Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Book 37: Numbers by Rachel Ward


A quick young adult read, based around the idea that the main character can see the dates when people will die, and all the various events that happen when she gets involved in something bigger than she'd planned to. It's a high speed chase, almost, but not in a bad way. There are two more; we have them in the house, so I'll probably read them to see what happens.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Book 36: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith (re-read, but...)


This is a book I read many years ago, as a young teen. However, I remembered almost nothing of it, so it really counts as a new read. And well worth reading again, or for the first time, or whatever. Such a good book, the characters really well drawn and sympathetic. I love how this book is both gentle and gritty at the same time. Truly deserving of its reputation as a modern classic.

Dinner, 24/4/17: Pizza, Doughballs, Cucumber Salad


Geoff's away at our nephew's wedding in The Netherlands, time for a quick & easy supper of pizza & bits...

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dinner, 19/4/17: Black Olive & Artichoke Pasta


I thought this was pretty boring - we have a lot of pasta meals, many of which are more interesting than this. There was nothing wrong with it, it just wasn't exciting.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dinner, 18/4/17: Meatballs, Oven Potatoes, Veg & Hummous


This is one of those meals for when you are short on time - Sarah threw this one together for us - Tuesday night is usually one of those nights when it's too complicated for me to cook. In this instance, we used ready-made meatballs...

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dinner, 15/4/17: Pork Mince and New Potato Curry


A standby in our house - sometimes with other mince, depends on what we have hanging around.

Book 35; The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness


Jeez Louise - the tension in this one!  This was a great story, or rather, beginning of a story as the ending is rather a cliff hanger and I'm going to have to quickly find the next in the trilogy to read. I am continually impressed by the quality of young adult fiction being written these days, and this is no exception. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Dinner, 14/4/17: Greek(ish) chicken salad



...And I should stay out of charity shops as well... (Books in)


But I like poking around with my girls. In this case, Sarah. Two of these books are actually on my list of stuff to look for (the Michael Ondaatje and the Austen Project one), and one was one which kept coming up on Lists of Books To Read Before you Die (the Bulgakov), so they don't really count. Ok, they do, but...  at least I'm supporting charities, right?  The one at bottom right actually came from Waterstones, but the other five were all second hand...