Wednesday, 3 May 2017


... back into the swing of regular blogging.

I had a great time taking part in the A to Z Challenge this year and unlike previous years when I tried to stick to my regular posts alongside the A to Z ones, this time I just focused on the A to Z ones. Now it feels a little weird going back to posting about stuff like book reviews and my knitting, but also kind of nice as well, like when you get back to a routine after some time off.

Catching up...
on the comments on my A to Z blog posts.

I'll probably be doing this until the end of May because I'm trying to visit each blog as I go. It means that when you've got five comments on your blog that ends up taking about an hour to get through them because I like to read the comment, reply to it, visit their blog, read a post, and then leave a comment on it.

I've also had a pretty busy April and it's shaping up to be a pretty busy May (in the space of eight days I'll have been off the island three times!) it's kind of crazy.

... All. Of. The. Things!

I feel like I've been missing my reading mojo a little for part of the year. Reading anything seemed to be kind of slow going, but in the last few weeks I've been reading anything and everything and powering through it all.

I don't know what kickstarted it, rearranging my bookcases or getting my new Kindle or whether it was something else, but I'm really enjoying being able to get lost in my books again. Just as well because I acquired another seven paperbacks over the weekend!

... The Two Ronnies and The Dukes of Hazzard.

We finished watching 24 this week and I've requested light-hearted, funny TV viewing while we do the frozen embryo transfer. I vaguely remember reading somewhere that women who were entertained by a comedian (or was it a clown?) for fifteen minutes after transfer had a higher rate of success than the woman who didn't, so I want fewer explosions and dead bodies on my screen while we have this go.

The Dukes of Hazzard is our pre-bed viewing. It's funny, you know what's going to happen and you can tune in and out of it without missing too much. And then I picked The Two Ronnies this evening for much the same reason. Sure, we've seen them before, but that's part of what makes them feel comforting and safe.

Are you recovering after the A to Z Challenge? Are you getting back into something you've not done for a while?


  1. Oh my, The Dukes of Hazzard... That was one of my childhood shows. Friday nights (I think). I was young, so I can be forgiven loving it. (I had terrible taste. Lived on Happy Days and Love Boat. It was the '70s. What can I say?)

  2. Yes I know what you mean - returning to a routine is comforting but I'm quite pleased the A-Z Challenge seems to have re-kindled my desire to get back into blogging and keeping in touch - I know hours can get lost in the blogosphere but I'm trying to have a brief session catch up early on in the morning and then get on with the rest of my day. After I finish here in ten minutes I'll be out cutting the grass!! Keep those little bubbles rested - no more explosions for you just soothing giggles and warm laughs from mow on :)
    Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

  3. Recovering from the A to Z Challenge has been difficult. Regular blogging feels weird, now. How do I review books? What day is it? Where the heck did I put my schedule? I’ve been focusing on A to Z posts for so long that it’s hard to change direction.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. Yeah, I am still recapping from A-Z as well. I'm supposed to work on my Reflection Post but it looks like I got stuck here, reading on your adventures! Time well spent!


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