Monday, 12 July 2021

Mailbox Monday - 12th July 2021

 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.

Happy Monday!

We are in lockdown here in Sydney, Australia which makes me realise how lucky we have been here in Australia with the whole Covid-19 pandemic. This is only the second hard lockdown we have had in Sydney over the last eighteen months.

I had my grandchildren over the school holidays and even though it is winter in Australia the days have been sunny and I discovered we have lots of fun parks in the local area. With a new one opening just a few minutes walk from my house. And even though we didn't get to go shopping or go to Vinnies (a charity shop), two of Dot's favourite things, we had lots of fun crafting and baking. They have now been packed off home to be homeschooled by their parents.

Feeding the ducks and one swan at the lake

I have a terrible  fear of heights which Jay apparently didn't inherit as he is standing at the top of this structure with me underneath, with hands sweating, calling for him to please sit down 



Books I've received and purchased over the last month


Purchased



 Won


For review








I have new exciting giveaways coming soon. Stay tuned!


16 comments:

  1. Aaah I'm glad you got to spend some time with the grandkids before another lockdown! You guys have definitely been lucky, but also had good management from your government! We're going back into tighter restrictions cause everyone went clubbing for the 2 weeks it was allowed xD All your books look lovely and I hope you enjoy them :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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    1. The lock downs are annoying but for the better in the long run.

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  2. I hope the lock down doesn't last too long!

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    1. Lock downs don't really affect my life that much but I'm concerned for the economy and the people that can't work at home.

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  3. I can relate to the fear of heights. Just looking at that structure gives me hard anxiety!

    Your books look good. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. thanks for stopping by Laurel. I'm looking forward to getting into these books.

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  4. Stay safe, and hope you aren't locked down for too long.

    Enjoy your reading week.

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    1. Lock downs don't affect me that much. Although I'm missing my coffee dates. Something to look forward to anyway.

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  5. Looks like a fun time with your grandchildren. I hope all stay safe.
    Nice book haul. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Martha. The school holidays were enjoyable and busy.

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  6. Those biscuits look DELISH! And Loving Lizzie March is a good, fun read - a great one to pick up if you've got the lockdown blahs (as I do).

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    1. Thanks Sheree. I think I will need to push Loving Lizzie March up my to read list. I need something fun and cheery at the moment.

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  7. Sounds like you had some good family time. Those sweet treats look yummy.

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    1. School holidays are always fun and busy. Granddaughter disappointed we didn't get to go to the city but there is always next time.

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  8. Hope you all stay safe and well.

    I am not a fan of heights either.

    Your books look great. Hope you enjoy them.

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    1. we are all staying very safe and locked down here in Sydney, Australia. I'm looking forward to digging into some of my new arrivals.

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