It's been a very quiet Sunday for me. Pretty much a quiet weekend (with a couple of exceptions)! Which is fine by me when a) I'm dealing with a blasted cold and b) the weather is uncharacteristically icky (grey skies and rain all weekend!). Today it's just been me, my computer, my sofa, the TV and a box of kleenex. And a bit of organising around the house just to feel productive. I was supposed to go hiking today, but it got switched to another weekend because of the weather (hiking in rainstorms here can be dangerous, not to mention it rains so rarely that most people in Alicante are a bit "allergic" to rain!). Big sigh of relief!
Do you have a "go-to" movie for when you're feeling under the weather? I've got a couple, but my favourite is definitely The Princess Bride! I don't know how many times I've seen it, but each time I enjoy it all over again. Big smiles, laughs and plenty of quoting! I've been thinking about it for over a week now, and finally popped it in the machine today! I could share oh so many clips from this... but I'll leave you with my all-time favourite cinematic duel atop the Cliffs of Insanity:
|hmm... just missing some French! :p|
Do you ever read more than one book at once? I usually don't, although from time to time I've been know to be in the midst of two at the same time. I've noticed that tendency has increased since I got the Kindle last Christmas. Now I might be reading one digital and one paper book simultaneously. But last week I realised I was in the middle of FOUR books!!! One I started reading a couple of weeks ago, but have been having trouble really "getting into" despite my general enjoyment of the series as a whole (I know from past experience that soon I'll reach a key moment and then won't be able to put it down). A history book on England's early Queens on the Kindle. Another I've been re-reading for a book club (A Dance With Dragons) and since we met last Tuesday I had to put the others down and start some fast reading to reach the stopping point for the meeting! Didn't finish it, but that didn't stop me from picking up another book I'd just bought as a birthday present for my grandmother, and since she'll be taking it with her to Valencia I wanted to read it beforehand so I had to zoom through it in 3 days!!! Hmmm... maybe my brain wasn't fuzzy last week from the cold but from the reading binge and the lack of sleep Thursday night? :p
I've also been diving into some new blogs... well some not so new but I've been meaning to share them with you for a while now and never got around to it! Some of them are new bloggers (or don't get may visitors) and would love it if someone stopped by... If you're interested, check these out:
- Mr Spili et Mme Crevette en Tour du Monde: A young Belgian couple are making their way around the world over the next 6 months. They're currently in Thailand and Cambodia. Posts in English, French or both and some gorgeous photos.
- The Jet Lagged Vagabonde: fun tales and gorgeous photos from some really interesting places in the US and around the world! I definitely have to take note of some of the eateries mentioned in the US stops for whenever I make it back over there! ;o)
- Chaos of Life and Love: a young woman is trying to make sense of her past (and present and future) relationships, hoping to learn more about herself as she does, and hoping her tales will be of interest/use to others.
- After 60 - the next 10: I've been following this retired London school teacher's tales since the beginning of summer, fascinated with her adventures volunteering in the London Olympics! Now she's travelling "down under", discovering the beauties of Australia. Lucky her!
- New Zealand or Bust: with my love of all things Kiwi, how could I resist a title like that? A Brit about to tackle the Land of the Long White Cloud, Aotearoa, New Zealand. I wish I could go back! In the meantime I'll just have to re-live my own Kiwi adventures through her!
Now it's no coincidence that 3 out of 4 of those blogs are travel-related. You know me and my wander lust! In fact, after ignoring it most of the summer because of work, Olympics and posts on this blog, I've finally gotten back into sharing my sailing adventures in Greece on my own travel blog Cris Crossing the Globe! ;o)
Oh... and as if I didn't have enough on my plate... I've started a third blog! Yeah, I know... I'm still running behind here with a couple of dive tales to tell and I have yet to restart Fishy Fridays and haven't written about a single film in months... But there was a subject I decided I wanted to keep separate, in its own space, in case others were interested in just those writings. What subject? My eternal fascination with everything related to King Arthur, Merlin and Robin Hood! I'll only be writing whenever I read or watching something related to these characters, but I've wanted to do it for some time. In fact I had "created" the blog almost a year ago, but didn't start writing until I reached a point in my recent watching of the series Stargate SG-1 where Merlin pops up as a character! If you're interest check out Adventures in Camelot (and Sherwood!). Even if it's just a glimpse to tell me what you think! ;o)
Enough ramblings for today. I wanted to share a couple of pix from my Grandmother's birthday, but they'll have to wait for another time because my mom hasn't sent them to me yet! :p
Hope you're all feeling better than I am at the moment! 'tis the Season of the common (and icky and nasty) cold! Nothing to do but wait it out. And keep the kleenex handy. ;o)