Sunday, 11 March 2018

My Week in Review to the 11th March

I am linking up again today with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly at The Caffeinated Reviewer. Except I've written this post in advance, yesterday, and might not get a chance to do the actual linking today because We Are On The Move Again!

We were supposed to be travelling to L'Estartit tomorrow for a last day of (mostly) cleaning before putting our Bailey caravan in storage for the summer and heading back northwards. However strong winds forecast for Monday mean we're now moving Today. I don't like towing the caravan when it's windy! We'll be back at Les Medes for a couple days, then driving up to the French town of Chef Boutonne from where I shall impart Exciting News later this week!

In the meantime, I am doing well with both my March reading challenges, IndieAthon and Take Control of Your TBR Pile. You can see the books I've read for each by following those links. Plus March's WorldReads visited my first South American country with Five Books from Brazil.


We had a last good walk earlier in the week when I took the tower and sea photos. The sun was much hotter than for previous walks and I didn't think we had enough water - especially once we started slogging uphill for half an hour. Also my hip was a bit sore, but it turned out all right in the end and I am glad we made the effort. I think we will return to PeƱiscola in future winters. We like that there is lots of flat ground to explore by bicycle and that the Serra d'Irta is so close for walking. We could probably even walk from here to our previous Alcossebre campsite in a day if we wanted to - although we might need to get a bus back!

On a walking theme, Ordnance Survey got in touch to say that their Pathfinder Walking Guides sale will continue until the end of March. Discounts vary depending on the book, but there's lots of guides reduced from £12.99 to £8.96. (Here endeth the advert!)

Heron! 

Around the blogosphere this week,
1) I joined in Rosie Amber's discussion post What Kind of Reader Are You? Not a butterfly, it turns out!
2) Edith's Miscellany revisited my favourite Carlos Ruiz Zafon book, The Shadow of the Wind. I've got The Prince of Mist awaiting my attention at the moment.
3) I discovered this old Hello Glow post about how to make my own natural fridge cleaner. That's going to come in handy.

And a question for you: I just read the brilliant Collected Stories by Bruno Schulz (Literary Flits review to follow on the 15th) which, several times, used the word soughing. I know it means the sound of wind through trees, but how am I supposed to pronounce it? As in bough, cough, dough, through or rough?
Don't you just love English?!

While we ponder, here's what you might have missed on my other blogs this week. Click the images to visit the pages ... and don't forget to enter all the Giveaways!

 

Artisan Rainbow

Literary Flits

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6 comments:

  1. Love those pics, especially the first one. What a view!!

    Glad the challenges are going well.

    Hmm soughing. I would think it would sound like sowing but I'm probably totally wrong!! Ha ha have a great week!

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    1. I'm going to miss my Spanish views, but hopefully the upcoming French ones will be just as good!

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  2. Very pretty pictures! Looks like you're having a blast. Thanks for sharing, look forward to seeing more.

    On the pronunciation I was reading is as cough, but here is a handy dandy link: https://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/pronunciation/american/sough

    Hope you have a great week! ~Aleen

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  3. What beautiful scenery! I just wanted to say hi and thanks for being kind enough to offer some adive on my blog this week...much appreciated!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, hope your blogging mojo revives soon :-)

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