A Busy Few Weeks

Barcelona Post Card
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May is turning out to be a busy month for me. I went to Barcelona for the first bank holiday weekend and had a fantastic time. We all enjoyed the beautiful buildings, the amazing food and the break from normal life.


At the moment I’m rushed off my feet organising a second-hand toy/clothing sale and a summer fair for my boys’ school. Hopefully both will raise lots of money so we can buy laptops for the children.

Things are also busy on the family front. This weekend we’re celebrating my Granny’s 90th birthday and the weekend after that my in-law’s Ruby wedding anniversary. It is great to see so many big milestones in the family. 

All this helps to explain why I haven’t got any books to tell you about today and why I probably won’t have many more for the rest of the month. The problem is compounded by the fact I’m craving long books at the moment. I’m currently immersed in the wonderful A Tale for the Time Being and want to complete A Suitable Boy soon. I may want to read a shorter book after that, but for the next week or two I predict a review shortage around here.

Have a wonderful weekend!


22 replies on “A Busy Few Weeks”

I can’t blame you one jot for letting your reading slide & take a back seat based on how busy you’ve been! As you know, my reading has plummeted to abysmal levels—these days, I’m happy if I read 2 books per month! It looks like the trade off has been more than worth it, however! When we head towards Spain, I’ll be emailing you for travel tips! 🙂

Steph, Two books a month is great with all the things you are doing. I don’t think I read two books in the entire year I went travelling! Feel free to email me when you are nearing Barcelona. I’m not an expert, but I’m sure I’ll be able to give you a few tips 🙂

Diane, It is great when life gets in the way of blogging, but it would be nice if I could build up a bank of posts in advance so I have a little buffer zone. Glad you like the photos.

It’s wonderful to see you visiting Barcelona. We went there last year and I was pleasantly surprised how beautiful the city is.

Le Seu is beautiful. I think we should all forget about the pressure of posting review and read BIG and LONG books instead!

Oh Barcelona! Lucky you. I lived there for 3 years and loved every minute of it.
Such an easy and contained city. Nice to see pictures. I love it that you share your private life with us.

Ifi, I can see why it would be a great place to live – it seems like such a clean, friendly place. I’ll try to include a few more family photos in the future.

“Immersed” sounds like you’re liking A Tale For the Time Being better than I did. I’ll be interested to see what you think of it, when you’re done.

Would love to visit Barcelona but going to wait until the children are hungrier for culture and then I can do the Shadow of the Wind walk! We finish up for summer earlier here in N Ireland so we’re off to Portugal a ten end of June. Can’t wait for some much needed sunshine. 🙂

Teresa, I recommend going without children. They did enjoy it, but it is a very cultural city and there were a lot of places we’d have liked to see that we couldn’t go with the children. Enjoy your holiday in Portugal!

threegoodrats, I think it will be under construction for another decade or two yet! I’m not sure it will be the same without the scaffolding!

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