This and That Thursday


This week has been a little different to other weeks. We have been planning some house and garden improvements and I hope that in August we can get loads done. I’m still teaching and studying and obviously reading.

Cryptic Crosswords



This week I have been attempting cryptic crosswords with the help and guidance of my husband who has done loads. It is very fun but really makes you think in a different way. I will need a lot of practice before I can get any good.

Cross Stitch

I have spent more time on the cross stitch this week. It is still a very slow process but it is getting there slowly. I doubt I will get it finished this year sadly.

Belly Dancing


This week I also started attending Belly Dancing classes again. The instructor is teaching through Zoom but it is really good fun. I haven’t done Belly Dancing for about 3 years so it was good to get back into it. Might ache a bit tomorrow though.


We have finished watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy and also watched Ghostbusters.

So that is my week! I hope everyone is also having a good week.

lady book dragon signature 250w

This and That Thursday


It is time for my second This and That Thursday! I haven’t started another jigsaw this week although I do have one planned to start. This week I have done a lot more reading.

So here is what I have been up to…

Cross stitch

I had a massive Cross stitch for Christmas off my husband and I have been tackling it bit by bit. It is the largest Cross stitch I have ever attempted and I really want to complete it but it will take a very long time. Should keep me busy through lockdown.


Criminal Minds and Elliptical Machine

I discovered Criminal Minds on Amazon Prime, I love this show but over recent years haven’t really watched it. So I have started watching it right from the very beginning and when I watch an episode I exercise on my Elliptical machine as well so at least I’m not just sat down constantly.



This week I have really enjoyed blogging and reading people’s blogs. It has really been fun seeing what people have been up and what they have been reading, I now have a very long wish list of books I want to buy.



We have a group of bird feeders outside our window and I have been enjoying drinking tea and watching the birds. I got very excited when I saw our first Greenfinch in the garden.



I have also done some teaching this week over Skype and Zoom which felt very strange to begin with but it was lovely to see my students again and see the progress they are making.

So that is my little update for the week. Drop me a comment with what you have been up to this week.

lady book dragon signature 250w