Sunday, August 13

My week in pictures #233

(From top left) This week I watched 'The Life Aquatic' for the first time and loved it. I fell on the rocks on Tuesday... more details below. My boyfriend came to my recuse with an old iPhone so I am no longer phoneless. I do not like mapping in the rain... I was soaked! The sun finally came out again on Saturday. Probably really late to the party but I've been binge listening to my 'My Dad Wrote a Porno' and finally it laugh out loud funny.
Week five of my mappy project was definitely the most difficult so far. Everyone is getting more and more tired meaning things in the house are a little tense. Especially when you can't go out anywhere or see other people.

To help kick off my rubbish week I was mapping a particularly slippy part of the coast on Tuesday morning. I was being very careful but still managed to slip on a wave cut platform, cutting my hand and really hurting my wrist. As I was totally on my own I had no choice but to sit on the rocks until I got over feeling sick then drag myself the mile or so back to Durness. 

After I got patched up I spent the rest of the day lying on the beach feeling sorry for myself. Wednesday was improved by my new phone arriving for me - the battery is a bit dodgy but it has a great camera so it will do for now.

I've made up so many days so far that I was able to take both Wednesday and Sunday off... which both ended up being pajama days to make up for having to keep working. Apart from this I've got nothing interesting to update you all on.

Final push for the last thirteen days and I'll be home!

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Monday, August 7

My week in pictures #232

(From top left) Naps on the way home in the car with Bernie. Finally another sunny day mapping. I finally got round to watching the last season of Grimm... and cried! Fish and chips on a Saturday night was perfect.
This week I managed another six days of mapping only taking Sunday 'off' but there was still plenty of work to do. It was a mixed bag with the start of the week being really wet (and tears as I sat in torrential rain) to the end of the week when it ended up being quite nice. After a bit of retracing my steps I got a ton of work done.

Halfway through Wednesday I finally reached the halfway point of my 35 day mapping project - I couldn't be more relieved to be finally on the home straight.

Thursday saw the sad end of my much loved Moto G - the touch screen has been slowly going for a few weeks but it finally gave up for good. Meaning this post was difficult to put together and I'm going to have to retrace my steps to retake the photos I've referred to in my notebook. 

If you saw last weeks 'Week in Pictures' post you'll have seen the plea to my mum about a care package... well that hasn't turned up yet and to be honest I don't think she is taking it seriously. It is now four weeks since I've been in civilisation! 

This week on G is for Gingers: Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10

Friday, August 4

Book Review | Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10 

"This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship.

A chance for travel journalist Lo Blacklock to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse.

Except things don't go as planned.

Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. But the records show that no-one ever checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.

Exhausted and emotional, Lo has to face the fact that she may have made a mistake – either that, or she is now trapped on a boat with a murderer..."

When my flatmate bought this book the blurb caught my attention straight away. I was looking for an easy read after my exams so bought it for my kindle for only £1.99 and I wasn’t disappointed.

The story kept me turning the 'pages' and I finished it in just over a week because I wanted to know what happens. I can’t say too much about the plot that isn’t on the back of the book for fear of giving away the story.

I do get slightly annoyed when books take a while to get to the ‘main part’, which has been described already. The body was thrown overboard around quarter of the way through so I was waiting for it to happen. I understand some background has to be set but still for me this could have happened a little quicker. I also found it difficult to empathise with Lo at the beginning because I felt the way she treated her boyfriend was quite cruel and honestly I don’t like that trait in anyone. However, I did feel that change when you start wanting the other people on the ship to believe Lo then start doubting every other passenger.

Before buying the book I read some of the amazon reviews, which almost put me off. Apart from some people thinking the main character was unlikeable they also said ‘the end was predictable’ which I couldn’t disagree with more. I couldn’t predict what was going to happen and the twist near the end caught me by surprize.

Saying this was the best crime/thriller I’ve ever read wouldn’t be true but I did really enjoy it. Maybe the plot is a little far fetched but they so often are and this story has something different. If you’re looking for a good, easy page turner I’d recommend The Woman in Cabin 10.

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