What’s been happening in June?

June has seemed to fly past in some ways but absolutely drag in others. Probably because I’m heading off on holiday in a couple of days and the countdown to the trip has been on for a while!

June has seen weddings (actually a double wedding!), two wine tasting events, sunshine, BBQs, family dinners, get-togethers with friends and lots of fun and laughter. It’s been a pretty darn good month.

There has also been A LOT of work too. I’m taking 2 weeks off to go on our trip to France so had to work extra hard to get everything completed and scheduled for my clients to cover the period I’m off. It’s hard work preparing for a holiday when you’re a freelancer, but it’ll be totally worth it when I’m relaxing in the sunshine in France!

Books I read in June…

I managed to get through 6 books in June, which is pretty good considering how busy I’ve been. I’m still way behind on my reading challenge, but hoping to do some catching up while I’m on holiday.

The first book I read this month was Ensnared by J.S. Scott. It was a super easy read, if a little too cheesy for me. It’s about a woman who comes into a fortune and then meets a billionaire and falls in love.

Secondly I read Her Last Word by Mary Burton. A young girl was abducted years ago and now a killer appears to be taking down each of the witnesses to the murder, but they have no idea who that could be. Intriguing and easy to read.

Third was Black Heart by Anna-Lou Weatherley. It tells the tale of a killer who stages murders to look as though they are suicides at first look and the efforts of the police to locate them. A decent page-turner.

Fourth was Baby Doll by Hollie Overton, a good read about a girl who escapes after being held captive for years. It goes through her struggle to reintegrate into her family and society and her campaign for justice against her captor. A really good read.

I moved onto The French Adventure by Lucy Coleman, as I thought it would get me in the mood for my holiday to France. It was a feelgood read, but perhaps a little bit too light and fluffy for me.

Last but not least in June was The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry. It was my most favourite read of the month and one I highly recommend.

What’s happening in July?

July is going to be fantastic! On Wednesday I’m flying to Paris with Thomas, my parents, my brother and his wife to begin our holiday. We’re spending three nights in Paris in a gorgeous apartment with a rooftop terrace and views of the Eiffel Tower. Then, we’re flying down to the south of France and are spending a week in a gorgeous villa with a pool (we’ll need it from looking at the forecasted temperatures!).

I always love travelling with Thomas and my family so I’m really looking forward to it. When we’re in Paris we’ve booked a food tour and also want to take advantage of our rooftop terrace and BBQ. When we’re staying in Antibes we plan to take lots of day trips to our favourite places along the coast – Villefranche sur Mer, Cannes, Nice, Eze and more. We’ve also booked a Provence wine tasting event too which should be fantastic. I can’t wait!

And that’s it for another month! As always, thank you for taking the time to check in to my blog and read about all my adventures and musings. If you’re not already then please follow along on Twitter and Facebook to stay even more up to date.  

Emma x