Monday, 14 December 2020

Mailbox Monday & Life This Week - December 14th


Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Life This Week is a meme created by Denyse Whelan Blogs where bloggers share snaps of what is currently happening in their lives.

Happy Monday!

It was recently brought to my attention that I hadn't posted a Monday Mailbox for quite some time. I didn't realise just how long it had been since my last Life This Week catch-up. Life has become very busy lately while I try to focus on my scoliosis exercises, increasing from one day a week to four and also walking three days a week. I run a playgroup once a week and I love taking my grandchildren there to socialise with the other children.
The local teens had built a bike track in the bush just off the walking path and I was quite astounded to see the the council had closed it down. It really seemed like a harmless bit of fun. The next week fences went up and trucks moved in, and my faith in our local council was restored as the built the most amazing bike track for everyone to enjoy.

The almost finished track. It's about twice this size as I couldn't get it all in my photo.

Some of the Christmas lights outside a local church.

I bought these cute cupcakes to celebrate my mum's 83rd Birthday.

My daughter got engaged in January and we were finally able to bring the two families together to celebrate.
 Some of the books I've received recently

Hideout by Jack Heath
The Last Truehart by Darry Fraser
Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory

I would love to hear what books you received in the mail recently! 


  1. Glad to see you posting. I hope you are feeling better.
    The bike path sounds like a good place.
    I like the Christmas lights and cupcakes.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

  2. So nice to celebrate your daughter's engagement! What a year!
    I see Dark Tides on your stack - it's on my list :)

  3. Hi Veronica,

    The Christmas lights look lovely, although I have to say that with Covid numbers rising like they are, garnering any Christmas spirit is quite difficult right now. They have relaxed restrictions for 5 days over Christmas, so that everyone can mix, but we have decided to play it safe and stay at home, as we are well prepared for another lockdown when it is all over!!

    It is good that you are now able to socialise once again, and your celebrations are better late than never, the cake looks beautiful, as do those amazing cupcakes for your mum.

    My MIL turns 90 next April and she is determined to have a small party, no matter what, so I sure do hope that this vaccine works the way it should and that they can start rolling it out fast enough!

    I really like the sound of 'The Last Truehart', so that one is heading for my list.

    Thanks for an interesting post and enjoy the rest of your week :)

    Yvonne Xx

  4. Nice photos!!

    ENJOY your books.

  5. That bike track looks like a lot of fun. I like to bike so it appeals to me. I'm curious about your scoliosis exercises. I've had scoliosis since I was a kid and basically learned to live with it and keep active.

    I like the look of your books, especially The Last Truehart. I hope you enjoy them all.

  6. Nice Christmas lights, cupcakes and cake. I'm reading Happily Ever After by Joanne Tracey, Finalist in Romantic Book of the Year - RUBY Awards in Australia. #lifethisweek

  7. So good to read that the bike track went ahead. I love cupcakes! I make a lot and have them in boxes in my freezer ready to give away to say thank you.
    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek on my blog. Next week it's the final week for 2020. I have appreciated the bloggers who visit regularly to link up and to comment on my post as well. Next Week: 51/51 Own Choice. 21.12.2020
    #LifeThisWeek Returns on Monday 4 January 2021. May the festive season be kind to you and yours. Denyse.