Today I’m linking up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat’s #LittleLoves …
I finished reading ‘I See You’ by Clare Mackintosh last week. I’ve previously read ‘I Let You Go’ (cheeky blog post plug – catch an earlier interview with the author here) which I really enjoyed so I was looking forward to reading her second novel.
Both are psychological thriller’s, which I went through a phase of being obsessed with last year.
‘I See You’ freaked me out a bit as it’s based on someone watching people’s commutes to work. Plus now I have a mammy head on my shoulders I seem to have lost an outer layer of thick skin when it comes to reading gritty books.
That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it – I did. I still think ‘I Let You Go’ was much better but I like Mackintosh’s writing style and the concept of the book was quite clever.
The author used to work in the police force and has used her experience to write from the investigation side. There’s also a sub-story intertwined from the police officer’s side of things that ticks along nicely in the background..
But I loved the surprise in the middle of ‘I Let You Go’ which seemed to divide reader’s opinion. Some felt it was misleading – I thought it was good planning and inventive on the author’s part.
I love a good who-dunnit (remember Broadchurch, ahhh flippin loved that programme – and David Tennant ooooh).
Well, on Sunday night the hubster introduced me to Sky Atlantic’s current who-dunnit.
A Night Of.
Since finishing Stranger Things on Netflix about a month ago, I’ve been in search of a new binge-fest box-set. Aside from downloading all of Sex And The City to sneak in here and there (it makes me want to drink fizz and whisky. Hmmmm) and The Get Down (which is more of a music development story) I’ve been craving a gripping mystery.
A what happened?
Did he do it?
What’s going to happen to him now?
Cleverly filmed, love the camera angles – it’s as if you’re amongst the drama. The girl in the back of the cab talking to the driver, the conversation is filmed through the rear-view mirror. I love little things like this. Builds up a bit of tension.
I also love the little snatches of camera angles of what the character’s are up to – actions, no words. A sergeant clearing up his desk items and signing out as another one signs in; no words exchanged just simple actions.
Simple actions that jivvy the story along, a subtle indication signalling the end of their shift.
And the beginning of a new day. A new day of what’s going to happen??
I think the writer’s and screenplay have done a fantastic job in creating interesting character’s and intricately portraying them on screen. Wow, I hope I sound like I know what I’m talking about haha!
From the lawyer who has eczema on his feet and wears sandals to air them, to the main character who suffers from asthma. Little interesting traits that are played upon and trickled into the storyline.
Also the opening credits are mint – they remind me of the beginning of the likes of True Detective and Hannibal.
I wore this blue and white dress to an evening do at a wedding last weekend. Not to everyone’s taste but I love a bit of pattern – espesh a nod to the sixties.
It’s actually from Next and a purchase I made last summer. I took it on my hols to Turkey.
It didn’t get much wear after then as I was preggers.
Poor dress, must’ve been feeling a bit lonely and neglected. So I took her out on Saturday night.
My cream sandals are from H&M and I kid you not, they are about seven years old (told you I’m in desperate need of a fashion haul). Just need to ration the cake eating a little more. And do a few buggy bootcamps. You can then catch my Fashion Haul on Elle Blonde in October.
Ouch this is embarrassing. I haven’t made anything. Does making the tea count??
I am obsessed with Ellie Goulding’s Still Falling For You.
I love this lasses voice and absolutely adored Love Me Like You Do from that naughty Fifty Shades film.
Steven Halpern’s Comfort Zone has also been on my playlist this past week. We listen to it in Postnatal Yoga (more of this in future blog posts) and it’s so relaxing. I’m actually listening to it right now – it’s become my writing music.
Last week was a super busy week!
The start of a new school term has brought with it all the baby groups – hurrah! From Baby Bootcamp to Baby Massage, Tots ‘n’ Tums and Jolly Babies (keep toot for more about these in future blog posts).
Yep – I know. I’ve turned into a baby-group whore. I never thought I would be one for going to groups but ha there you go. It keeps me sane.
I’m embracing it (see my post on how it also helps PND here).
Throw in a McMillan Cancer coffee morning too and a mammies night out on Friday anyone would think I was on my ‘Summer Holidays’ 😉 (inside joke – or maybes not. I think I’ve explained it in a previous post??)
Regardless, doing all this (bar mammies night out) with a little human in tow is bloody hard work.
Especially when she shits herself (covering me) in the middle of the raffle being drawn at the coffee morning.
Good job I had a black top on.
I nearly wore white.
What an effing disaster that would’ve been??
Right – Mammies Night Out. I went out to Maharaj’s Lounge, an Indian Restaurant in Blyth, with the girls I met when we all did Lush Tums Pregnancy Yoga (more about this too in future blog posts).
The last time I went to Maharaj’s I was actually pregnant with Ella but didn’t know it. Ooooops. I drank a loooottt of wine and shots that night. Bah – she’s turned out fine hasn’t she ??!
We had loads of fun with the staff – they’re good crack. They also told us about their Tapas Tuesday, which may be another possible Mammies night out. In the not too distant future either.
Perfect way to end a chaotic week – with a delightful Kir Royale in The Wallaw
What have you been up to?
Love Missuswolf xxx
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