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This Week #8

I'm not weird, I'm limited edition!

Just trying to think what I've done this week... We had site visits for planning committee on Tuesday morning so I got to squelch through farm mud in the least suitable shoes ever to see the field where a proposed solar farm might go. At home I've been busy scanning old magazines - I've decided to sell the majority of my collection so I'm scanning then eBaying them.

On Friday my mum, Marianna and I went to Morrisons cafe for dinner which was really nice, then on Saturday it was council advice surgery. Marianna was sick all over my foot so I had to get up in the middle of a complaint about parking to go wash my shoe... This morning we both went to the Pontnewydd Remembrance Parade. Marianna was very good, so much so that I even pushed her pram in the procession back to the British Legion. She took it all in her stride.

Marianna wearing her poppy.

☆ READING: UFO Wales by David L. Richards (2013). It's interesting and a great introduction to cases like the Broad Haven Triangle, but could have really used a tighter copy edit. I've added it to my list of books I really need to post reviews on Goodreads for.

☆ WRITING: Milk is Cool for the Cravendale and Britmums #MilkDrinkersMilk challenge.

WATCHING: Unforgotten. I just want to know who did it! I also can't believe that Sanjeev Bhaskar is 52. Whatever it is he ought to be bottling and selling it. 

☆ LISTENING: Half The World Away by Aurora. I'm loving this year's John Lewis ad!

☆ WEARING: A Remembrance Poppy - I keep meaning to get a white peace poppy to go with it. Next year!

☆ EATING: Jacket potatoes. 

☆ FEELING: Cold.

I wrote a post for the Eurotunnel and Arden Grange #Petlovers competition, and reviewed The Dolls House Mall 1/12 scale miniatures. I also posted a round up of all my comping wins in October, and described what my dream (and Anthony's nightmare) kitchen would look like. In other news, I finally hit 150 on Bloglovin! Only 350 to go until I hit my target of 500... 


  1. That sounds like an eventful week! I love your stories about the muddy field and the parking complaint... I'm seeing a shoe theme there but not the sort of shoe theme I usually see on blogs!x

    1. Haha, perhaps it should be a trend - heels and baby sick? Maybe not! ;)

  2. What a great weekly round up. Love the photo X beautiful Marianna x

    1. Thank you! She loves posing for the camera already! :)

  3. Great round up. Gorgeous photo! Keep meaning to get a white peace poppy too! #sundaystars

    1. Thank you! :) I'll probably have to get a few... I'm always losing poppies!

  4. Sounds like a busy week, lovely picture :)

  5. Great round up. That picture is so cute. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

  6. Gosh, you are one busy lady. How do you do it? That photo of Marianna is so cute. And it is great to hear that you both took part in the remembrance parade. If you like competitions, I hope you have entered mine on my blog to win a mobile photography kit. Thanks for linking such a great round up to #SundaysStars. I am sorry that it has taken me so long to comment. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    1. Badly! Lol. I missed a school governors meeting this week because I forgot to write it in my diary... Without the diary literally nothing happens! Ooh, I'll have to go check out the competition! :) xx

  7. Great round up - and beautiful photo
    Thanks for linking up with #justanotherlinky


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