Monday, 16 July 2018

My Week in Review to the 15th July

I am linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly at The Caffeinated Reviewer.
And in bookish news, I am linking up again with Book Photo Sundays over at Ronyell's Rabbit Ears Book Blog.

I think it might just about have been as hot in Spain when this photo was taken as it is now in the UK - perhaps not quite as I am happily reading out in the sun there whereas I've been keenly seeking shade this weekend. I first blogged this photo in the post Sizzling In The Sagunt Sunshine in November 2014.

Dave and I celebrated our 15th Anniversary of togetherness on Friday and, in a nice piece of serendipity, spent the evening with the two people who introduced us all those years ago - thank you Gilly and Dave! Then Saturday evening saw us at the 140th birthday party for our friends Andy and Barbara. (they've 70 years each). So congrats there too! The party was huge and we got to catch up with people we haven't seen in months which was great. Plus the food was unending and delicious (who made the banoffee pie?) and I can now recommend the band The Skarlettos with their fun Two-Tone/Ska vibe!

My Week in Review got pushed a day later than usual because yesterday was the 15th of the month and so time to refresh my Giveaway Linkup. This is a melange of free book links and giveaway competitions, all of which should be current (or at least were up until a couple of days ago when I tidied up the links!) Anything with a date is a giveaway, without a date is a perma-freebie. Feel welcome to add your own as well as entering/downloading any that take your fancy. There's lots of books for everybody and, if you're on the UK mainland, there's a cake giveaway too! (Please note, America is NOT on the UK mainland)

Disappointing news that our Torquay flat which we put up for sale last week has only had one viewing so far. Maybe due to the weather, the football World Cup, the imminent end of the school term, or a hundred and one other reasons! For whatever reason, if you're browsing RightMove this week could you just give our RightMove listing a quick share round your social media?!

Posts on my blogs this week were:
My Week in Review to the 8th July
ReadingWomen - July 2018
Artisan Rainbow - Tote Bags
Books From The Backlog - H2O: A Biography of Water
50/50 Friday - Favourite Book That's the Most/Least Quotable
A Bakerdays cake for our 15th Anniversary! + #Cake #Giveaway

Daughter Of The Sea by Maggie Freeman
Love Beneath The Mighty Dome by Ronald J Wichers + #Giveaway
Riding Shotgun and Other American Cruelties by Andy Rausch
Bottled Goods by Sophie Van Llewyn
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Read, Write, Love At Seaside by Addison Cole + #FreeBook
Death In Dulwich by Alice Castle + #Giveaway

Around the blogosphere:
Sarah at All The Book Blog Names Are Taken nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you Sarah! You can read Sarah's Seven Facts About Herself here and I'm hoping to get mine posted later this week.

Have a great week :-)

Artisan Rainbow - Tote Bags 


  1. 15 years is no small accomplishment so congrats to you both. Ken and I will be celebrating our 26th year together in September.

  2. Happy anniversary! I wish I was on that beach right now. It’s really hot here, but the nearest beach is 1000 miles away. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. 1000 miles? Come to the UK - we're never more than 70 miles from the coast ;-)

  3. Congrats on 15 years together! I like that you went to a 140th birthday party. I liked how you explained it :) I hope your flat sells soon. Have a great week!

  4. Happy anniversary, Stephanie! It sounds like you had a wonderful day celebrating and getting together with friends :)

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. It's always lovely to see everybody back in Sussex, but pretty exhausting to get around them all too!