The Sunday Post #37

Sunday, May 2, 2021


 Greetings Humans! What a wonderful week we've had! Not only did my Mommy manage to publish 5, five, 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈, posts this week, but all her school work is also up to date. But wait! There's more! We couldn't have ben more proudly South African than we were last Sunday night.

"My Octopus Teacher, the SA Netflix documentary that caught the world’s attention when it was released last year, has taken home the Oscar for Best Documentary. The documentary was a firm favourite going into the awards after scooping 20 international awards in the lead up to the ceremony. It tells the story of filmmaker Craig Foster befriending an octopus in a life-changing journey documented on film."
Congratulations to our fellow South African hotshots. Halala! 

Adding to the Litter


We shouldn't be adding anything to our toppling TBR list and especially not on the Review pile. We are falling a little bit behind. But as you know, my Mommy tend not to listen to the wisdom of her fluffy white cat. 


Einstein: The Fantastic Journey of a Mouse through Space and Time by Torben Kuhlmann - From Netgalley. This was the first time we've requested a kiddies book from Netgalley and I think it's rather a good choice.

Clouds in my Coffee by Julie Mulhern - From BookBub. We've been meaning to start this series for some time. Now we can! 

Caught Dead Handed by Carol J. Perry - I think it was from Amazon Daily Deals. Don't know this series, but it does seem worth the try. 

Scratching the Blog Pole


We had 5 posts this week! Nope, I have no idea how that is possible. But my Mommy pulled it off! Don't expect it for the week to come though.

Curious Tuesday #2 - Optimizing Blogger Thanks for all the help and advice! The final verdict is that we will probably stay with Blogger, but just tweak a couple of things here and there. Like changing to our own domain and making a plan with FeedBurner. Watch this space!
Wondrous Words Wednesday - Cabriolet - Did you know that a cabriolet is not only Barbie's dream car, but a type of carriage? We didn't know that!
Six Degrees of Separation - I know what you did and I'm telling Mom! This months Six Degrees started with Beezus and Ramona by Beverley Cleary. We went with the annoying little sister theme. Like me. And my Mommy. 


On the Couch

Currently Reading
 
Absolutely nothing! My Mommy has Book Club tomorrow night and she made sure that there is nothing left on the nightstand to make space for new books. We do have two review books that we still need to read as well. We'll get to it. 

Watching 


The Mitchells vs the Machines. Have your read Yes Please by Amy Poehler? Do you remember the last chapter The Robots will kill us all? Yup, it's happening. But we enjoyed the movie a lot. 

What have you been up to this week?

We've got a busy week ahead of us, but we will try to get to the blog as much as possible. 

Wishing you all a wonderful week and may you have an awesome May!


Lots of Love,


25 comments

  1. What a week you had! Wow. Five posts. I've been blogging almost thirteen years and I've never posted five times in one week.

    I did not realize that Octopus Teacher was from South Africa. Another good reason to watch it.

    I see the cat on the cover of Caught Dead Handed. I know why you chose that one.

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    1. I'm easy to read... I didn't use to read so many books with cats before I started this blog. But it just works so well and I really enjoy it!

      I just had a lot of posts ready last week and my husband was away, so there was a bit of extra time at night. Don't see it happening this week as ballet also starts again this week!

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  2. I don't think I've published 5 posts in the past month! Well done on a productive week. :)

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    1. Hi Nicci! The rest of my April was a bit like that. I think subconsciously I thought I need to make up for it!

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  3. Congrats to SA for The Octopus Teacher !! I really want to see it .... but it's on Netflix and we don't have it currently. We will try to see it somehow. Also I see that an SA actress is the lead in the upcoming series The Underground Railroad (on Prime) based on the Colson Whitehead novel .... actress Thuso Mbedu ... good for her. Enjoy your week.

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    1. There's a lot of hidden talent here in SA! We are nothing if not extremely innovative!

      Hope you will have a good week too.

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  4. I enjoyed the Octopus Teacher so was happy that it won. A blank nightstand? It's just begging to be filled!

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    1. Hi Helen! Don't worry! It didn't stay empty for very long and it's already overfilled again!

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  5. You were busy this week! I still have the Carole J. Perry and Julie Mulhern series to catch up on. Both are so good.

    Hope this is another great week for you!

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    1. I've waiting to read The Julie Mulhern series for ages and really do hope that I'll get to it soon!

      It's been a bit of a hectic week so far, but all good! Just not enough time for blogging..!

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  6. I loved the documentary My Octopus Teacher. The Academy Awards as a program were pretty disappointing, however. My Sunday Salon post

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    1. Hi there Anne! I didn't watch it. I actually haven't watched it for the last couple of years! But we are very, very proud of My Octopus Teacher!

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  7. Oh wow- I need to watch that documentary. And I love that Julie Mulhern series- although I'm a few behind now. I've read that one though- it's good.

    Good luck with Blogger- I'm staying too even though it drives me nuts at times.

    Take care and be have a good week!

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    1. Hi Greg! You will love Octopus Teacher! Really something special.

      I think I still saw the Julie Mulhern series on your blog many moons ago.

      Blogger must stay as it is!!! I don't have the time or the energy to worry about it anymore.

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  8. I haven’t watched The Octopus Teacher yet but I plan to.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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    1. Hi Shelley Rae! It's worth the watch.

      I've had a bit of a hectic week, but no complains!

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  9. I didn't get the Poehler reference, so I'll have to check out the movie and Yes Please, both. Einstein looks cute (I mean the mouse, not the scientist πŸ˜‚) and I enjoyed your #6Degrees post. April has been a rewarding month!
    ~Lex

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    1. I used to think Einstein was an interesting and perhaps even a cute guy, but after I've read The other Einstein, my opinion changed a bit. I think the book is going to be a bit cuter for sure!

      I really enjoyed Yes Please by Amy Poehler and The Robots will kill us all is a chapter at the end of her book and it is hilarious. It is a fun read.

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  10. Yay, lots of blogging! My schedule has gone to pot but I can happily use packing as an excuse. I love Amy Poehler and I’m ashamed to say even though I own it, I’ve still to read it, I’ll need to wait though as it’s in box under many other boxes!

    Have a lovely week and enjoy book club!

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    1. Hi Heather! My last week has been complete chaos as well! But that's life as a teacher and I am used to it by now. Glad to hear you also enjoy Amy Poehler, please read Yes, Please! It's a good read and you will enjoy it! The audio book is great, because she reads it herself!

      Good luck with all the packing!

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  11. Congrats on getting so many posts up! I can't watch to watch The Octopus Teacher. Such an amazing story. <3

    Have a great week!

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    1. Hi Dedra! Thanks! This week I have posted just about nothing. But that's how life goes!

      Hope you enjoy My Octopus Teacher.

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  12. Oh, The Octopus Teacher sounds like a good one. I am glad that you were able to get so many posts done last week. Have a great week and enjoy your new books.

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    1. Thanks Carole! Still a bit of a slow week reading as work has been a bit busy! But tomorrow is Friday and then I'll hopefully have more time reading.

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  13. I LOVE the Caught Dead Handed series! It's a fun cozy with a bit of paranormal and a big orange cat. I hope you enjoy it! I remember when The Octopus Teacher was huge but I never ended up watching it. I'll have to give it a try. Yay for being caught up! Hope you and Elza are getting some quality time and are having a great week!

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