This week started with H still off school. We spent Monday at a friend’s house and from there we took a turn around Edgbaston Reservoir. It always seems strange that this reservoir is within walking distance of the city centre (it’s about a mile or so) as it’s a haven for wildlife and an oasis of peace. Not quite so quiet this time as workmen were putting in a perimeter path. There were lots of water birds including these cormorants and some ducks that I haven’t been able to identify (as well as the usual ducks, geese and coots).
This is my reading and to read pile. I always have at least two books on the go and they are usually different types of book to each other. So The Blood Card is one of a series of crime novels I’m reading by Elly Griffiths (she’s an author I’ve read a lot by). I always have a crime novel on the go as I find them an easy read and quite relaxing. An Orchestra of Minorities is a book I was reading a month or two ago, but I had to send it back to the library as someone else wanted it. I’ve got it back now and I’m working through it. It’s quite hard work – I’m about 100 pages in – but, I read a review that said it got better so I’m keeping with it. The other two I have yet to read. I’m not sure where I got the idea to read them from, but they look good and I’m looking forward to starting them.
This week I was invited to try out a vegan meal at Bill’s in Birmingham. I’ll be writing a more in depth review soon, but I thought I’d share my picture of the dessert: frozen raspberry parfait. It was very nice, if a bit big (it’s not often I say that about a dessert).