Warming up

It’s been ten years since I wrote! Unbelievable. I’m going to fill up this blank page with stuff just to warm up. Yusuf’s been sleeping long enough. I can pretty much guarantee that as soon as the words start rolling out, he will wake up and want to contribute to the success of this blog (!) so just to keep it short for right now.

I know! I’ll give a book review about my latest read ‘Shopaholic to the Rescue’ by the irrepressible Sophie Kinsella. Strangely enough, the more outrageous Becky Brandon gets, the more believable she is. It starts with her dad jetting off on a secret mysterious mission to ‘put something right’.

My dad would have let us know. My mum would have been patient, trusting him to tell her when he was ready and my sisters and I would have grilled him before he started out (and made sure he had Whatsapp). Obviously, this is not what really exciting families do. Therefore, Becky’s dad disappears along with her best friend’s husband, her mum has hysterics and enlists the help of her best friend, they all pile into an RV along with a posse of helpful and not-so-helpful friends and land in Las Vegas. Whereupon, we realise that Becky does not want to gamble (good girl!) but also does not want to go shopping for herself! Huh? Really???

And the story rolls on with delightful references to Ocean’s Eleven and Love, Actually. Also, letters from the ever-reliable Derek Smeath, the former bank manager of Endwich Bank.

A totally delicious read! Even Yusuf wanted to eat it all up (literally!)