My last post for this year. And also the end of my half-hiatus! I’m back on track next year. Life will not get less busy, but it will move on and I am absolutely excited for it. There’s a thousand projects in my head, so many things to do, so many books to read.
But first of all – chopping down trees and renovating our new home 😀 That is the priority! And getting a massive water tank. We are not connected to town water anymore. It will be a complete lifestyle change, but that’s what we wanted.
I’m playing with the thought of starting a video blog for friends & family. Especially my family in Germany is keen to know what we are up to. Any recommendations for platforms? And does youtube have an option that makes videos private? I mean only visible to people who have been approved somehow? I am VERY new to this 😀 But I don’t want to share my videos with everyone^^
I wanted to update my journal & make some nice pics of my bookshelf for a tag, but one day I came home and everything was already in boxes. I am glad that I put all of my non-read books aside. Mr. DZ is onto it.
We actually don’t have that much stuff. Apart from our furniture, the boxes don’t even fill up a whole room. Maybe we only have to drive over once or twice and it’s done. Transporting our plants will be a bit more difficult and some we can’t move. Luckily, we put all of our important ones in pots and NOT in the ground 😀 And then we just start again. Mr. DZ now wants to make his own wine, so… grapes, and lots of grapes!
Let’s talk about books now!
I finished 2 in the last week, yay!
First of all, I read The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman and am glad I gave it another chance. Even though it wasn’t perfect and there were a couple of things that annoyed me, it was a magical, fantastical & fun read! I LOVE the daemons and the world and the icebears! And it made me emotional, that’s always a good sign!
After that I sneaked in a lovely little novel that I was given by one of our customers. She’s a lovely old lady who loves reading just as much as I do and that’s how we bonded 🙂 She gave me a beautiful copy of The Darling Buds of May by H.E. Bates.
I finished it in one sitting and it was a really enjoyable read! It deals with a big family living on a farm in England. They are living the life and enjoy themselves. There’s a lot of eating, making cocktails, buying fancy cars & just having fun! Also, the main character is avoiding the tax collector 😉 It’s so fluffy and light & funny, I did not expect to like it so much. Lovely story! And damn, it totally made me want to get a little cocktail bar 😀 I also want to watch the TV show now. It’s from the early 90s and has Catherine Zeta-Jones in it?
I tried reading The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman after that, but I wasn’t expecting it to not start with Lyra and I didn’t want to read about this Will guy right now. Another time. Also, I read that the second part is weaker, that doesn’t make me too keen to continue.
I picked up Wrath of Empire and that’s what I will stick with now. I’ve been meaning to continue for so long but it wasn’t light enough. And I needed light & easy literature the last weeks/months. Now I’m ready for bigger books again, bring it on 😀
I got lovely presents for Christmas. Lots of home-made things, which I am very grateful for 🙂 Those are 2 of them:
Someone knows me way too well 🙂
Hope you’re all having a lovely 2019!