Monday 23 March 2009

Bookersatz Review & Chocolate Eating

The lovely ladies at the fabulous Bookersatz site, where they review books of all genre, taste and style, have very kindly posted my review on Denyse Kirkby's excellent book, From Zaftig to Aspie.

So please pop over, have a read and even leave a comment if you'd like to (pretty please). It's the first book I've ever reviewed, so please be gentle.

I had a wonderful Mothers day, and the first one for eleven years where I woke up to my children in the same house as me, as Mothers Day always seems to be on a Sunday when they're at their father's house for the weekend. However, this weekend, he was going out for the evening, and as I didn't see the point of them being at his house when he wasn't there, especially when they could be at home with me, I kept them. It was the best present - although the enormous box of chocolates and the gorgeous card was a wonderful bonus.

I was also given a pretty orchid, small box of chocolates, and a funny card from Grumps, but I have a sneaky feeling that R was somehow behind those gifts. I've now managed to almost eat my weight in chocolate, not an easy thing to do, and strangely enough still am happy to eat more. Chocoholic, moi? Surely not.

PS I even finished, and posted, my tax form!


Pat Posner said...

Glad you had a happy Mothering Sunday, Debs. Grumps must be better if he took R to choose such gorgeous prezzies!

Michelle said...

Glad you had a lovely special day. There is something special about being spoilt by your kids ( and your pets!). My little ones proudly chose their presents themselves which were a little 'unusual' but with Daddy's guidance managed to choose a white rose bush (my fav) for the garden.
So pleased it was a special time

Lane Mathias said...

Grumpy is such a thoughtful boy:-)
Glad you had a lovely day.

And your review is just great and I'm really looking forward to reading the book.

DJ Kirkby said...

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I read it on Sunday and posted a link to it from my blog. Your mother's day sounds delightful, did Grumpy sign the card himself? I didn't get any choclate this year but I did get a new garden :) Congrats on finishing your tax forms, I hated that so much when I lived in Canada, I hope it never becomes a must do in England.

Anonymous said...

You sound as though you had a lovely day and how thoughtful of Grumpy!
I shall go and read your review now:) and thank you by the way for your comments on weight...I'm just dwelling on the fact I used to be 7stone 12...many years ago :)

Amanda said...

What a lovely doggie you have - I'm going to have words with Molly x

Troy said...

Just been over to Bookersatz and left a comment (I'm a sucker for a "pretty please"). You've done an excellent review.
Am rather concerned about your chocolate intake - do I detect literary licence in your wording? (I however also notice a non definitive timeframe and suspect we eat our body weight in virtually everything over a long enough period. It's observations like this that make Mrs Troy tell me that I need to "get a job").

Phillipa said...

Debs. Glad you had a special Mother's Day. P x

Unknown said...

What a lovely Mother's Day and how easily I could eat my own weight in chocolate. ;o)

Just off to read the review...

Ladybird World Mother said...

Eating own weight... me too. Just going to pop another chocolate in while I go over and read that review. Glad you had a good day!

Melissa Amateis said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day!

Kaye Manro said...

So glad you had a wonderful mother's day with the family, Debs. What nice gifts too! I can always go for chocolate.

DAB said...

In celebration of completing your Tax Form have a bar of chocolote on me. Now let's go over and review that review :) TFx

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

pat p - thanks. I think he's much better now, especially having managed all that shopping.

mickmouse - I love the presents the children give. Your rose sounds so beautiful, how lovely.

lane - isn't he clever?

Thanks so much. DJs book is wonderful.

dj - my pleasure, and it was all true.

A new garden, how wonderful. I love my garden so much.

motherx - I think I was about 16 when I was that weight, but certainly never as an adult :)

amanda - lol, poor Molly.

troy - thanks for the comment, I shall go over and have a look.

I did use a bit of poetic (well, literary licence) but not much!

phillipa - thanks.

shirley - it was a wonderful day.

lwm - lol, so funny. Hope you liked the review, the book is brilliant.

melissa - it was.

kaye - thanks, it was a great day, especially with all that chocolate.

tf - oh all right, if you insist. One more bar couldn't possibly hurt!

claire p said...

Glad you had such a great day. I didn't get the chocs (got them for my birthday though) but got a lovely plant, not quite the whole new garden that DJ got (am going to have to do that one myself).

And if you ever get fed up with the chocolate I'm here.

HelenMWalters said...

Thanks for doing such a great review for bookersatz. Hope it will be first of many.

Chris Stovell said...

Hmm, feel for you on the 'Dad's weekend' bit - have got a few years of that behind me, too. My two are all grown up now but still make a nice fuss of me. Well done on the review.

CC Devine said...

Orchid and choccies - great pressie! What more could a mother want?

Will pop over to check out your review now.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

claire p - sounds like you had a lovely day too.

If I ever get fed up of chocolate, I have a chocoholic daughter who would take over any that was left :)

helen - thanks so much, I hope so too.

chrish - I'm used to it now, but my dad always feels sorry for me when I don't have them, bless him.


cc devine - so true.

Thanks for reading the review.