5 March 2013

Book Club - meeting one

When I got home on Thursday I began preparing for our first ever book club, we had decided that each host would prepare some nibbles and provide the beverages...do you know that I like to go above and beyond? Anyhoo, nibbles to me entailed and antipasti platter; Italian meats, sundried tomatoes, chargrilled artichokes, mixed olives. Then of course I did a platter of Italian cheeses with walnuts and fresh figs, along with a selection of breads with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Okay so not really nibbles but I was feeling hungry!!!

We talked over the food and wine about books, life, our children and then came the choosing of our first book.

It was my choice so I decided to provide the members with a choice of two;
Image source
They both have a great synopsis but overall we all thought The Alchemist would be a good one to start with, I have both on my Kindle so I intend to read both anyway. I'm rally looking forward to The Alchemist as it's a renowned bestseller and my sister has read it and thoroughly recommended it!

Next book club is in six weeks time, I can't wait to discuss the book! I'll keep you posted.  If anyone would like to read the book along with us please feel free, I'll be asking for comments when I publish the next book club post...enjoy reading!

Where you been hon?

So I haven't posted for a while and I have reasons for that people.

I finished my job of 18 years on Thursday midday, came home, picked up the my eldest boy from school, came home and prepared for the first ever book club (I will post on that soon), sorted the dinner out for children and husband, then had book club.

On Friday I did coffee with the some of my friends (Mums from the school) at the coffee shop, had breakfast there..yum!! Had a pretty chilled day and then went out for an indian meal on Friday evening with some of my 'old' colleagues..ha, sounds funny saying that, had a ball!

On Saturday, I thought I was on my way out, gonna meet my maker, kick the bucket....are you getting me?? I had the worse bout of sickness/stomach upset and can only put it down to food poisoning! All day I was bent over doubled with pain in my stomach and cold sweats....arrrgghhh.

So that's why I haven't taken the opportunity to use my free time and post about my new goodies etc.

But I'm okay now, I did manage to order a few things on Friday. I got me one of these...
Image source
and one of these...

Image source

For my future projects and little Etsy business I have planned so watch this space...I do hope you don't get bored with me rattling on about the silhouette cameo as I'm sure I will!!

Pin It button on image hover
Pin It button on image hover