Wonderful Wednesday Forty Nine

wonderful wednesday forty nineI’m scraping the barrel this week but those are the weeks in which it is more important than ever to drag the happy bits to the surface kicking and screaming. These are they*:

A Series of Unfortunate Events. So the show is great, dark and twisty and so very Pushing Daisies in style – watch it. Neil Patrick Harris is fab as Count Olaf. It sticks pretty tight to the story of the first four Lemony Snicket books and Patrick Warburton is brilliant as a deadpan Lemony. It makes this week’s list though for the theme tune alone which has been stuck in my head All. Week. Long.

Look awayyyyyyy.

Smoothies for Breakfast. Current favourite is banana, peanut butter, handful of frozen cherries, handful of spinach and almond milk. Let me know if you have a better version, I’m all ears.

Read it and weep. Still going strong with my resolution to read more, I’ve ploughed through another couple from the book shelf this week – The End of the World Running Club and The Shining. And yes, I’ve read The Shining before but it’s THE SHINING. Both excellent, both will be in next month’s Reading List.  Next up is The Forgetting Time for next month’s book club which I WILL make.wonderful wednesday forty ninePark Run.  I managed my first 5k in the longest time. My hips were on fire (definitely a UTI kind of burn rather than an I’ve-got-this kind of burn) and I was overtaken repeatedly by one smug looking child but I did it. Five unbroken kilometres, running the whole time. Bring on next week.

Swapsies. Or rather, givesies. We have a lounge crammed full of books and as fast as I’m working my way through the books I haven’t read, I’m giving away the ones I have. If I talk about anything in my round ups that you fancy, give me a shout. If it doesn’t belong to someone else and doesn’t have sentimental value to me then it is all yours. Anyone fancy my copy of The Handmaid’s Tale before it becomes a (hopefully) superb TV rendition? Let me know down there somewhere.

Clear Skies. There haven’t been masses of those bright sunshiny mornings this week but I did see that totes bodacious one down there with my spaniel shadows on Saturday morning. Winning.wonderful wednesday forty nineTaboo. It’s Tom Hardy being all dark and Tom Hardyish and making friends with a dog so I’m already totally in. BUT better than that my mate worked on it. So you should definitely watch it for the darkness but also for the quite spectacular and true to source period set decoration. Be sure to comment on how utterly magnificent the whole thing looks won’t you? She’s a clever sausage.

And that’s that. What are your best bits?

*that said, my best bits this week largely involve very dark TV shows or very dark books or being in screaming agony whilst running. Not sure I’ve got the hang of the Wonderful this week but there was Tom Hardy and a dog so…

SallyKate, Helen, JoCatEmma, Sam, Laura, LynseyKerriPeta Sarah, ElJasmin, Debbie  and Mimmi they’re all full of the cheer. >> If you’re in the gang and I’ve missed you off, please please let me know! There are so many now I lose track. 

Let me know if you decide to join in, there’s a hashtag and everything #wonderfulwednesday

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  • Helen

    You and the dog – GORGEOUS! Have a good week – maybe the sun will shine by the weekend…

  • DOGGY.

    Yes to ‘The Forgetting Time’, I absolutely LOVED it and you definitely must read it please. Also Lemony Snickettttt <3 I'm on episode two but so far I love it!

    Also, hilariously, my friend also worked on Taboo! Not actually seen it yet though xx

    Little Miss Katy

  • Appreciate the Day

    Dogs and sunsets can life get better? Also big woop for park run. Lady, I am super impressed with that. Despite playing a lot of sport, running is not my strong point. All that reading sounds brilliant. The only reading I’ve done recently includes those academic textbooks where you have to read everything 3 times just to make sure it’s in english because the words are so confusing!

  • I signed up to Parkrun but haven’t been brave enough to go along yet! Did you go to Paignton or Parke? My nearest is Plym Valley. xx

  • Amy

    Tom Hardy and a dog sounds like a pretty good week to me!

  • I think your dog may actually be prettier than most humans.

    I watched half of the first episode of A Series of Unfortunate Events but I just couldn’t get into it, hmm maybe I’ll have to try again?

    You always take such beautiful photos on your dog walks!

    Have a lovely rest of week and a superb weekend xx

  • Laura Meredith

    That sunrise!! After your last post with a sunrise I had planned to get myself out of bed early on Saturday morning for a sunrise but it was absolutely pouring down with rain!
    Have a great week and weekend! Laura xx

  • Jenny

    There is me feeling chuffed with managing 10000 steps every day (okay most days – okay ffs sometimes) and you doing park runs and all. Welljell 😆😎

  • Ahh, I hope your next week is better Michelle, but loving your ability to find the good stuff in any week, regardless!

    I really like Taboo! So cool that your friend worked on it – I have a friend who works on the art side of things for TV shows too – cool job, hey?



  • How was The End of the World Running Club? Amazon keeps trying to get me to buy it, but I’ve not caved yet.

  • Well done on the running lovely! And what a gorgeous pic of the dogs. I hope you have a lovely rest of the week and that next week is a little kinder to you.
    Peta xx


  • TOM HARDY AND DOGS!!? *furiously searches for that on google*.

    *Hi 5* too for completing your run without stopping. I would say I am inspired to do the same but I am currently munching on a pack of biscuits so….



  • Steph & The Spaniels

    my wonderful Wednesday is knowing I see you, and the pooches of course, NEXT WEEK! Can’t bloody wait! xx
    Love From, Steph & The Spaniels

  • Omg I really want to watch the series of unfortunate events and you made me want to watch it even more. Really interesting post btw 🙂

  • Haven’t seen any of these tv shows at the moment, though am currently loving This Is Us. Well done on the Parkrun, I intend to get back there eventually, having only ever managed one before a long time ago. I took the dog to mine for moral support and she loved it! x

  • Unfortunate events and smoothies: Wonderful Wednesday-ing like a pro.