Saturday, September 22, 2018


Whenever I post on Saturdays I always feel like I say how lazy the day has been. Well, it is the weekend afterall. The day has flown by and I don't feel as though I got anything accomplished. I did Skype Mum. We had a lovely chat. It was getting quite dark on her end as we got finished (around 7pm her time). The nights are certainly drawing in now. I could barely see her and I don't think she wanted to move the computer to turn the lights on lol. We chatted about how our week was and she said she got the book I pre-ordered as part of her birthday present - The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton. She really enjoyed the last few of her books and said she wanted this one when it came out. She loves to read as much as I do!

Speaking of reading, I spent most of the afternoon finishing up a book I got from the library. I couldn't put it down! It's called Dreams of Falling by Karen White. It was fantastic. I 'discovered' this author a few months ago and so far have enjoyed every one of her books that I've read. This one made me cry. I would certainly recommend giving it a read. 

Here's the blurb from the back

New York Times bestselling author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this contemporary women's fiction novel, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, about lifelong friends who share a devastating secret.
On the banks of the North Santee River stands a moss-draped oak that was once entrusted with the dreams of three young girls. Into the tree's trunk, they placed their greatest hopes, written on ribbons, for safekeeping--including the most important one: Friends forever, come what may.

But life can waylay the best of intentions....

Nine years ago, a humiliated Larkin Lanier fled Georgetown, South Carolina, knowing she could never go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she realizes she has no choice but to return to the place she both loves and dreads--and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home.

Ivy, Larkin's mother, is discovered badly injured and unconscious in the burned-out wreckage of her ancestral plantation home. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly fifty years--whispers of love, sacrifice, and betrayal--that lead back to three girls on the brink of womanhood who found their friendship tested in the most heartbreaking ways.

I'm actually quite sad to finish the book. It's a little like saying goodbye to a favourite friend. This is one I'm going to put on my to-buy list if I can find it at a good price (right now it's only in hardback).

I did sit a little out in the garden. The day was certainly cooler and there seemed to be a few more birds around. A few hummingbirds have finally been visiting our garden - now that it's almost time for them to move on. They are fun to watch and I like to give it a go to try and photography them. 

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Saturday. We're off for a walk tomorrow - if the weather cooperates. It's my middle son's birthday. He'll be 27 - YIKES! - but he's out of town so we celebrated last weekend. 


  1. Humming birds - how beautiful!

    Not only are the nights drawing in over here, it was also a very dull, gloomy day yesterday. I was drawing the curtains before seven!

    1. They are such delightful little birds! That's one thing I don't like - the early dark nights.

  2. That sounds like a really good book....I shall have to look out for that one.
    Very much like Autumn the last few days here and the heating has been on more than once. This morning it's very dull and wet.

    1. I'm going to wait as long as possible to turn it on lol as once it's on we never seem to turn it off until it's almost air conditioning time.

  3. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a Saturday, Sharon - a good book and a chat with your Mum! I approve! :)


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