Friday, August 31, 2012

Month in Numbers: August

Blogger has just told me that it is over a month since I last blogged!
That long? 
Where did the month go?

There were the 12 days that I got lost in the Olympics.  BBCs coverage was brilliant and I loved watching sports that I would never normally watch and getting totally hooked on them. So truly awe inspring the olympians and the paraolympians are.

Then there were the 3 books I read, which amounted to approximately 1,565 pages. It has been a long time since I read voraciously and I have to say, I have really missed it. I read 

                          (the last in her epic Deverry series, I will really miss these),

                                               (easy to read and a great way into looking at Roman history)
                            (I will miss Ayla of my favourite characters in fiction ever). 
All very good reads.

I have decided to go the more 'educational' route next and am reading 

 (this is volume 3...I have yet to get the first 2). I am currently 142 pages into it and while it is really interesting, I will have to reread it to make notes on the things that I want to follow up on.  At least I know my head is ready to start looking at courses to pick the right one ...but I digress..!

Of course, August is the month I think of those we have lost. It would have been my Nan and Grandads birthdays on 11th and 22nd respectively and little bro would have been 32 on the 15th.

He would not have been happy with Norwichs opening result on the first day of the Premiership....5-0 loss to Fulham. Mind you, my boys did not do much better..a 3-0 loss to West Brom. It's going to be a long season, that's for sure. 

And now, I have less than 24 hours to wait for 2 of my favourite annual things of the year...Learn Something New Everyday restarts tomorrow and as usual, best laid plans of having an album ready have fallen by the wayside. I may...may being the big word here....try and do a post a day this year but I have said that before. But, I really have no excuse since I have the Blogger app on my phone so we will see if I can actually follow through this time!

The second thing?.....

....need I say more? :-D

mmmm, no real excuses there for missing out on July and not keeping to my 'tentative, obviously not working' blog schedule. Must try harder I think the summer report reads 

This is brought to you in association with Julies Month in Numbers get together ....join in..its great fun. I promise :-D