Friday, February 9, 2024

A long weekend

Hello chic friends!
Last weekend was a long weekend due to a public holiday and my husband took a few extra days off work too, so we went wine tasting one of those days. It was such an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. We are at Trinity Hill wines here, just ten minutes down the road from our house. Their tasting glasses are Riedel (a very fine, very expensive brand) so it shows their attention to detail. Everything about our experience was exquisite!

And I've finished my first jigsaw puzzle too!


Since we were 'on vacation' it felt nice to be noodling away on my puzzle :)

I felt very proud that I got to the end. I definitely had new hobby regret in the beginning, haha. It felt so H A R D and I wondered how people ever completed them. But here we are. Finished!


I can see how they could become addicitive though :) And... still maybe a waste of time? When that thought came to me I kept countering it with, 'I am exercising my brain'. And it's fun! Surely no worse a way to spend time than watching television, which I do as well and never think 'What a waste of time'.

So, just wanted to share this and toot my own horn!

Plus, earlier this week I did an interview with Daniela Acitelli and it was so much fun. She is a blast. I can't wait for you to see it on YouTube within the next few weeks. I'll let you know when it's up!

And finally, I just finished this book by Nita Prose and it was so good. Her writing is crisp and clean and I adore the character of Molly the head maid, as well as the supporting characters. As with all things I find myself loving, the story and the characters had 'heart'.

I read the first book ‘The Maid’ in this series as well and it was fabulous. (I see ‘The Maid’ is being made into a movie too. I'm sure it will be excellent!)

There is nothing like sitting down with a real book to feel relaxed, don't you think?

For my next read I have decided to choose a book from my shelf - Penny Vincenzi's 'An Absolute Scandal' which I've been wanting to read for a while. The 756 page length put me off I admit, but I'm ready for the challenge!

I love how Penny writes such detailed and descriptive books, this one about wealthy and titled London folks coming unstuck financially. As well as plenty of secrets and lies. Such fun! I like to keep my own life simple so I can enjoy reading about others with complicated lives. Cautionary tales if you will :D

Plus, it's Friday here, yay! Even though I work from home and pretty much have the same 'schedule' no matter the day of the week, Fridays have their own special, fun, exciting vibe.

Happy weekend to you, and please let me know what you're enjoying reading at the moment!

xx Fiona
PS. If you need a little inspirational reading, pick up bestseller '100 Ways to be That Girl' on Kindle or in paperback, or read it for free if you are subscribed to Kindle Unlimited.


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  1. I like your Alice band in your hair. I sometimes wear one, too.

  2. I love that you persisted in your puzzle hobby! I'm recovering from Covid, and I think a puzzle sounds like just the thing to occupy hours and to exercise my mind by cutting through the brain fog. So thank you for the inspiration!


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