|Additions to my CD collection|
Whenever I go back to the UK, I always have a 'mental shopping
list' - things we either can't get here or are too expensive
to buy in Italy. Last week's trip was no exception, but
I had the added bonus of having belated Christmas &
birthday pressies to pack in my suitcase for my return home.
Apart from my Boots No 7 moisturiser, Efalex tablets &
Brabantia bin bags - essentials I find it hard to live without -
the things I love to buy most are books & CDs.
Luckily, I had a pile of books sitting at Dad's
that had been too heavy for me to bring back with
all the other Christmas pressies last December, so
I only bought one book & that wasn't until I
was at Stansted awaiting my return flight.
Most of my spending was on CDs: 5 of
them, all at once, something I've never
done before. And I played all of them on
my first day back home - ALL of them.
A day without music is a day without sunshine
as far as I'm concerned.
And my choices? Birdy - Fire Within;
Goldfrapp - Tales of Us; Ellie Goulding - Halcyon Days;
Kodaline - In A Perfect World;
UB40 - Getting Over The Storm.
Yes, I know there's a Lykke Li 2 CD set in the photo -
that's my belated birthday pressie from my Dad &
I'm playing Youth Novels as I type this blog post.
I haven't been disappointed with any of them - I LOVE
|More for the bookcase|
And the pile of books? A couple of 'chick lit' novels from
my favourites, Adele Parks & Marian Keyes; Hilary Mantel's
Bring Up The Bodies and Emma Donoghue's The Sealed Letter.
I am currently reading my airport buy - Jane Green's
Tempting Fate - 150 pages read in just a couple of hours
on the beach yesterday afternoon, so I'll probably finish it