Well, hasn’t this been a peculiar week? As summer has rolled into autumn, I feel weird and a little bit unsettled. Good stuff happened this week and yet it ended on a sad low and I am not quite sure how to feel at the moment.
Yes, let’s start there. I haven’t done that much this week. I did finish my audio book, which was Becoming by Michelle Obama. My respect for that lady has only grown. She is an icon. I have also finised Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy, which was wonderful as well.
I am still reading Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan. I have about 250 pages to, so I will likely finish that in a few days. I have also started reading Never Greener by Ruth Jones. I am not that far in and I am not quite sure what to think of it yet. The writing is ok so far, but it does have some themes I am not that fond of, so we will see… I guess it depends what the author does with them. I have also tentatively started The Iliad on audio book. I am not even past the introduction and it’s 22 hours long, so that one will definitely go into October!
We have watched the first episode of Carnival Row, which was kind of interesting. I did keep wondering throughout why Orlando Bloom sounds like Johnny Depp doing an accent? Bizarre. Not really watched anything else.
Me and the husband had a datenight and we went for a Pokebowl and some live music. We saw Cassia, which is a young band that had their debut album out this year. It sounds a little like Vampire Weekend in that it is indie music with exotic influences. Lots of interesting percussion. I will drop a video below, which is not the gig I went too, but it will give you an idea what they sound like! They were really awesome and a lot of fun. Check them out!
Autumn has rolled in and thus I ended up listening to Sigur Ros today for the first time in ages.
It’s been a busy and messy week that ended with the awful news that my uncle’s battle with cancer is coming to an end. I spend some time with my family today trying to come to terms with that. There were lots of tears, but luckily also laughter. Life throws us good times, bad times and curve balls. Luckily we cannot see what is ahead. It just reiterates the fact that we should enjoy every single day on this earth, because you never know what is around the corner. My uncle was told last year he had weeks. He lasted another year…. Now I just hope the end comes swiftly and without too much suffering. He unlikely to last the week, so there are more tears ahead…