Sunday, 19 August 2018

My Week in Review to the 19th August

I am linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly at The Caffeinated Reviewer.

I'm also linking up again with What Are You Reading at The Book Date:
The last couple of days I have been struggling to connect with The High Mountains Of Portugal by Yann Martel. I loved Life Of Pi so had high hopes for High Mountains. It might get better. I've been somewhat distracted since Thursday with New Happenings so my reading focus was pretty much non-existent!

And those New Happenings can be seen in that photo top right! Our new-to-us almost-vintage Hymer motorhome! Woo hoo!

It's shown pitched up at the lovely Ashe Farm Campsite where we stayed after picking it up on Thursday. We bought it from Somerset Motorhome Centre who kindly paid for a night's pitch fees so we could try it out while remaining close by the dealership - the campsite is just a few miles down the road. We thought this a great idea and did nearly need to ring up a couple of times with questions although we managed to figure out potential problems ourselves.

This motorhome is a mix of technology we're used to from caravanning and new ideas such as the onboard watertanks. It's nice to not be as overwhelmed as when we first set out with our caravan - all those years ago. And the motorhome being a German manufactured one means I will need to brush up my A level German pretty sharpish in order to make sense of the instructions. For example 'kreis' doesn't mean 'cross' as I had guessed. It means 'circle' as in electrical circuit. That's hopefully a word I won't forget in a hurry!

We did already discover a couple of things we were told on the handover aren't true - we don't need to whack the outside locker catches to make them close for example! Now we're eager to get on the road and away. Will someone Please buy our Torquay apartment?!

Giveaways closing soon:
22/08 INT: We Only Saw Happiness by Gregoire Delacourt PB book
25/08 INT: Boy On The Beach by R D Maddux books and Amazon gift cards

Posts on my blogs this week were:
My Week in Review to the 12th August
Bookish Bingo - August 2018
Stephanie Jane's #Giveaway and #FreeBook Linkup

The Wrath And The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh review + #Giveaway
The Love Fool by Lorenzo Petruzziello + #Giveaway
How To Love A Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs review
The Gathering by Bernadette Giacomazzo + #Giveaway
A Blessing In Disguise by C H Clepitt audiobook review
The Path To Change by Pope Francis review
The Benevolent Dictator by Tom Trott + Guest Post

Around the blogosphere:
Chuckles discusses crime fiction likes and dislikes at Chuckles Book Cave
Avalinah's Books welcomes more new bloggers to the book blog community
The Butterfly Reader doesn't think that shooting fireworks from one's hands is a good magical power!

Have a great week :-)


  1. I like the motor home, I hope you have a ll kinds of fun in it.

  2. I can only imagine wonderful adventures with your motorhome. Happy travels and reading :-)

  3. Cute motorhome. I hope you have lots of fun in it. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. Ooh that looks nice! Congrats on the new motorhome!! Sounds like you guys are ready to hit the road for some new adventures. :)

  5. I would love one of those! The freedom of the open road!

    1. Can't beat it!
      Though the book shelf is tiny!!

  6. How exciting! That is really a sharp looking motor home. I couldn't imagine trying to make sense of another language. I am always impressed by those that can do it. Have a great week!

    1. I love the idea and history of language. As a native English speaker I'm fascinated by how my language evolved basically by nicking words from everyone else's languages!

  7. I loved "The Life of Pi" too. Really a great book.


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