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  1. I'm reading Lost Signals, a collection of spooky short stories around the idea of radio waves, stray transmissions etc. So far so good!
  2. What's Up in October 2017?

    Hey everyone! Hope you're all well. I haven't been around much because I'm swamped with my course. Loving it though! And still finding some time to read, which is great.
  3. What's for Dinner?

    We're having a piri piri stuffed roast chicken, veggies and baby potatoes. It all came together in one tray, looks really tasty.
  4. What's Up in September 2017?

    I'm glad your grandfather is recovering well, Gaia Got everything sorted in the end - the bank gave me the overdraft without bothering to tell me, I realised a few days later when paying a bill. So I also paid my deposit, and am all set up with my student number and email. Halfway through week 2 of the course, and I've decided to tackle all six modules this semester (rather than 3 this semester and 3 in the 2018 Autumn semester). Three of the modules are in stuff I have a pretty good grasp of technically, and mostly focus on the technical side, so I think they'll be easy enough (famous last words). The other three are the meatier more theoretical modules and that's where the real learning is for me. Love it so far! Hope everyone is well
  5. Read Local Girl Missing over two evenings. Very readable, enjoyed it. Kind of an odd ending, imo. Not as good as Last Seen Alive, but still good. I've bought Copycat by Alex Lake (I now have two different thrillers by this name on my Kindle! Really got to start reading what I have before buying more). That will probably be my next read.
  6. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    Yup. Part one is the kids section of the book, part two will be the adults section. Apparently a lot darker too.
  7. What's the weather like?

    The afternoons are still 17 degrees here, but with cold mornings and nights. Also some very heavy rain, so very changeable weather.
  8. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    Watched IT in the cinema. Enjoyed it - knew the basic story but never read the book or seen any other version. Felt very Stephen Spielberg-y in its execution. Wasn't scary at all, though it managed to make me jump once, and the use of the more horror-y elements was really great. The kids were good too - still not as good as the Stranger Things kids, but but good kids with a good script. Looking forward to part 2.
  9. Almost finished Don't Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon. Was expecting it to be much more of a thriller, but really enjoying it regardless. Good character-driven novel.
  10. What's Up in September 2017?

    Yeah I have to admit, I'm tempted to change banks but I'm pretty sure the other main one here is doing the same thing. Might look into Ulster bank maybe. I also never heard back from my bank about the overdraft. Just never got a phone call. My savings will move to my current account tomorrow night anyway, so at this stage I'll just pay the deposit tomorrow night and hopefully be set up Monday. My 'Paint By Numbers' sets also arrived this morning - been seeing a lot of them advertised on Facebook, very detailed paint-by-numbers which are done with acrylics on canvas and look like really cool, slightly abstract paintings when done. Lots of different companies doing them, I saw one offering them half price and they seemed legit so I purchased four of them. Arrived today - huge good quality canvases, clear printing, all the paints, brushes and palettes I need, and even little hooks to hang them on the wall! I could have opted for frames as well, but too expensive. Cannot WAIT to get going with them!
  11. What's Up in September 2017?

    The concept behind the self-service tills is pretty straight forward - scan an item, put it in the bagging area, scan the next one and so on. Select payment type, put in card or cash, and then frantically bag your items in a state of panic while the till shouts PLEASE TAKE YOUR ITEMS. THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT TESCO. PLEASE TAKE YOUR ITEMS. But somehow, something always goes wrong Well, I emailed my course co-ordinator anyway and she was lovely, she said she'll get the lecturers to email me the lectures (it's a fully online course) to my personal email this week while waiting to get set up, which is fantastic because I won't fall behind. The 1 week notice thing is just an element of the type of saving account I have and the bank it's with. I know at least one other bank doesn't have the same limitation on their online savings. Mostly, it works for me, as the 1 week notice prevents me from skimming small amounts off my savings. But in this instance, it's a pain. I really thought getting an overdraft would be a case of walking into the bank, talking to someone for 15 minutes, and being told whether it would be approved or not, and when it would be activated. That's how it worked 10 years ago!!! It'll all work out, I'm just impatient!
  12. What's the weather like?

    That often happens in September. This is probably the coolest September I can remember in recent years - we'd often get temperatures up to and into the twenties in September, sometimes early October. May happen yet I suppose!
  13. I finished Evil Games by Angela Marsons. Enjoyed it, and am warming to the main character a bit, although she's still unrealistically intuitive and occasionally annoying. Also read Lies by T M Logan. Don't really even remember buying it, it might have been on offer on Kindle. It was pretty good, definitely enjoyable to read. Fairly average psych thriller. For once, though, I actually guessed the twist very early on! I immediately dismissed it, because I'm never right, but this time I was Now reading Don't Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon and really enjoying it so far.
  14. What's the weather like?

    Our house is quite cold now, putting the heating on for much longer periods in the evenings. But it's still frequently quite warm in the afternoons outside. It rarely drops below 14-16 degrees over the course of the day. Which to me, is not cold. it's not cold until it's in single digits. Today it's very cloudy, but dry, and there are patches of blue sky. I don't think it will rain, though the forecast says it might, later.
  15. How many books have you read this year?

    I'm up to 60, and 7 ahead of schedule, so very pleased. I'm tearing through them because I've found a couple of police thriller series I'm really enjoying.