Taking a break

I have been lacking in my blog posts of late due to various reasons.

This past week I’ve had the winter bug that has been doing its rounds. So this past weekend I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about myself, what I want from life etc.

My Nanna has always told me to never change, this is something that has been playing on mind this weekend. What would she say if she knew how much I spend on things? I was thinking of something just the other day and it got me thinking about my maternal grandad. My grandad was in the merchant navy, he dressed smartly, grew a lot of his own vegetables and lived a modest life. I was looking at some expensive interior items and I could hear him saying ‘It costs how much?’.  This got me thinking that the things I was looking at weren’t really me, I don’t have that kind of lifestyle.

I remember when our ‘friends’ (I’m using that word loosely) came into money, our car wasn’t good enough for there new estate. Our life was too simple for them (our life was far from simple). I don’t want to be like that.

What I’m saying is ‘never change’ as a person, your values, your passions and your dreams. Be happy being you. Don’t let others sway you. Yes treat yourself to nice things, but don’t let them own you.

Daphne du Maurier – Rebecca

imageI decided to start off my 2017 reading list with Rebecca, after numerous recommendations from my IG friends. This is my first du Maurier book I’ve read and it didn’t disappoint.

Although the first few chapters were slow, I am pleased I persevered with the book. It just took me a while to get fully absorbed into the story. For a female writer, Daphne du Maurier’s writing style is dark. Rebecca has many twists and turns which keeps the reader wanting to turn the page to find out what’s going to happen next. This was evident at the latter stage of the book.

After reading Rebecca, I am looking forward to reading more of Daphne du Maurier. Initially I would have given the book 4/5 but after completing the book and thinking about the writing style, characters and how gripping it was I would now rate it 5/5.

Rebecca has quite a few characters all of whom were believable. The most memorable character for me was Mrs Danver’s.