Hi there you guys! Just a quick message from us today. We are on holidays and couldn’t be happier about it. After a long and strenuous term, you would think my Mommy wants to do nothing but sleep and read all day. Apparently, she is done with that already. She only finished one book from Thursday, but she did sleep quite a lot. I did not. The sun is out and spring appears to finally be here! So I played outside and chased a few blooming flowers, pestering grasshoppers and squealing birds.
My mommy does have a list of things she wants to do this holiday:
- Also play in the garden and chase flowers, grasshoppers and birds
- Paint the ceilings (Daddy will have to fix the mess. I bet you)
- Revamp the main bathroom (contractors will do that)
- Diamond Painting and listen to stacks of audiobooks
- Start with Christmas planning (don’t look at me like that. She’s a teacher, she needs to do it now)
- Migrate from Blogger to a different climate
If you know my Mommy at all, you would have seen this coming. Remember somewhere in July when Blogger had that huge update and all her pretty graphics just disappeared? She told you she was done then. And she was. We’ve been in contact with Ashley @ Nosegraze.com
who will probably be our gracious host and we are just getting all our ducks in a row and sorting out a few things before we will lift off. Of course it was the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin
that sealed the deal for us. We can’t wait to start playing around.
We might thus not be around much the next week or so. We’ll try to do this as quickly and painless as possible. For all parties involved. Especially me.
Adding to the Litter
My Mommy took a daring step this week and signed us up to become part of 2 ARC teams. Of course they couldn’t resist me and gladly accepted us. You can now start looking out for our fun and quirky reviews at Discovering Diamonds
and The History Quill Book Club
. We’ve received our first ARC from The History Quill Book Club
and I think this one is right up my Mommy’s alley.
Le Prix d’Amour, a vibrant Paris cabaret, is caught in the crossfire of the occupation. Everyone is being watched, and some of Le Prix’s colourful performers are hiding dangerous secrets. Monsieur Maurice manages Le Prix d’Amour, a successful Parisian cabaret, which boasts glitzy performers and sassy showgirls. But with the German occupation in June 1940, Maurice treads a fine line between his German patrons, the French police and the Gestapo as he hides the dark secrets of his performers. Two of his lively showgirls, Lily and Poppy, soon join Maurice in the hunt for an informer who threatens to betray them. With the Allied landings, the tension builds and Maurice is pushed to his limits as his performers finally take the fight to the invader in their own flamboyant way.
Secrets and Showgirls portrays an occupied Paris in which exotic cabarets existed uneasily under the heel of the invader. It follows the antics of Maurice, Lily and a glittering array of characters, but never loses sight of the battle to survive that characterised the life of the everyday Parisian.
Scratching the Blog Pole
Not much happened. We made the decision on Tuesday, right before school closed, to do the migration. So we are trying not to load too much content at the moment. Migration is like moving house with a professional moving company. They pack and unpack everything for you. How marvelous! However, you still need to sort all your little dust gatherers on the mantelpiece exactly like you want it. Every post is a box that need to be unpacked and we have to stack the dust gatherers ourselves. Oh how I wish it was real boxes…
We did review one book though and what a delight the fourth instalment in The Knitty Kitty Mystery Series was. You can read our review by clicking on the book cover.
On the Couch
We don’t really have that much time to be couch potatoes at the moment. We are still busy with most of the same as last week:
We will hopefully be able to give you more of an update later this week. Most of these are around 30 – 50% done and although it’s as different as the four elements or wind directions, we are enjoying all of them.
What’s new in your life this week? Any last minute tips and advice before the big migration?
Wishing you all a lovely week to come, we are definitely excited for ours.
Lots of Love,