The Sunday Post #70 - 16th August 2020



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Hello, hope you are all safe and well.

We have had a lot of crazy thunderstorms this week and some really bad flooding which you can see more of here if you are interested, we were lucky we only got the thunder and lightning which was spectacular but others woke up to find themselves deluged.   On the plus side the storm has cleared the air and its been in the mid seventies which is lovely.

I’m not much of a gardener but I have been trying to tidy my garden and make sure that I take out weeds and not actual flowers - some weeds are pretty you know!

Yesterday my youngest started first year in High School, despite her initial nerves she really enjoyed it which I am relieved about, the school seemed to flow well with the new rules and there was plenty of sanitising stations around the campus.  As the school is phasing them in, she was only in yesterday but will be in all week next week.  My eldest starts second year tomorrow, she is not looking forward to it one little bit but she is a bit of an over thinker bless her.  She’ll be fine.

COVID is still doing the rounds, footballers are getting a bollocking this week, with both professional players from Aberdeen and Celtic getting abuse for not following lockdown/quarantine procedures.  My town is still crazy busy, the tourists bring money but the also park all over the place blocking rural roads and driving the locals crazy.  A local beach had a visit from the police with loud hailers demanding people move their cars.

I’m staying put though I did go out for a nice lunch for the first time in ages with my daughters and my in-laws where I experienced the joy that is a haggis, cheese and chutney toastie! Delicious - oh and I might have bought a book from the gift shop too - Bloody Scotland which should be below⬇️

Have a lovely week everyone and stay safe!

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  1. I'm glad that the school seems to be well prepared-it's a nerve wracking time for parents but on the other hand, the kids have to go back at some point. It's a tricky situation. Thankfully we dodged all the bad weather down here which was lucky and I'm glad you weren't flooded. Summer eh? I couldn't believe the stupidity of those footballers, putting the whole season for everyone at risk. Sturgeon didn't want to start the football back at all so these Covidiots are giving her an excuse to shut it all down. One more incident and I think she will. I'm no fan of hers but I wouldn't blame her if these footballers don't start behaving.

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    1. Those footballers where total prats, These get paid a shed load and it infuriates me that they are out there getting pissed up! I’ve never been a fan of Nicola either but I don’t think she’ll hesitate to put her foot down with the football and the pubs.

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  2. Haggis, cheese and chutney toastie. sounds interesting. Last time I had haggis it was barbecued!

    Have a great week.

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    1. Mmmm I have never had it barbecued, might have to give that a try!

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  3. School is starting up here, too. I think I would be nervous like your eldest. I'm worried for people here.

    A day out for a meal and a book sounds really good now. Really, really good.

    What in the world is Purple People? I'm always drawn to the outliers.

    I hope you have a lovely week.

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    1. Purple People is a little bizarre, basically the UK Prime Minister decides to turn everyone who commits a crime purple!

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  4. We’ve had similar issues with our footy players, they all think they deserve special treatment!
    Enjoy your new books!

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  5. I am so excited for Clap When You Land, I am queued up in the library hold system for a copy. I just read The Poet X by the same author, have you read that one yet? I really enjoyed it.

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    1. No I haven’t read anything by them yet, its all new to me and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to the book!

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  6. You're lucky your schools are open, ours here are all online only and everyone is pretty miserable. But that's what happens when people don't wear masks and follow protocol...Hope you have a nice weekend!

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    1. There are so many people who aren’t following protocol, its so infuriating!

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  7. We were also expecting thunderstorms, but we ended up with only rain (and only lasted a day). I hope you enjoy your new books. I really want to read Clap When You Land.

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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    1. Thanks Tânia, I’m looking forward to reading it, hope you get to it too.

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  8. We had a lot of warm weather this week and then only this weekend some rain and one storm and finally a drop in temperature. I hope you stay safe with those floodings going on and corona. I hope your kids have a good start to the new school year, must be weird going to school with all those new rules in place now, but hopefully it keeps them safe. That's nice you went out for a nice lunch as well! Have a good week!

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    1. My daughters are getting on fine, they seem to have adapted really quickly to the new procedures, the only thing they are complaining about is having to get up earlier now.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Wow that's quite the flooding in that video, and Garthdee yikes! Glad you didn't get the worst of it though. And glad school started off well. I'm nervous about it here... glad you were able to get out a bit too!

