Recent doings #6

Uh, how is it time for the What’s New With You linkup again? How is it June? How will this year be half over in a matter of weeks? Could somebody please stop time for a while?

Anyway, like it or not, it is time for my monthly recap post. So here’s what I got up to in May.

What's New With You
Reading. I finished The Grapes of Wrath! Another one down for the BBC Big Read. It’s quite a fitting book for the current times, but so, so depressing. And that ending… what?! Goodreads said I also read 8 other books in May. I’m not going to list them all here though.
Watching. We haven’t got back to any series yet, but I did watch Wreck It Ralph on TV. It was actually really good and not at all what I was expecting.
Cooking. Lots of salad. You’re probably thinking “Silly, you don’t cook salad!”. Well, you do cook the kind I’ve been making! We’ve had bulgur wheat salad, a wild rice salad and a pasta salad. Yummy!
Buying. Apart from the obvious books, books and more books? I bought shoes (sandals) that I will hopefully be wearing for my friend’s wedding in August… provided the dress I bought for them to go with still fits me by then! (Let’s not talk about how much weight I’ve put on/the fact that I needed to wear decent clothes the other day (see listening to below) and precisely one of the things I tried on still fit!)
Cross stitching. Something for a friend. Jan helped me design it and I stitched it, but I can’t show you because I forgot to take a photo before I gave it to her.
Listening to. I can just about sneak this in here since it happened on 31st May πŸ˜‰ We went to see the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra because for part of the concert they were playing with Daniil Trifnov, apparently the best pianist around at the moment. Jan had heard of him, I hadn’t (because I’m uncultured). I discovered that I quite like Tchaikovsky.
What did you get up to in May? Why not join the linkup (you don’t have to use this format – you can literally write any kind of catchup post).

16 thoughts on “Recent doings #6

  1. aw yay wreck it ralph! i remember enjoying it more than i thought i would as well. super cute. and i totally agree about this year flying by. basically life is flying by, right?! yay for books! i bought way too many books in may, have to slow it down in june!

  2. You had an awesome reading month!

    I love rice salads and pasta salads. Yum!

    I also can’t believe it’s already June. I have no idea how the first 5 months of the year flew by so quickly. Why does time seem to speed up so much as we get older?

  3. The end of Grapes of Wrath is SO weird. We were supposed to read it in school and I only skimmed it, but I remember thinking ‘WTF?!’ at the end. Haha!

  4. I’ve not read the Grapes of Wrath as we studied Of Mice and Men for GCSE but I always meant to (like Kafka which I am currently reading and HATE!) it’s a pity that I didn’t get to meet you- we only spent limited time in Titisee- we arrived late in the evening and left the next morning in the end!!x

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