Audible enabling

audibleIn my email tonight there’s a lovely message from my newest, favourite online shop…

I gave their free trial a go and have since joined up for the year on their basic membership.  That lets me have one audiobook per month and a discounted rate on others.

Tonight’s email is a nasty little brute. Temptation abounds and I’m about to share some of my finds with you.  The sale is audiobooks for US$4.95 each.  Here are my picks, some of which will be entering our audio library once I’m done writing this.

The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer
Mary Poppins: The Mary Poppins Series, Book 1 – P.L.Travers
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH – Robert O’Brien
Anne of Green Gables – L.M.Montgomery

And there will be a couple of books specifically for me too, I think.

Please note that the links here have the books at full price.  I presume you will need an Audible account to access the discount.   If you don’t already, then you can always give the free trial a go, like I did and see how you go from there.


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Keeping it real…

I woke up at 5:30am this morning and the smallest Oh Waily wasn’t too long behind me.  Today has been long and one of those days.  Tiredness led to a couple of meltdowns this morning, just before lunchtime.  It took a lot of patience and energy to get through that bad patch.  A power nap was insisted upon by me as we were due to leave for swimming lessons at 1pm.  Thankfully he could have slept standing up by that time, so he managed to get a good 20 minutes and we headed out for lessons.
The youngest Oh Waily’s lesson is at 1:30 while his sister is two classes up and therefore starts at 2:30.  This means a minimum of one and a half hours of swimming or playing in the pool.  Yep, it’s been a tiring old day.  Add in the regular Brownies, a later dinner time and tiredness crept up for another visit.  This one brought tears over not being able to play DnD with Daddy.

Luckily Mr Oh Waily was able to let it all go, and consent to play after which we christened the new game HedBanz and managed to get a bit of joy back in to the tail end of a very long and very tiring day for the entire household.  So tonight you get the short post.  The post about the days that aren’t Pollyanna-perfect.  The one that requires the cat.


Although in this case, it’s not coffee I’m needing but sleep.  So here’s to a ridiculously early night to make up for the ridiculously early morning !

See you all, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed tomorrow.  Preferably with a hot cup of coffee in my hand.