I’ve been trying to clear some space on my shelves. Who knew that removing books would lead to my bookcase integrity failing? Fortunately, there were so many books wedged in that the shelf sort of just plopped down to rest on them and I stopped the rest of the books flying off onto Scully. Hopefully it can be fixed, because it seems a bit wasteful to throw it out if it just needs more sturdy brackets attaching.

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last update since we keep going on ten mile walks and then I spend the next day feeling knackered. We walked all the way into Milford on Sea along the precarious cliff top. See exhibit one: Bench of Doom:

Then this past weekend it was Bournemouth Air Show, so we walked from Hengistbury Head, along the promenade all the way into Bournemouth, watching planes fly past, and then back again after polishing off some street food. I stumbled upon a former colleague at her beach hut, and caught up a bit which was nice. And got to sit down to watch the Red Arrows. I’m not sure Scully was impressed but she was much less scared of the planes than she is of fireworks and she got to make a new friend.

I’ve got to wonder how long they’ll keep doing air shows, since they’re not great for the environment, the planes are getting old now and the cost of fuel must be sky high.

This photo is from a few (actually ten!) years ago, but pretty sure it was the same Red Arrows cloudy day display:

Since my last update, I reviewed The Monsters We Defy, shared the September releases on my radar and did a round up of my 20 Books of Summer reading.

I finished reading Ithaca by Claire North, which I will have a review of this week, as well as Love on the Brain, which was more of the same from Ali Hazelwood (still cute).

New books acquired:

Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus
Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki
The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo
Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
The Last Wild Horses by Maja Lunde (ebook)
A Short History of the World According to Sheep by Sally Coulthard (audiobook)