Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You!

Monday Magic 29 JanGood morning on the last Monday of January!  Our week has passed in a flurry of parents’ evening, book club, Burn’s night celebrations and not forgetting our son’s better half being offered a great new job.  Funnily enough we haven’t had any news on the politics student other than a text about football scores – oh, the life of a first year student!

Parents’ evening was like a speed dating event…five minutes per teacher and when the bell rings get up and run!  Not sure the computer goblin automatically churning out slots on the online booking system had allowed for mass movement between the hall and the library, and he hadn’t allowed for a wheelie like me – although hubby just used the wheelchair to barge through other parents!  For Burn’s night we were greeted by a piper resplendent in kilt , sporan and full regalia.  How is it that one set of bagpipes can sound as loud as the  (what is the collective term for bagpipes – haggis? sporan? noise?) whole Edinburgh Tattoo?  It certainly had the desired effect of moving guests swiftly from the lobby to the dining area, but I think the ladies serving whisky must have been deaf and in need of a few drams by the time the meal was served.  Slightly disappointing this year was the lack of kilts….couldn’t persuade hubby into one!

Our book club read the new Emma Donoghue book The Wonder this month – review to come – and as usual we had lively debate from the actual book, to last month’s book again (The City and The City by China  ……..) which is being made into a TV series starring David Morrisey, to the current BBC TV series McMafia and Hard Sun.  Amongst the blog posts that I have for you this week is an online book club aimed specifically at those who would find it hard to get out of the house to attend one.  This could be spoonie friends, elderly, young/new mums….anyone who enjoys a good book.  Talking of which, I am taking part in a blog tour this week so will just drop a flier in for it – more info later this week.Review Tour

I am sitting here Nil By Mouth and have a hot date with a gastroscope this afternoon, so it does pain me somewhat to invite you to pick up your coffee…..but I will do just that and encourage you to kick off your shoes, sit down and enjoy some great posts from some lovely bloggers.  Maybe I will give the pilates a go whilst you down your caffeine….

courtesy of Surviving Life’s Hurdles blog


Please comment, like, and share the posts you love.

Have a lovely week,

Claire x

9 thoughts on “Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You!

  1. rachaelstray

    Hope all goes well with your “hot date”. I’ve already read some of these posts highlighted but not all of them so that’s my little mission this evening!

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  2. Natalie | Surviving life's hurdles

    Thank you so much for including my new online book club in your list, it’s very much appreciated! I’m glad you enjoy being part of a book club and it’s great that you share your love of reading! xx

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  3. Great picks as always, will have to check out those I haven’t already. You never fail to make me chuckle either as I can remember parent’s evenings when my mother would come to mine being a bit like speed dating. I think your hubby had the right idea using the wheelchair “to barge through other parents” to be honest! I hope all went okay with the gastroscope – and that you enjoyed some nice food afterwards – sending hugs your way 🙂
    Caz x

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  4. Thanks for including me in your great round up! I had to laugh at your description of the parents evening, I recently went to my first secondary school one for my daughter and it was barely organised chaos, every person for themselves war. I had to miss a couple of teachers because they just seemed totally booked up even though I was there in the correct time slot. I’m also sure the maths teacher had no idea who my daughter was, his answers were so vague and generic, hahaha!

    Anyway, take care! Xx

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