    The Sanatorium and The Watcher both look good!

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    1. It was torrential, I’m glad I live up a hill out of the way. I’ve read The Watcher since I wrote this and its really good and I’m halfway through The Sanatorium and its very creepy, both great books.

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  10. So many lovely new books to read! I requested the Ruth Ware novel myself too! We’re in the same situation here, the beach had some youngsters who caused a little riot because they were asked to leave... I’m staying right at home 😊 School starts here on September 1st every year and it was agreed that all children will actually go to school then. Have a great week Heather!

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    1. Thanks for commenting Inge! Staying at home is the most sensible thing, there are too many people now playing by the ball and acting like everything is back to normal.

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  11. School's been open for around a month now, but our public schools will only return on the 24th.

    Don't even get me started on tourists and holiday makers. Over the summer season here in our coastal town, you got to the shops at 07:00 in the mornings and you don't go out again! It's hectic.

    Nice book haul! I need to read more Ruth Ware. I've only read The Turn of the key and it was very good.

    Hope you will have a great week and strongs with the kids returning to school...

    Here's my The Sunday Post #7

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    1. I’ve not read any Ruth Ware, I thought I’d better start!

      The tourists round my way are crazy, its great for the local economy but they are all acting like nothing is wrong!!

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  12. Yeah for a good first week at school. I hope your older daughter's first week back goes equally as well. I don't go to any of the places where tourist are in my state (the shore mostly), but my state has been really strict about outsiders. I think 44 of the 50 states are on a mandatory quarantine list. I have not been out to eat since March, but mostly because it's been hot and I don't like eating out in 95° heat. Hope you enjoy all your new books.

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    1. Have the country seems to be on my doorstep, everyone seems to want to take a holiday here, its great they are here but I wish they’d follow protocol and stay distant.

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  13. That gardening part made me laugh. I'm not very good in gardening as well. I've only got a garden for a year now.. and I'm trying to figure out what are weeds and what are actual flowers. LOL! It's pretty hard.

    Have a great week and happy reading.

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  14. War and Peas looks funny and Ian Rankin is a favorite of mine. Good luck to your daughters!

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  15. I absolutely love War and Peas and will definitely be getting the book! It tickles me every time it pops up on my feed! :D

    The storms were insane, weren't they?! Our whole house was shaking with the thunder and two houses were set on fire by lightning in neighbouring villages. I was also running outside every half an hour to check my bunnies weren't too frightened so was inevitably drenched by the torrential rain!

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    1. It’s brilliant isn’t it, it can be dark but it gives me a laugh! My dog wasn’t bothered, I thought she be scared, it was crazy though, I did try to get pics but failed miserably.

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  16. Your books look good, and I like the sound of the gardening. The lunch outing sounds delicious.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  17. Glad your daughter had a good first week of school! My students are now used to my battle cry of "Sanitize" every time they walk into the room!

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  18. I am so jealous of all the thunderstorms and rain....I wish we had gotten those. Glad to see you are delving into gardening...it can be hard to tell the weeds from the flowers lol good luck with that.

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    1. Gardening is great fun bit I’m hopeless at knowing what half the plants are!

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  19. We had the choice of keeping the kids home or do in person. I have opted for them to stay home for now.
    I love a good thunderstorm while I had the damage it causes, it's so amazing.

    I hope you have a great week, Heather! Happy Reading! xx

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    1. I think you are sensible, a school in our area has had kids sent home with symptoms. The thunder was amazing, the lightning was spectacular!

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  20. I want to get One by One on audio for review. My daughter starts online classes tomorrow. We just stay home. I'm glad you can get out a bit and the cooler temperatures. We are still pretty hot here, but there is a bit of a break the next few days so the yard work will be calling me.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I’m looking for to One by One, I love my creepy reads at the moment! I think you are sensible to stay home, it doesn’t seem to be getting better.

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  21. Your books look really good. I hope you enjoy them. Have a great week!

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  22. I am glad the first day of high school went well! I hope you stay safe and the things better soon.

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  23. Schools aren't open yet they will be five hours sessions in MN,

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    1. I wish ours had stayed shut, COVID is rearing it’s head again.

