Hi dear friends!

It’s Sunday again, time to look into the rearview mirror and post about what’s happened this week on and out of the blog!

As usual I am linking to Kimberly’s Sunday Post @caffeinatedreviewer


In my private life first

Well this week I was off work except for Thursday as I had to meet with members of our board of director to present my work.

It was a long work day but with some fun in it as we had a corporate challenge to finance kids suffering from poverty.

The challenge was not mandatory but one of my colleagues suggested that we participate as a small team. The goal was one hour of spinning.

It had been more than 10 years since I had a spinning class but I am always ready to do some sport and we could help kids in need!

We went with my colleague of 50, another man of about 53 and a young colleague in her early twenties. Guess who never followed the tempo?

The youngest one, that’s right!

Seems that our old muscles are not ready to admit defeat yet πŸ˜€Β  And yes yes that felt good! LOL

It’s also been the week I had many doctor appointments.

The ENT for my headaches due to A/C who confirmed that I suffer from what is known as “Sick Building Syndrome”.

A mammography who detected a cyst but it seems absolutely not dangerous. At least that’s what the doctor said and I just have to get back in six months to check it and hopefully it will have disappeared. Reassuring but never something you like to hear as a woman.

And a visit to the cardiologist who told me that everything was perfect! Pfew at least some good news!

My daughter spent her first week in her dorm at uni and it went really well. She was glad to be back home for the weekend though and have a quieter environment. See honey? Mom and dad’s place is not so bad after all!

She has an insane schedule with classes from 8 AM till 6 PM, sometimes 8 PM and sometimes on Saturday too! Becoming a vet is no easy task!

Once back home she also got her first tattoo. A drawing of our dog on her feet! See the picture below.

My hubs told her “they would have to discuss for another one and he could forbid it!”. As if! The silly man still believes that past 18 a kid will listen to you. Good luck with that! I have chosen my battles for a long time now and let it go as long as it’s not something life threatening or really serious! That way when I say no, they listen. Don’t joke with mom!

And back to my title now: my husband finally discovered the series “13 Reasons Why” and he is OBSSESSED ! He began watching the first episode on Friday night and …never slept! He binged that series the whole night! My daughter was so delighted to be able to tell him : “I told you! For years I told you it was addictive!”.

I never watch series but know plenty about them living vicariously through my kids.

So I knew “THE” shocking scene in season two. The one that sent the whole planet (yes yes I am exagerating but not by far) in shock! So my daughter and I taunted him, alluding at something shocking and relishing withholding the information. Nope! We won’t tell!


On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)

This week I’ve reviewed three books and my favorite was The Girl He Used to Know! I don’t know if it’s because of the audio adding emotional layers but I found it really really good! So much that I now want to hold a physical copy. The onlt problem: I like the US cover better than the UK and it’s a hardcover worth USD 20!

I have comments to catch up with as I’ve been busy preparing posts for October: the Next Own Voices event and writing a fanfic of The Beautiful with another instagrammer!

On Tuesday I posted about funny characters in the Top 5 Tuesday.

And the Thursday discussion was about reviewing books and having our prose being influenced by the author’s writing and story style!

In the blogosphere and literary world


First a quiz!! Epic Reads comes with that one: Create Your Own Hogwarts Class Schedule and We’ll Divine Your Next Bewitching Read

And then Nicole has published a hilarious post about her replies to some posts of her spammers. πŸ˜€Β 


That was my week!

How was your week? I will now catch up with all the comments I have missed !

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  1. Good for you for staying on top of all those appointments. I swear, getting older means more maintenance. LOL I just had my mammogram a week or so ago and got my all-clear letter. Thank goodness. Glad yours was nothing more than a cyst, but that can still make you worry! Still laughing at your husband threatening to “forbid” the 18 year old to do something. Silly man, indeed. LOL So glad you loved The Girl He Used to Know. That book made such a big impact on me.

    1. Well Tanya getting older means more maintenance yes but we could compare it to these kickass vintage cars that your husband loves right? πŸ˜‰

  2. Shame on the kid not being able to follow the tempo! πŸ˜› I do hope the cyst will vanish ASAP too. But I’m glad that everything health wise seems to be pretty good, except that syndrome that sounds like something Bob the Builder would have! I hope it’s nothing serious too. And funny how your husband was hooked by the show. I hear mixed things about it but it’s good to hear it’s not always bad! Happy reading, Sophie!

  3. First, I followed you on Twitter. Could you follow me back so that I can tell you about the cyst and what you can do to completely break it? It’s super simple and a home remedy. It has broken up a bunch of mine in the ovaries.
    As for Sick Building Syndrome, that is so tough. You could very well sensitive to chemicals. Not many people talk about this because companies would go out of business, especially the fragrance ones.
    Poor husband of yours LOL

  4. I just binged the 3rd season of 13 Reasons. After binging the first two. LOL I seriously suffered from lack of sleep. That’s an insane schedule your daughter is doing. And I’m happy to hear your appointments went okay. I had a cyst that scared me until the results came back and it eventually went away. One thing that put me at ease was the doctor explained that if it was painful, It wasn’t cancer. Still scared me.

  5. I think that’s hilarious your hubby stayed up all night to watch 13RW! I binged the heck out of it too when S1 came out. Speaking of, I still need to start S3…

    And ha you had quite the week! Glad the cardio news was good. I laughed so hard when I saw that little graphic of the hospital nurse. Too funny… πŸ™‚

    Ooh a class schedule quiz! Nice…

    1. Well Greg I confess that I chose that cartoon thinking of you! It’s been some time now that I’ve been following you and I think I can guess a little bit of what you’ll love πŸ˜‰

  6. I’m glad your doctor visits went well. I know what you mean about those little things that are seemingly okay, but they want to keep an eye on them.

    As for kids and telling them “no,” I’ve always believed we shouldn’t sweat the small stuff. LOL.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. I think it’s awesome you got to workout for charity. That’s fabulous! Becoming a vet is no joke. Is it as competitive in your country as it is in the US? It so hard to get selected for vet school after college, and there is a limit on how many people from each state can be selected. It looks like she has a real affinity for animals though. The tattoo is cute. Dad should be happy with how small and hidden it is. Glad to hear your doctors appointments went fairly well, and hoping for a clear scan in 6 months.

    1. Yes vet is as competitive as in the US it seems Sam! At the end of her year she’ll have not only to pass her exams but they also have a trial and take only the very bests!

  8. I used to do spin classes. They’re such a great workout. Yay for fit 50 yr olds! You show those young people how it’s done, Sophie! πŸ™‚

  9. Well I am glad to hear your health news was mostly good and hope they have some help for the Sick Building Syndrome. My daughter is getting closer to solving some of her problems finally with more tests in a couple weeks. It is interesting when they discover the parents aren’t so bad. I hope you will have a good week with more wonderful books!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post Β Β 

    1. Anne I really hope that your daughter’s health problems will be solved. I am following you for some time now and if someone deserves to be out of the woods it’s her and you of course!

  10. I love your daughter’s dog tattoo, it’s adorable! I read and loved 13 Reasons Why, but have’t watched it. After reading your post I’m adding it to my watch list. I love shows that both males and females enjoy!

  11. It sounds like your week was full of adventure. I like the dog tattoo and there is nothing like a good TV series to binge on all night long! πŸ™‚ Have a great day!