This week it has certainly felt like spring is in the air and this coming weekend sees the start of our Daylight Savings hours. It's also the end of another school term for Hannah, then she has a two week break before the last term of the school year starts. I have a few days off from work each week planned, a couple of the days I'll be at the local church hall with Hannah as she has her yearly dancing exams for ballet, tap and jazz. I'm also hoping to spend some time at my sewing machine, working on some little projects.
So onto this week's good things:
One of my favourite NZ authors, Nicky Pellegrino, released a new book a few months ago and I finally reached it in my to read pile. This is the story of Vivi, a transplant recipient and the journey she takes to find the others her donor helped. A lovely story.
I also finished this stand alone book by Lucinda Riley. She has several books that I've yet to read so my aim is to try and read a few of these before the next Seven sisters book comes out.
The Olive Tree is told from mostly the perspective of thirteen year old Alex, both in the summer of 2006 and then fast forwards ten years. Set in Cyprus, this would be an ideal holiday read.
On the weekend Glenn and I were invited to have lunch with recent clients of our kitchen joinery business. Glenn provided all the joinery for their new build at Shoal Bay, Central Hawkes Bay, and this is the gorgeous view we had for the afternoon. Shoal Bay is not far from the beach we visit every summer. Also, I was very pleased to meet Charity Norman at this lunch, an author whose books I've read several of this year.
See you soon xx