ANYTHING NOT TO DO WITH BEING A CARER !

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What do we do when we are not caring? What takes our mind off caring...

I write

I have two books ' on the go' at the moment - will they ever get finished? I don't know, what do you do?
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Books Mary - I am Chairman of a Book Club and I read a huge amount - everything from historical novels, non fiction and wait for it, even chick lit. We have a chosen book most months but in the summer months we review a book of our choice. Just finished John Marrs 'The One' very very thought provoking and I think would work well as a choice for 2018 as a group read.

Which books are you reading?Not sure if an informal Book Club/Book Share as in books read and enjoyed, would work here but I am happy to share what we read as a group and also what members have read and enjoyed if anyone interested. I am also always looking for books to suggest to the group which is a mixture of males and females.

Cats - cats cats as someone who started showing back in 2002 when we semi retired and had her first litter in 2008 when we retired, my cats take up a huge amount of my time. They need a fair bit of grooming too being semi longhaired.
helena_1512 wrote:Books Mary - I am Chairman of a Book Club and I read a huge amount - everything from historical novels, non fiction and wait for it, even chick lit. We have a chosen book most months but in the summer months we review a book of our choice. Just finished John Marrs 'The One' very very thought provoking and I think would work well as a choice for 2018 as a group read.

Which books are you reading?Not sure if an informal Book Club/Book Share as in books read and enjoyed, would work here but I am happy to share what we read as a group and also what members have read and enjoyed if anyone interested. I am also always looking for books to suggest to the group which is a mixture of males and females.

Cats - cats cats as someone who started showing back in 2002 when we semi retired and had her first litter in 2008 when we retired, my cats take up a huge amount of my time. They need a fair bit of grooming too being semi longhaired.
I like the independent nature of cats and have kept them in the past...or they have kept me, not sure which way round. Unfortunately, we are now in the situation that we have to rent our house, and the landlord does not allow pets. So, I feed hedgehogs each night in the garden ( there is always an answer to most problems) -

Books, - historical novels, some of the sci fi time travel genre, some of the 'cosy mysteries' on kindle - just to see how other people write and quite often it is fairly average..

I have been known to hoover with a book in my hand..... :side:
Oh dear me too hoovering i mean. I breed Norwegian Forest Cats and they are semi longhair so at certain times of the year they do tend to shed. My first litter was born in 2008 and my kittens so far have always been born with me present usually on the floor talking to my girl. So I have to say mine are very much my 'family' and at the risk of sounding like 'a sandwich short of a picnic' my family. They have been a huge comfort the last few years...

I love Phillippa Gregory and Alison Weir and read all of their books = even the non fiction Alison Weir. Not too keen on Sci Fi but we did have a book club choice Sci Fi a couple of months ago so we do try to cover all genres...basically I encourage members to choose the books and if they are unsure, then quite often it will be lent out and then several of us will suggest it - I think the 'John Mars' may be one for the group as Juliette and Darren have both read and loved it.

I also love dark thrillers ...........There is a Reading Group at the library I would love to join but cannot be sure of getting out weekly to it sadly.

One of our members has had 2 books published and is working on her third.

I am sorry you cannot have a cat Mary but they are a tie and as much as I love mine they are a full time job.
I enjoy reading - I also find gardening therapeutic. That weed is difficult to come out - need to rid my frustration/anger etc and with a tug, out it comes! Job done.

I also try and go for a short walk - preferably away from other people.

V
What do you read Vivien?

Not really into gardens and have just had top lawn turned into extended cat run. But I do know how you feel about weeds - I do get some pleasure getting them up although hopefully less now!!!! I do try to go and get the paper each day as it is only a 5 minute walk but it makes me do my hair and makeup and often the only people I speak to all day are the dog walkers and the people in the shop.
I quite like biographies/auto biogs, sports personalities - anything really. I've just finished reading 'Spectacles' by Sue Perkins. Absolutely brilliant. There was one bit where she was in a convent school, and being a bit cheeky, flipped a bit of potato off her fork on to the floor. Along comes a Nun - sorry folks, laughing about it already - she slipped on the potato and skidded in to the wall! Trouble was I was ahead of what was coming with the potato. I lay in bed creased up - thank goodness I was on my own!

I like a book that challenges me and sometimes makes me want to investigate further.

I sometimes find that a book will be boring and am tempted to give it up. However, I try and persevere and more often than not, can't put the book down.

V
Sewing, sewing, sewing, followed by..more sewing!
I always used to have a "strictly one at a time" rule for sewing, but am ashamed to say that I have a lot of things that either need a binding, a zip or buttonholes to finish them. My main machine for buttonholes has been away for service, but is now home again.
I'm trying to absolutely perfect invisible zips - I'm really good at the sort you can see, but not the invisible ones, so I'm waiting for absolutely uninterrupted calm (!) one day so I can really concentrate on getting them right.
Then I'll have masses of new things for my holiday in September, including 2 wrap skirts, 2 skirts with 8 sections to the skirt, 2 new dresses and 2 blouses. All in light cotton so will weigh next to nothing. Thompson have a very miserly baggage allowance of 15kg for the hold bag and 5kg for the cabin bag, which must contain any handbag or electronic devices!!!