Readathon complete! : We did it! I didn’t quite finish Astonish Me (I have 130 pages to go) but I did finish The Witches so that brings my total reads up to 4.5 books, which isn’t too bad I think! Q finished The BFG and got partway into The Explorer – we’re both now ready to drop. Thanks for the fun, Readathonners! Special thanks to the Team Sherlock cheerleaders for their motivational comments – it really helped! 🙂 End of Event Meme: Which hour was…Continue Reading “Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon”

Dear Cineworld Unlimited Card, Thank you for making it so easy for us to indulge our love of film. It’s a fun challenge trying to make the most of our subscriptions, and the escape into a different world for an hour or two is always a welcome distraction. Love Sarah See the full list here.

Done! 🙂 This was a fun one to tick off, actually. I didn’t necessarily donate a lot to each one, but that wasn’t really the point of the exercise, more that I wanted to be mindful of opportunities to donate to charity and try and spread the love a bit further! I don’t know how to write this without sounding a bit preachy so let me preface with an excellent quote from the wonderful Amy Poehler: Which essentially means: I’m happy that worked for you, but…Continue Reading “31 for 31: Donate to 31 Charities”

Pay it Forward is a blog series where I pay forward the love to one of my favourite blogs. So far, we’ve featured Maggie, Daniel, Dianne, Amber and Allie! This week, it’s the turn of Amy from She Cooks, She Eats. Who: Amy! Where: Why: Amy’s enthusiasm for the use of use induction cookware is infectious. I mean, if you like food, you will like her blog – it’s just a given. There’s a real lack of pretension with SCSE and I enjoy that. I don’t need to buy…Continue Reading “Pay it Forward: She Cooks, She Eats”

Dear knitting, Thank you for being something that I can pick up again after 5 years of inactivity and still know roughly what I’m doing. It’s nice to know that not all skills lapse completely if you take a break. Love Sarah See the full list here.

Pay it Forward is a blog series where I pay forward the love to one of my favourite blogs. So far, we’ve featured Maggie, Daniel, Dianne and Amber! This week, it’s the turn of Allie from Be Up & Doing. Who: Allie! Where: Why: Allie’s blog is beautiful. It’s actually one of the few sites that I click through when I read my Feedly list, because her site is just so damned good looking. It doesn’t hurt that she’s a designer, of course. She’s also an experimenter, a thinker…Continue Reading “Pay it Forward: Be Up & Doing”

Check! (Little chess pun for you there. Ba-dom-cha.) Technically neither of us noticed Q’s king sitting all exposed and in danger, so I did kind of swoop in and win without putting him in check first. We looked up the rules (he insisted 😉 ) and it turns out saying check is a courtesy but not a requirement, so I’m going to class this one as complete! Ha. It’d be nice to win a game that wasn’t a total fluke, of course. I’ll keep trying….Continue Reading “Life List: Win a Game of Chess”