My Week – 17 October edition

It has been a much quieter week than I had intended.

Last Sunday I went to the first of three planned screenings at the London Film Festival, and saw the new Edgar Wright film Last Night in Soho (which I loved btw) but due to Life Happenings, I didn’t make it to the other two. A shame, but can’t be helped, and they are films that I will catch up own later.

Photo by Sajad Nori on Unsplash

It’s also been a week of family anniversaries:

  • Monday 11th was my American sister-in-law’s birthday (my baby brother lives in West Virginia)
  • Tuesday 12th would have been my late Dad’s 87th birthday
  • Thursday 14th was my brother’s birthday
  • Saturday 16th marked 30 years since my Mum died, which is astonishing to me; it seems so long ago and also just yesterday all at once…..

I didn’t buy any new books this week, other than expected pre-orders of course, I haven’t entirely lost my mind 😀 and I made progress on all of the books I’m currently reading and finished one – The Chestnut Man which I’ll talk about soon. You can see what I’m reading on my sidebar.

It’s just been quiet and autumnal and there is nothing wrong with that. Sometimes I just need to slow down and that’s OK.

Hope you are all well and staying safe!

2 thoughts on “My Week – 17 October edition

  1. I’ve been trying to slow down a little bit too — just to give myself a little grace to not be frantically busy in all spheres at all times. It’s going okay! Ish! I feel like I made myself so accustomed to being busy that it feels weird and wrong to not be constantly going top speed.

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    1. I sometimes feel that I have retired person’s guilt (not sure that’s a thing!) where if I’m not packing my days with stuff then I’m somehow letting myself down, rather than rewarding myself for a long career which was very stressful at times. Our brains do not always help us!

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