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  24. That flooding looks terrible. I'm glad you weren't impacted too badly. And hopefully school gets off to a good start for your kids. I think schools in my area open next week and we're all rather skeptical about how it will go.

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    1. No thankfully we live higher up, if we flood then we are in serious trouble! School is ok but COVID has popped up in two schools in our region.

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  25. Glad you stayed safe. I really need to get my hands on The Sanitarium. What a creepy cover. Hope you love Hinton Hollow Death Trip as much as I did. Hope you and your family stay safe!

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    1. Sanitarium is so creepy! I bought it after seeing it on your blog, it sounded really good!

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  26. I didn't realize a new Ruth Ware is coming out! This is exciting!

    I absolutely love storms, but only when they are safe ones. I'm sorry yours was destructive.

    Stay safe, and have another great week!

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    1. It looks really good, this will be my first one of her books, I’m looking forward to reading it.

      I love storms too, we don’t get them enough.

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  27. I live in a tourist area too, so I understand the chaos they cause! Good luck to your kids with the school year. Stay safe from the flooding. I hope you have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  28. Oh my, that's a lot of flooding! I'm glad your house was okay and your daughter is adjusting to her first year of high school. I remember how scary that was!

    I've never read any books by Ruth Ware and it seems like she's written so very, very many. I don't know how I've avoided her! I'll have to give her a try sometime!

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    1. It was such a lot, I don’t think it was expected at all.

      This is my first Ruth Ware, I’m looking forward to reading it and her back catalogue.

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  29. Totally get that about tourists! We need them but... they can be huge pains as well. Flooding is awful, good you didn't get it but poor people who did. All the best for the new school year. People who try to avoid Covid19 restrictions are so annoying. Hope your reading is good this week in Scotland.

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    1. They are a nightmare, I don’t know why they can’t wear masks! Thanks for stopping by Kathryn!

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  30. Oo your books look good! Particularly Bloody Scotland, the Ruth Ware, and Sanitorium.

    I am glad to hear that your daughter is adjusting well to high school. :) I am sorry to hear the tourists are causing havoc!

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    1. I’ve just not long finished the Sanatorium and it was excellent!

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  31. The weather has been crazy! I'm happy your youngest is enjoying high school.

    Have a great week!

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  32. Our schools don't start until the first week in September. I think they haven't yet decided whether or not it will be safe to return kids to the buildings or stay with virtual learning. I haven't been out to eat since March but might get out this week since I have company coming. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. I don’t think I’ll be going out again in a hurry, it’s too busy! I have a feeling schools may change again, cases have popped up in local schools.

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  33. I love thunderstorms, but bummer it caused flooding. I'm sure tourists would be annoying if they caused parking issues. Hope your daughters stay safe and enjoy the new school year. We're on lockdown here so it's online learning for the kids in California. I'm just happy my kids are out of school! Happy reading, Heather!

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    1. They seem happy with the new regime but cases have popped up in neighbouring schools so we will see how long it stays open.

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  34. Heather, it is good to hear that you weren't too badly affected by the storms, that the air has cooled for you and that the schools' phased reopening seems to be flowing well. There is two more weeks before the schools reopen for us and we thankfully missed the worse of the storms too. Take and happy reading in the coming week. 😃

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  35. I wish we had a mild mid 70's weather right now...it's so hot we've had the AC going all day and night. Our electricity bill is going to be through the roof lol Crazy you even have tourists where you live! Our city is still basically shut down so there's nothing to do >.<

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    1. I’d love AC but I don’t think we get enough hot days to justify it!

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  36. Good luck with both your girls' school. I can imagine that is scary and all the different protocols. We spend most of our days at the hospital campus and even that with all the precautions it can get a bit stressful with all the changes and just getting used to everything. A haggis, cheese and chutney toasty sounds delicious! I've never had haggis but I'm curious. I'm really curious about the new Ruth Ware. I absolutely loved her first two books and then was meh about the third and never got into her fourth but I need to get back to that one and the next ones. Hope you're having a good week.

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    1. I hope you son is ok and you too, it must be such a stressful time.

      Haggis is lovely as long as you don’t stop and think about what its made up of! Through you do get non meat varieties now too.

      This is my first Ruth Ware, I started it last night and its good so far, I’ve just read another book in a similar setting so I’ll see who comes out on top!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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