Thursday, 31 March 2016

March round up

This has been a crazy busy month which has focused very much on scrapping!
Has also focused far too much on eating, woops. lol

Pounds lost - +4, two weekends away, 2 birthdays, mothers day and Easter. Hopefully do better next month lol.

Games completed - 0 but Silent hill 3/4 done.

Layouts done - 27 :) Two retreats helped mainly with that.

Projects finished - 7 PL style layouts, 4 mini books.

Cross stitch done - Still none (Epic fail again)

Books read:

Sleep tight - Rachel Abbot
How far would you go to hold on to the people you love? When Olivia Brookes calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, she believes she will never see them again. She has reason to fear the worst; this isn’t the first tragedy that Olivia has experienced. Now, two years later, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called in to investigate this family again, but this time it’s Olivia who has disappeared. All the evidence suggests that she was here, in the family home, that morning. But her car is in the garage, and her purse is in her handbag – on the kitchen table. The police want to issue an appeal, but for some reason every single picture of this family has been removed from albums, from phones, from computers. And then they find the blood… Has the past caught up with Olivia?
I took up a free trial of Kindle unlimited at the start of the month and annoyingly have read less this month!
This was the first book I downloaded and despite it being number 3 in a series I could read it easily as a stand alone book. It was a little more predictable than I'd have liked but it was still a good read, had a few twists and turns and ended well.

Dirty Little Dog - Kate Skylark
Sophie Jenkins is living a happy life in the idyllic Dorset countryside when she meets Martin Brett, the man who will go on to abuse her and haunt her dreams for years to come. A momentary act of neglect leads to a horrible series of events that leaves her changed forever.
Badly let down by the adults entrusted to care for her, Sophie’s life begins to spiral downwards.
However, Sophie’s message is ultimately one of hope and empowerment. She is in the process of rebuilding her life when fate leads her to encounter her childhood attacker once again. The story ends with a truly shocking climax.

I was SO dissapointed with this book. I love real life stories but this read more as a diary entry than an actual book. The 'shocking climax' was more an anticlimax and so unsatisfying.

Stranger child - Rachel Abbot
When Emma Joseph met her husband David, he was a man shattered by grief. His first wife had been killed outright when her car veered off the road. Just as tragically, their six-year-old daughter mysteriously vanished from the scene of the accident.
Now, six years later, Emma believes the painful years are behind them. She and David have built a new life together and have a beautiful baby son, Ollie.
Then a stranger walks into their lives, and their world tilts on its axis.
Emma’s life no longer feels secure. Does she know what really happened all those years ago? And why does she feel so frightened for herself and for her baby?
When a desperate Emma reaches out to her old friend DCI Tom Douglas for help, she puts all their lives in jeopardy. Before long, a web of deceit is revealed that shocks both Emma and Tom to the core.

This was the last in the series and though I still haven't read the first two I didn't need to. I do feel theres no need now though as it wrapped up a lot of issues I think were raised in the first two books lol. There is another one after this though which I do need to read. I think this one did quite well so they decided to do an extra spin off.

So not too good on reading, stitching or weight loss.....but I managed lots of layouts! :D

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