Sunday, 23 February 2014


Well I have survived my first week of training, commuting and fitting it all together in my life. On Friday I was actually working in my local library, putting some of what I have learned into practice.  It was nice seeing some familiar faces and knowing where everything was located.

This weekend I have:
  • enjoyed the chance to relax with a cup of my current  favourite tea and a new magazine
  • hoped that we would get rain - there are so many cracks appearing in my lawn
  • been especially pleased that my Paint Brush Lily is starting to flower
  • baked Passionfruit and Coconut Slice - enjoyed by all except Mr J.
  • started cutting 2.5" x 6.5" strips for the shirt quilt I am making Mr J, after realising the year is already going far to quickly.  So many more strips to cut though, he also wants some blocks constructed from the pockets too.
Other suggestions for using up excess passionfruit will be gratefully received.
Also can anyone recommend any good thriller/adventure/mystery books for me - nothing that will scare when I'm home alone though.


  1. I've just finished "Never Tell" by Alafair it over the weekend & found it unputdownable!!! The other book is "Room" by Emma Donaghue....both horrific & compelling reading in the strangest way! Glad your 1st week went ok. LInda

  2. It's good to hear you've had a great week - and still managed to get many things done at home. We've had a massive hailstorm this afternoon so my garden is wet - but also torn to shreds!!
    I presume you've read the Millennium trilogy (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo etc)? I'm reading mostly non-fiction at present so not much use. :-) Have a great week.

  3. What a great weekend!! I'd be excited if a paint brush lily blossomed in my garden, and that passionfruit slice looks delicious!! Your shirt quilt is going to look wonderful!!

  4. Now that is a wonderful weekend! Blooms and eats! And that shirt quilt is going to be awesome! I would love to do something like that for my son so I am eager to see how yours goes!! SO glad you are transitioning well! A lovely week to you! Nicole

  5. Happy to hear you had a good first week. I liked the "Art Forger" and I loved "The Historian." I also recommend books by Carol Goodman, "The Lake of Dead Languages" was a good one. Cheers!

  6. Hi Julie, your slice looks delicious. A couple of good thriller and mystery books I've enjoyed reading include Camilla Lackberg's series starting with the Ice Princess, and Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus. Lee Child's Jack Reacher series is also really good if you haven't already read these.

  7. What a wonderful way to spend a weekend!


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