Hi friends,

Today is Sunday, time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week in and out of the blog. As usual I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer .


In my private life

When I write this post I realize that it’s been two weeks since my last Sunday post!

I have been so busy with work and with the every day posts of the Best Reads of 2020 that the time just flew by!

I feel tired and don’t want to push me too far and just write a post for the sake of it Having a migraine for three days now is not helping either. Strangely, while I am writing this post, I am listening to Evermore by Taylor Swift and her voice seems to work wonder on my headache!


This week I finished work and have now a few days off (yessss!).

We had a very small Christmas with just the kids as they are part of our household and my mother in law, leaving my mom out because of the COVID rules. That broke my heart!

Making you choose is so unfair.

Yet we complied because if we don’t,we’ll never see the light! We all have to stick together right?

I ordered our meal at my cousin’s restaurant, a way to support my family as restaurant had to close so many months  now. Ir was simply delicious but that was no wonder as they are on the Gault et Millau’s list.

My daughter having her exams at the beginning of January, she is studying like mad and went to bed early on Christmas eve. Strange world we are now living in 😉 


If this year was not complicated enough, the new variety of COVID discovered in the UK had us shut our borders with UK and stopping all traffic be it by plane, boat or train from the UK! Just the time to regroup and decide on a strategy I hope.

I can uderstand the decision but can’t help thinking it’s already too late as the virus is certainly upon our soil by now!

But I guess authorities couldn’t let it without doing something at least…

We are all hoping the vaccine will be the end of this nightmare, even if I won’t get it before months at best!


On another note, I made two more funko pops this weekend inspired by From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout.

Meet Poppy and Hawke.



On the blog this week


As I said I posted every day about my Best Reads of 2020!










I also wrote two mini reviews (chasing the time and all…)



No memes this week again as I am too busy with the daily posting but I’ll get back to a normal pace in January!


What happened in your life this week?


Thanks for reading!



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  1. I was lucky in that my family counts as my support bubble so I was able to go home, otherwise I would have spent Christmas completely alone! I’m not holding out much hope on getting the vaccine soon as the UK government still don’t seem to realise that primary age children do get the virus (they do, we had a few positive cases in my school). So primary education staff just get forgotten!

  2. I’m sorry about your mom but you did your best to keep her safe 🙂 How lucky you are to have a cousin who cooks and is in the Gault et Millau ! I’m salivating just thinking about it, lol. Have a great week 🙂

  3. Yay for a few days off! And I’m so sorry you had to choose between family, hugs hugs hugs! Ohhhhh Poppy and Hawke turned out so AMAZING! You’re so talented! And a few of my friends, that are doctors, have already gotten the vaccine, slowly but surely we’re getting there.

  4. Merry Christmas and happy new year, Sophie!
    Hopefully 2021 brings us all good news and an end to the covid madness. 🙂

  5. The new strain here in the UK has got me more worried, I must admit. I don’t blame other countries for closing their borders to us. 🙁

    Glad you had an enjoyable Christmas, though, despite not having all your family with you. Hopefully 2021 will bring better things.

  6. News of that new strain being more contagious has me nervous. I mean, what we have now is super contagious. Is the new strain transmitted by just looking at someone? Crazy! Glad you and yours are together. Good luck to your daughter. I am sure she will ace all her exams. Yeah for a little break for you. Hope you are feeling better.

  7. I am so sorry you were not able to see your mother. How awful. These choices being forced upon us are heartbreaking at times! I’m glad the meal turned out well though. Sounds like it was delicious!

    That new strain of virus must be some devious end of year twist lol- I guess the year is still messing with us! I shouldn’t make light I suppose but good grief! Anyway… hope you have a fabulous New Year!

  8. So happy to hear you had a nice celebration even though you couldn’t include your mom! No fair. Just when we think things will settle down with the vaccine being distributed there’s a new strain out there! Ack! Hope it gets contained quickly, but I’m with you, it’s probably already in the EU. Hope you get some relief with your migraine! Those are the worst! Take care and have a lovely New Year! 🙂

  9. I’m sorry you had to exclude your mom from your holiday. My family decided not to see each other either-my dad is very high risk. So my husband and I stayed home!
    Love the new Funkos you made. You are so talented!

  10. Bonjour Sophie, it’s good to hear that you and your family are at least safe amid this crazy, turbulent time, even if you had, like us here, a very quiet Christmas. This year it was just me and my partner. No other family allowed, and no visiting either. It’s been quiet, but at least we feel safe for the moment. I hope the EU is taking precautions with this new rabid variant in the loose, we all need to be extra vigilant. Take care and stay safe.

    My best wishes to you and your family for the New Year and all the best for 2021!