Books ~ Its 125 years since the birth of English crime writer Agatha Christie and this year the BBC are adapting one of her most iconic novels And then there were none for the small screen. Hurrah for us that Poldark heart throb Aiden Turner is one of its cast.:) But back to the book! This is a creepy and compelling who done it….Ten strangers are invited to the rocky and remote ‘Soldier island’ off the Devon coast.Once there they find their mysterious host strangely absent and stormy weather prevents them leaving.Over dinner it is revealed that each of the guests have been responsible for various deaths over the years.And one by one they too seem to be dropping like flies. Who is doing them in and is the murderer one of them? Suspicion and paranoia heighten the tension in this gripping yarn.
So on to something a little more lighthearted? I’m afraid not! I also read the frighteningly futuristic tale Only ever Yours set in a world where women ( known as Eves) are created to be men’s companions or concubines and even have use by dates. The Eves spend their young lives in preparation for ‘the Ceremony’ and are constantly judged and graded on their appearance. We follow their troubling journey to this life changing point. Its the ‘Stepford Wives’ for the reality tv generation.
Lunch and Afternoon Tea Treats :). I was one lucky lady in August as my work paid for not one but two lovely meals out with friends ( I reached a long service milestone at the end of July) at Hotel Gotham in Manchester and The Glass House in Ribchester.Click on the links for my posts.:) I also realised I have indulged in Afternoon tea 8 times already this year…….including this lovely one in Leeds. What can i say! There have been a lot of celebrations. ;)
Camper Van Adventures. Some friends have started a cool camper hire company.So we tried out this VW T5 called Starline one thundery August night.See how we got on Here.
A Summer Staycation. The other half and I found ourselves having an unexpected and unplanned week off together.So we decided to enjoy a few impromptu days out.:) Here are some pics from our week.
Well basically August has been pretty wonderful. What did you like about August? Go anywhere good?