Sunday, 17 May 2015

April's Book Review

June 2nd, 1953. The residents of Ruby Street in London's East End are celebrating the new Queen's coronation. It's a day of joy and laughter, a new beginning for a nation still in the grip of rationing, still suffering the aftermath of the Blitz. But for Rose Weaver, the day ends in tragedy when her husband Eddie is arrested on suspicion of theft. It's only the first of several shocks as Rose discovers some unpleasant facts about the man she married eight years before, the man she thought she knew so well. Struggling to provide for herself and her two daughters, Rose realises that she'll need the help of family, friends and the good neighbours of Ruby Street if she's to have any chance of pulling through. And when a handsome salesman knocks at her door, it's hard to resist temptation ..

Only 1 book again this month.
Moving away from WW2 I went for the 1950's instead! 
I did really enjoy this book even though it took a long time to read. Rose, the main character, is a great strong East End women just as you would expect for the time.

My eyes get so tired when I read & when I went for my eye test last week I found out why..... 
yep I have to wear glasses for reading!
I'm hoping I will find it easier to read now so fingers crossed I'll read more..... don't hold your breath! 

Hopefully they will arrive soon.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Victory in Europe - 70 Years

Today we celebrate 70 years since the end of WW2

If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know that if I could go back in time then it would be to this day

The joy is clear to see

On Monday I made a brooch

Today I proudly wore it with my Victory jumper

Although I should be happy & celebrating I feel sad today due to the election result.
I guess it's better to be passionate about something & lose then not care at all.

The funny thing is David getting back in won't effect me personally but it's the country I worry about...... what will happen to our NHS? More people visiting food banks?

I'm a hard working person so this should be my party but it's not!

Monday, 4 May 2015

April 2015

Funny how I only seem to find time to get on here once a month now!
Like many bloggers I prefer Instagram as it's some much quicker.

Another month of 2105 has come & gone........ April was a month for making. I finished my Victory jumper, knitted a land girl for my VE day window display, made a 1940's brooch & knitted a jumper for a poorly ferret.

I also enjoyed the Easter break, spending time with my friend & her new baby, sunny days & seeing Paul Young.

Apart from that is seems to have passed in a blur :( 

Let's see what May brings.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

March Book Review

I have to confess I didn't finish any books in March.

If you find my reading mojo please send it back to me!

Saturday, 11 April 2015

March 2015

One of my favourite months has come & gone in a flash!

It was a funny old month....... my phone was stolen from my shop so I had to find the money to buy a new one, no it wasn't insured! At least I now have a very lovely iPhone 6. I had a great week off which went far to fast, me & the cats enjoyed the eclipse in the chilly garden, spent a day with the family, started my Victory jumper, finding boot sale treasures, treating myself to the fabulous A stitch in Time knitting book, enjoying spring flowers & watching The Imitation Game.

I also managed 2 brilliant gigs...... Mike Peters & Stiff Little Fingers

We're nearly halfway through April, why does time go so quickly?
It's starting to stress me out :( 

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

February Book Review

I managed 2 books in February which is great for me.

As the worst storm of the century sweeps through the mountains of Snowdonia and across the Mersey, two women, Molly and Ellen, give birth to girls in a Liverpool Maternity Hospital.
Molly and Rhys Roberts farm sheep in Snowdonia and Ellen is married to a docker, Sam O’Mara, but despite their different backgrounds the two young women become firm friends, though Molly has a secret she can share with no one.
But despite promises Ellen’s husband continues to be violent, so she throws him out and years later, when Molly is taken to hospital after an accident, Ellen and her daughter Lana are free to help out.They approach this new life with enthusiasm, unaware that they are being watched, but on the very day of Molly’s release from hospital there is another terrible thunderstorm and the hidden watcher makes his move at last...

I started this before Christmas & completely lost my reading mojo...... again! It took forever to finish it!
I found it slow in places which surprised me as I normally enjoy Katie Flynn books, maybe it was because I kept stopping & starting. As with all WW2 romance books there was no shock ending, just a happy one!


We had returned to a different world. We had taken off in peace at nine-thirty and landed in war at noon.' 
Jackie Moggridge was just nineteen when World War Two broke out. Determined to do her bit, she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary. Ferrying aircraft from factory to frontline was dangerous work, but there was also fun, friendship and even love in the air. At last the world was opening up to women... or at least it seemed to be. 
From her first flight at fifteen to smuggling Spitfires into Burma, Jackie describes the trials and tribulations, successes and frustrations of her life in the sky.

I finished the last book while I was working at the shelter so didn't have a new book to hand. I then remembered I brought this on Kindle in July last year for a bargain price of 85p! I saw Jackie's daughters talking about the book on the local news (they live in Somerset) & brought it straight away.
I was so pleased I did, it was a inspiring story. I'm interested to hear about the women who flew the airplanes in WW2 but this takes it one step further. Jackie was part of the crew who delivered Spitfires to the Middle East, for a women at that time that was a big thing.
I would really recommend this book...... it's now £2.99 on Kindle but worth it!


Sunday, 1 March 2015

February 2015

A busy month of knitting, singing along at the Sound of Music, spending time at the doctors, finding goodies in the shop, visiting Bath Cats & Dogs home, enjoying my new jobs & the perks that go with it. Plus welcoming Hugo to the world.

Spring is just around the corner...... come on March let's see what you bring!