Saturday, 14 April 2012

A Conversation I never imagined

having with any adult, let alone my husband.

So, we've just had a lovely, sunny week in Spain. The thing is, neither the hubby nor I are particularly good at foreign languages. Our Spanish extends to "Halo" and "Gracie"

Having decided on a barbeque at our villa, the hubby dutifully went off to the supermarket to procure lamb chops and chicken breasts (for our kebabs). He returned with chops that looked supiciously like slabs of steak

Me: You're sure this is lamb?
Him, nodding: I went "moo, moo" to the man at the meat counter
Me: Lambs go "baa, baa" (with the wavering baaaa sound) Cows go "moo, moo"
Him, frowning: I didn't want to go "moo, moo", didn't want him to think I meant pigs (we don't eat pork)
Me: Pigs go "oink, oink"

At this point, we both eye the chicken breasts suspiciously

Me: Okay, just tell me
Him: "quack,quack"
Me, shaking head: I'm sure it will taste almost the same

We had an interesting barbeque. My husband might have a Masters degree, but I think he failed nursery school

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Loading up the Kindle

It's almost time for my spring holiday and that means beach and sun and lotsa reading. Which means it's time to load up the Kindle again.

It's a real mixmatch hashup, just the way I love to read

Starters by Lissa Price (YA dystopian)
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Claire (YA steampunk)
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin (YA)
Pandemonuim by Lauren Oliver (YA and I've been desperately waiting for this sequel)

The Passage by Justin Cronin (not really sure what genre, but I'll find out soon enough)
Timeless by Gail Carriger (Steampunk)

This year I've also grabbed some from the Rita Finalist List
The Devil in Disguise by Stefanie Sloane (best first book) historical romance
When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James (regency historical romance)
Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep (young adult romance)