I love the sound of that! If only it was done here where I live… *sigh*
Who helped you record your Alice Adventures on TikTok? It’s so cute!
I think finding a secluded spot out in the garden sounds dreamy. Thank you for sharing your photos.
It’s not always the norm here. We are very lucky to have a wonderful paediatric diabetes team that visit us at home, at my daughter’s school and also have clinics every 3 month. I would be totally lost without them.
My husband helped with the pictures and videos, all while rolling his eyes, lol.