Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Sunday Post #20


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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

So I’m back… I’m back from my work trip to Milan, Italy and my vacation to Switzerland. I haven’t been blogging much because of that.. It was too busy and my mind definitely was something else. A lot has happened and I can’t wait to share my news with you guys. So here it goes. :D

My Hotel in Milan
At the end of May I went to Milan, Italy for a work trip. I was super excited but also very nervous for this trip. As a nurse we don’t often have work trips, so that was exciting. But the course I was having was also for doctors and surgeons and I was a little afraid it would be too complicated for me. But let me tell you.. I had an amazing time. The days were very long, but I learned a lot and it was sooo much fun. In the evenings we also had some free time to visit the city itself, so that was definitely great. I didn’t sleep a lot, and reading also wasn’t in the cards for me there (only on the plane), but it was definitely worth it. And in the end I got an awesome certificate that will look amazing on my resume. Great memories for sure!

When I got home, I had only one day left to do my laundry, do some groceries and pack for our holiday to Switzerland. It definitely was a little stressful, but in the end everything went great and we left at the time we wanted. Our trip to Switzerland went really smoothly. We arrived around 3.30 p.m. at our apartment and it was truly a beautiful place. The weather was great the first day and we definitely made some great pictures that dat.
Unfortunately the weather after the first day was bad. Mostly it rained a lot, there were a lot of clouds so we couldn’t see the mountains most days.. But we still enjoyed ourselves. And on Monday May 30th, something amazing happened.

On Monday we went to visit the town of Lucerne. This is a beautiful city in the middle of Swiss, surrounded by a lake and beautiful mountains.. I have some very precious childhood memories there. And most of all I remembered the beautiful Kappelbrücke, a covered wooden footbridge surrounded by swans. I told my boyfriend about that bridge, and how romantic I always thought that bridge was. So on Monday we walked across that bridge.. And my boyfriend proposed!! And I said YES!!!! We’re getting married!! :D:D It was super romantic and I’m sooooo excited.
Although the weather kept being bad, the rest of our stay in Switzerland was a lot of fun. We went out for dinner several times.. and I kept looking at my ring a lot of times. LOL!! Our week couldn’t go wrong.

On Sunday we arrived back home. And from Monday morning on, our wedding planning began. Super exciting. I had no idea we had so much to arrange. But we’ll take it one step at a time. Reading wise I'm a little behind, but this weekend I plan to catch up again.

So that’s it for three weeks away from the Sunday Post. How are you guys doing? What did I miss in the blogging/reading world?

Last Three Weeks On The Blog:


This Week On The Blog:

  • Help Needed: Wednesday's Favorites
  • Wednesday's Favorites: The Gilded Cuff by Lauren Smith 
  • Promo Post: 'Black Water Tales: The Unwanted' by Jean Nicole Rivers
  • Blog Tour 'All Together Now' by Gill Hornby

New Arrivals:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16055654-falling-for-sarah?from_search=true&search_version=service
Received for a Blog Tour in exchange for my honest review

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23152223-saving-sophie?from_search=true&search_version=service
Received for a Blog Tour in exchange for my honest review

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30161982-the-eden-tree?from_search=true&search_version=service
Received by Authoright

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24 comments:

  1. Welcome home, Maureen! I am so glad your business trip went well and that you had an amazing time. I am also glad your vacation went so well. Look at that ring! Congratulations, Maureen. What wonderful news! Such a romantic proposal in such a beautiful place. :-) You will no doubt treasure that memory forever.

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    1. Thank you. It definitely was very romantic. :D
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  2. Congratulations!!!!! I'm so happy for you that you're engaged, and what a wonderful proposal! And I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation :-) That's great that you had some free time to explore too. It sounds like you had a FANTASTIC week!

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    1. Thanks Kristen. I definitely had a an amazing time. It went by way to fast.. :D
      Have a great week!

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  3. Congratulations!! How exciting! And Lucerne sounds like a beautiful place.

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    1. Thank you Greg. Lucerne is definitely very beautiful. You should definitely put it on your To-See list if you ever go to Switzerland. ;)

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  4. Congratulations on your engagement. That is great. Wedding planning is so much work. I'm glad we kept it super small at the time.

    And sounds like you had a great time in Italy and Switzerland.

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    1. Thanks Annemieke. It's definitely a lof of work but I'm a huge planner.. So I think it will work out great. ;)
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  5. Congrats again Maureen, I'm really excited for you. And I'm a fan of proposals on bridges ever since I read Anne of Green Gables, so huge thumbs up to your boyfriend for such a romantic gesture. Have fun planning the wedding, it is a lot of work but it's enjoyable and happy work :) I loved your pictures of Switzerland too.

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    1. Thanks Trish. I was definitely really romantic.. Especially since I've loved that bridge forever.. :D
      Have a great week ;)

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  6. Welcome back, but I'm jealous! I'm glad the trip to Milan went well and you had some time for sightseeing and very glad you had a great time in Switzerland!

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  7. Oh my goodness, Maureen!! I didn't realize he proposed to you on the Lucern bridge! That is so, so romantic :)
    I'm glad you had a good time in Switzerland, even if the weather wasn't the best. It's still the same, cloudy, and quite a bit of rain...
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thanks Lexxie. It definitely was very romantic. I still can't stop smiling when I think about it.
      Thanks for stopping by and happy reading ;)

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  8. Congratulations! What a romantic proposal...and lovely ring. Enjoy the wedding planning.

    I have never read Cate Beauman, but her books look tempting. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks Laurel. It was really romantic, and so sweet.
      I'm definitely curious about Cate Beauman's books.. I can't wait to start reading them.
      Happy reading ;)

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  9. Awe how romantic..congratulations! The work trip sounds good too and yes..no reading when you can see Italy! No wonder your mind isn't on blogging..LOL

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    1. Thank you Kimberly. I definitely have a lot of stuff I need to do besides blogging. Whahah.. But I'll find a good routine! :D
      Thanks for stopping by ;)

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  10. That work trip to Milan sounds great! That's neat you learned so much and got to visit another city as well. And indeed such a certificate always looks good on your resume.

    Sounds like you still had a great vacation even with the bad weather. I've visited Lucerne once as well, it's a beautiful city. And congrats on your engagement! And that's so romantic and sweet he remember you talking about that bridge and proposing there. And good luck with all the wedding planning!

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    1. Thanks Lola. Milan definitely was a great trip. It was my first trip to Italy, and now I'm determined to visit it again. :D
      Lucerne really is so pretty. I love that city. Especially now!!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! ;)

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  11. Gosh that trip sounds brilliant and amazing and everything I need!!!
    Congrats on your engagement! I love love love that ring!! He definitely did a good job :D

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    1. Thanks :D:D. I'm soo happy with it. And it was all so romantic and perfect.
      I hope you can go on a trip like that too, soon ;)
      Happy Reading!

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  12. Congratulations! What a wonderful proposal story - so happy for you!

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    1. Thank you Tudor. It was definitely amazing and very romantic. :D

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