This week I went out to take advantage of Eat Out to Help Out. It was an evening when the heavens opened. We got to the curry house ok and it felt good to be sat there in the dry whilst the rain pelted down outside. Then we spotted a sign saying ‘cash only’. We couldn’t quite believe it as everywhere, even little places, are taking cards now with Covid. The problem is that we only had credit cards on us, not even a cashpoint card. So someone (not me thankfully) had to go get some cash. The whole experience has rather put me off a place that I’d previously liked. The food was good though.
Another thing I’ve been doing this week was doing an Ancestry DNA test. I’ve been wanting to do one for ages. I’d previously done one with Living DNA which was really detailed and well worth doing, but didn’t really deliver on many matches with potential relatives. There are a few gaps in our family tree (sometimes it’s because there’s an unknown father and sometimes because we just can’t find a record) that we’d like to fill and DNA is one way of doing that. We’d really like to find out who my great-grandfather’s father was, so maybe this would help.
My trainers are looking rather battered these days, but they are probably still ok to do PE with Joe in. I’ve been trying to do it more regularly (I know he’s stopped, but I’m doing the old videos) after seeing my sister. She was doing it a lot more regularly than me and looks very strong and fit on it. My body is also crying out for me to do more yoga, so I’m going to make an effort to do more of that too especially when H goes back to school.
I’ve been reading as much as ever. The Guest List is a recent competition win, but I guessed who did it miles out and it wasn’t that good (bit overhyped I think). Early Riser was a win from quite a while ago and it’s been sitting in the bookcase waiting to be read for some time. I really enjoyed it, but that wasn’t a surprise as I’ve read one of Jasper Fforde’s books before. Now I think I’ll get the rest of his books out of the library when I can. I’ve just finished reading three books from the Wolf Brother series by Michelle Paver. They are very good, but there are four more to read that I’ll have to get out of the library when I can. I also read one of the author’s other books: Wakenhyrst which is written for adults and really enjoyed that.
Our local library is reopening in a couple of weeks, but you can only borrow books that they hold there. You have to order the books in advance and arrange an appointment to collect your selections. My to read pile is rapidly going down, so I’ll be glad of a top up. In the past I’d moved away from reviewing books from sample copies on the blog, but I think I might do some more of that at least whilst we are at home more.