Tempting Fate and Saving Ideas


When Gabby first met Elliott she knew he was the man for her. In twenty years of marriage she has never doubted her love for him – even when he refused to give her the one thing she still wants most of all. But now their two daughters are growing up Gabby feels that time and her youth are slipping away. For the first time in her life she is restless. And then she meets Matt . . .

Intoxicated by the way this young, handsome and successful man makes her feel, Gabby is momentarily blind to what she stands to lose on this dangerous path. And in one reckless moment she destroys all that she holds dear.

Consumed by regret, Gabby does everything she can to repair the home she has broken. But are some betrayals too great to forgive?

It didn’t take me long to read this one as I became completely involved in the story line and the lives of the characters.  There was a certain amount of familiarity having already entered the “afternoon” of my life.   Admittedly should I meet a “Matt” I would indeed be flattered but it says a lot about your current level of happiness as to what you might do about it.  I completely understand Gabby’s feelings and thought process, after all, I haven’t always been this happy.  She knew, the very moment she had changed her life and there was no going back.  No matter the outcome of that brief moment, she would have to live with it.  Of course, it changes the life of everyone….we all know a Gabby…..or a male version of Gabby….we never think it will happen to us…but it could,  it was absolutely heart aching  in places and oh so familiar in others.  A great, thought provoking read….and takes you back to school dinners in England, I remember that tray cake too…and I loved it!  Another fabulous Jane Green read…..

Paperback at the moment just £3.99

Tempting Fate

I have decided to purchase a Kindle in the New Year as a treat…any recommendations would be appreciated hugely.

In other news I have been panic sorting the spare room 2 so that it can be used on Christmas Eve…. ended up with 12 charity shop bags..

Today carpet fitted in our bedroom so that tomorrow we can move out of spare room 1 and back into our old room again…yay!!

The cats….. Timmy Twoshoes has been caught red handed, or red pawed chewing the plant Christopher has brought in from outside trying to save and Molly Topshop spent the day on the windowsill  in the rain after having a wee three times in the living area….

My new food processor has finally been used and yes, the Kenwood is performing quite nicely….


Banana loaf…recipe taken from Deliciously Ella – slightly changed with honey instead of maple syrup and chocolate chips instead of raisins and olive oil instead of coconut oil…sometimes you just have to go with what you have in the cupboard….currently waiting for myLucy Bee Extra Virgin Organic Raw Fair Trade Coconut Oil 300ml (New Size)
to be delivered.

Find the Deliciously Ella recipe in full here.

And along with wrapping what feels like a thousand Christmas presents today…planning the creations I would like to have a go at in the new year as a part of  my learning new crafts year….

I am thinking crochet –


I am thinking beading –


Anything out of the ordinary –


I hugely look forward to choosing my first project.

Now….I am off to the bedroom to lie on the carpet in the middle of the floor and imagine getting the bed back in there tomorrow.  The tree must go up tomorrow, more charity bags to fill and presents to wrap…but what a fun time it has been.

Happy Saturday!!

Geri x

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