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


  1. Great post - yes, I lost a fair few hours to the Olympics too (and I have the Paralympics on now as I type this!) And I've also really enjoyed reading again over the last few months, having not read much for a while, partly due to my sore eyes. And I'm excited about LSNED and Doctor Who too!! Football? I'm having to adjust to non-league again :( Though we had a pretty good start to our season so far!

    On a more sober note, belatedly sending sympathy and supportive thoughts for the birthdays you've been remembering this month x

  2. I didn't even mention the Olympics in my MiN but they were the big event of the Summer in our household too! Looking forward to LSNED too!!! :)

  3. It was well worth coming out of blog hibernation to mark such important dates and special memories. x

    Books are, once again, emerging as a theme across us all this time round. And I know what oyu mean about feeling lost without the fictional population you've spent a lot of time with!

    Thanks for joining in, I've pinned your post:

    Have a great September [I'm hoping to play along with LSNED again too].

    Julie :-)

  4. I'm looking forward to LSNED and Dr Who as well. Schama's series is really good. I listened to 1 and 2 on audiobook last year at the gym.

  5. I loved those Schama books - definitely worth looking out for the other ones.

    I'm looking forward to LSNED too - thought I wasn't going to do it this time round and always I caved in at the last minute

  6. Yes, I am still going through his first book, he is brilliant.

    I am doing LSNED and I need to start tonight otherwise I shall feel behind!

    I love your month in numbers, condolences on your loss and I hope time is healing things.

  7. Books look interesting. Enjoy the LSNED!

  8. I have been reading lots these last few months and enjoying every bit of it!! Looking forward to my September reads :)

  9. Gosh those books make me feel bad that Ihave not picked up a book in a month or two. Great numbers this month

  10. Hello Jayne. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. *Ü* I had to smile at your football score - 5-0 to Fulham! I am a Fulham supporter - was born there. The last football match I attended was in May 2005 when Fulham beat Norwich 6-0! LOL. TFS. ~Glen~