Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Time to RELAX!

Is it only me or does it feel like Christmas was a long time ago now?  I hope you had a good one.  Mine was fabulous although very busy.

I cooked for 8 on Christmas day - 7 adults and one child.  We 'just' about fitted everyone into my tiny lounge around two tables pushed together (one borrowed) as I don't have a dining room in my two up-two down, typically English terraced house.  I have never cooked for so many people in one sitting before, but the food was great even if I say so myself!

I received some wonderful gifts from my family and friends, as did my 4 year old son, who was just totally in his element for two whole days :-)  I've just got to find room to store all his new toys now and I really need to get him sorted out with his own bookshelf very soon as he received more books this year than me!

As book gifts I received:

BETRAYALS by Lili St. Crow

30 MINUTE MEALS by Jamie Oliver

Betrayals is the only Lili St. Crow book I have and I know it's the second in a series, so on Christmas Day evening I sneaked onto Amazon and ordered Strange Angels.  I am so looking forward to reading those.  Have you read them?  What did you think of this series? Leave me a link to your review if you've done one.

I spent a little time yesterday reading book blogs and as I received some money for Chistmas, I ended up back on Amazon ordering more books!  Hopefully I'll be able to show you those in next week's IMM. 

I've not had a lot of time for reading over the break, but I do have some reviews written from before I started this blog, so I'll be putting one or two of those up over the next few days, and on the 4th January I take part in the Wereworld Blog Tour, so do pop back to see that.

I'm off work now until January 4th, so now it's time to RELAX!


Jenny said...

Christmas is always a dangerous time for me to be around Amazon because I usually have money to spend and it's so easy to just click a button and have them shipped right to me:) I've heard the Lili St. Crow series is great, I can't wait to see what you think of it! If you enjoy it, maybe I'll give it a try:)

Gina @ My Precious said...

I had to work 12hr shifts Thurs, Fri, and Christmas day. We celebrated when I arrived home. I was up at 4am then to bed at MN. Boy was I beat! I had a spectacular Christmas. Now I'm back to work again 3 more 12's. Where did the time go?

Ivan Bookworm said...

Hi T.S. Bookworm, I had chosen you a winner for Life is Good award


Clover said...

I absolutely adore the Strange Angels series! I've reviewed all three of them, but I can't seem to copy/paste the link? Either way, they're all very good.