Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Sunday Post #48: Vacation



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ Its 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.

Life:

This week I finally had my long awaited week long vacation. I had been desperately waiting for this week and I had everything planned, and more importantly ‘not’ planned. But unfortunately Sunday afternoon I started having pain in my throat, and on Monday morning I woke up with a massive cold. And no, not one that you can easily put aside and start your day as planned.. Nope.. I couldn’t hear on the left side, I had a massive headache, I couldn’t get enough tissues and I felt really weak. Blegh.. Since Monday was the one day I hadn’t planned anything, I decided to spent most of the day in bed. Which was kind of fun because I re-watched ‘You’ve Got Mail’, ‘101 Dalmatians’,  and several Gilmore Girls episodes. It’s been a long time since I got to watch so much tv and just hang.

On Tuesday I decided I definitely wasn’t staying in bed all week, and I wanted to continue doing what I planned. So I took my tissues, some paracetamol and several other cold medicine and waited on the arrival of one of my colleagues who came to help prep some stuff for our upcoming wedding.
That evening I went to the new home of one of my girlfriends, and together with another girlfriend we had a nice dinner. But in the end I wasn’t feeling all that well, and went home early. But at least I did go.

Wednesday it was my fiancés birthday. Just like every year he had to work, and I planned a nice dinner. I made a shrimp cocktail as a starter, and then I made spinach with potatoes and a nice steak, and as dessert I made a Jamie Oliver Double Chocolate Brownie. It worked out great, and my Boyfriend really enjoyed his dinner. We had a great evening that went by way to fast.

Thursday I had another free day, and since my cold was still very bad and somehow I felt worse than Wednesday I had a reading day. I didn’t do much else than read the entire day. It was perfect and really what I needed.

Friday I went to Amsterdam with my mom and grandma. We did some shopping and my mom bought her outfit for our upcoming wedding. She looked really beautiful and was so excited. We had a nice lunch at a Sushi restaurant my grandma really wanted to go too. And it was really nice and tasty. The day went by way to fast, but it was a good one.

On Saturday my fiancé and I went to his cousin in Maastricht. My fiancé helped with some chores in his cousins new home, while I went out on my own and into the city. Maastricht is a beautiful, cozy city and has the most amazing bookstore. It’s located in a church, and although I’d been there before it still amazed me how beautiful it was. In the afternoon I brought sandwiches back to my fiancé and his cousin and we had a nice lunch. It was another fun day.


This week just went by so fast. I’m still not completely over my cold, but I’m feeling much better than at the beginning of the week. Monday it’s back to work again.

Books & Blogging:

I planned on reading much more this week than I managed in the end. But with my cold, and all the other stuff that I planned I didn’t get as much reading time as I wanted. And blogging wise I also didn’t get everything done. But I planned some days in the upcoming weeks to blog, and hopefully I can get everything sorted out before my three week break in May.

I did get some great new books I can’t wait to start reading!

BTW.. For those who haven’t entered my Three Year Blogiversary Giveaway.. The Giveaway is ending soon so make sure you enter! ;)

Last Week on the Blog:


This Week on the Blog:

  • Review ‘New Moon’ by Stephenie Meyer
  • Review ‘Justice by Another Name’ by E.C. Hanes
  • My Favorite.. Book Character
  • Promo ‘Remember Me’ by Lynda Renham

New Arrivals:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28932946-a-tapping-at-my-door?ac=1&from_search=true
Received from Zaffre Publishing

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32671010-hope-to-die?ac=1&from_search=true
Received from Zaffre Publishing

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25198296-memory-man
Bought myself
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31740754-anatomy-of-a-soldier
Bought myself

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16 comments:

  1. Glad you had a good week in spite of being sick, looks ,like you made the most of it! That's a bummer though to be sick on vacation. Amsterdam sounds fun and wow what a bookstore. Love that pic.

    Happy reading this week! Hope To Die looks fun...

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    1. Thanks Greg. It definitely was a bummer, but I'm glad I was able to still do what I planned! :D
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  2. Why do we always seem to get sick just in time for our vacations? It doesn't seem fair. It sounds like you made the best of it despite your illness though. Happy birthday to your fiance! I hope you have a great week, Maureen!

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    1. Crazy right?! I think it's my body's way of telling me to have more me time.. Whahaha
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  3. Happy that your week was good but sorry that you did not feel well. the bookstore looks so nice! Enjoy your books! I love David Baldacci, I look forward to your review.

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    1. Thanks Cindy. I can't wait to read the David Baldacci book. I haven't read a book by him before, and I've heard so many great things.
      Have a great week and happy reading! ;)

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  4. I love the picture, Maureen. Beautiful. I've just followed you on instagram. I hope you enjoy the books you're currently reading and planning to read this week. Have a great week. :-)

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    1. That's awesome Geybie. Thanks for the follow ;)
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  5. Why do we often wait to get sick until vacation time?! That's crazy!

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    1. Yes, definitely crazy. But life is a little crazy ;)
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  6. How awful to be sick on your vacation and what a mean bug to wait until the first day to really show up! It's good that you were able to do some fun things and get some rest in! Your fiance's birthday sounds really special and I'm curious about the double chocolate brownie. I don't think I've ever made one of Jamie Oliver's recipes. That bookstore is just ridiculous! What fun! Have a great week!

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    1. The Double Chocolate Brownie was very tasty. And really not so difficult to make. You should try it out ;)
      What a bookstore right?! Sigh..
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  7. The Jackson books look good. I am so sorry you were sick. You're supposed to get sick after vacation Maureen. It does sounds like you managed to enjoy the week. Hope you are feeling better soon. Happy Birthday to your boyfriend.

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    1. Yes I know!! Sigh.. LOL!! I'm definitely feeling better.. but I'm working again so it's not fair. :)
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  8. Not the best way to spend your week off, but you still accomplished some tasks! I hope you are feeling MUCH better and this week goes smoothly and quickly. Enjoy those new books!

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    1. I definitely tried to make something from my week. The bugs didn't get me! Hehe :D
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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