What an odd month March was. I spent some of it a bit under the weather and a lot of it feeling remarkably unlike myself. I couldn’t quite put a finger on things. I felt restless and it just seemed impossible to settle.
We are still in some form of lockdown here. Basically that means the majority of the population follows the rules and then there are some who throw parties in the park, completely disregarding everyone and everything. I’m sure that’s the same the world over. Funny how those who complain about this thing taking too long are possibly the ones who are causing it to take this long.
I am still not complaining. This lack of socialising is really agreeing with me and I dread the day when restrictions will be lifted because I’m pretty sure I’ve completely forgotten how to have a normal adult conversation. I do not miss it. I do not miss restaurants or shopping (hello, internet!) or any of it. I *am* however getting disheartened thinking about the fact we probably won’t be able to make our annual Italy trip this year. That’s my home away from home and it would be the first time in fourteen years that I wouldn’t be able to go there and dream about never having to leave it behind again. Gee, maybe that’s why March was such an odd month. 🤔😂
Anywho, then this happened.
Meet Millie, almost 19 weeks old and rescued from a shelter in Portugal.
She’s been here for a week now and I’m utterly exhausted. I forgot how much work puppies are and Millie is quite a lot bigger than the kind of dog I’m used to. So I wasn’t at all prepared for things like paws on the dining room table or having her sit (quite gracefully I might add) on the coffee table. She has a few parasitic issues in the tummy that we’re trying to take care of with the guidance of our fabulous vet so hopefully soon she’ll be as healthy as can be. It’s not stopping her from getting up to mischief, fortunately. Or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it.
In the meantime, we’ve discovered she loves a good cuddle, she’s incredibly curious but also extremely frightened of pretty much everything and everyone. We’ll work on that. She says rather hopefully.
I honestly never thought I’d be ready for this. To be honest, I don’t think I was/am. It’s very different and in some ways it’s making me miss Yoshi even more than I was before but Millie is here and she will be surrounded with love and have the best home and life I can give her.
Anyway, I know nobody is going to care about the books but here they are regardless. 😂
| BOOKS I READ IN MARCH |
Considering my restlessness, this isn’t so bad. A grand total of 12 and not a doorstopper nor DNF in sight. Some outstanding reads in that lot, some hugely disappointing, some somewhere in between. The Garden of Angels was an audiobook, by the way. You know me. I can’t resist a book narrated by Richard Armitage and luckily it was really good!
| BOOKS I BOUGHT IN MARCH |
What can I say? It’s a hobby. 💁🏼♀️
Do I at least score points for having read 5 of them already in the meantime?
| RECEIVED FOR REVIEW |
Huge thanks to Hodder, Orbit and Orenda Books! 🥰
| ON THE BLOG IN MARCH |
Review | Watch Her Fall by Erin Kelly
Guest Post | The Two Fathers by Keith Dixon
Well ….. Erm … Let’s just quickly move on, shall we.
| COMING UP IN APRIL |
Who the heck knows. I certainly don’t. I do have plans to review at least 3 books but obviously I have to read them first. And then I have to actually write the reviews because for some reason they don’t seem to be doing that themselves. Who knew? 🤷🏼♀️
Hope you all have a fabulous April and I wish you lots of happy reading. Until next time! xx