The Sunday Post #55 – Fall Back, Slow Down, Change Time

Posted 25 October, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 54 Comments

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The Sunday Post #55 – Weekly Wrap-up

Welcome to my Sunday Post. Thank you toΒ Kimba over at The Caffeinated Reviewer, who is hosting this weekly event. It is the perfect opportunity to share what happened here on my own blog, as well as some of the happenings elsewhere in the Blogosphere.

As you know, I spent the week in Spain, and wile the beginning of the week was a little cool, it warmed up, and we actually stayed at the beach for the afternoon. My husband and the kids went into the water, I kind of dipped my feet in, but that was enough for me. Sitting in a beach chair with my kindle, feeling the sun on my face, and the slight breeze in my hair was very good! Now, we have no more breaks until Christmas, and so we need to hang on with both hands for this last stretch of the year.

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These pictures were taken from my balcony on Thursday evening, with my iPhone, and using no kind of filter. The colors were so beautiful I couldn’t stop myself from taking a new picture every minute!

Last night, we changed to winter time, so it will get dark earlier. I hope we’ll have some sun for a little while longer, as the dark makes me want to hibernate, but the sun is worth getting up for πŸ˜‰

This week’s posts:

This week’s reviews:

Elsewhere in the Blogosphere:

Celine @ Nyx Bookreviews had a great post about Growing Up Without E-Books.

Michelle @ Because Reading is Better than Real Life has a feature going on, where there are guest posts about a book and a monster. On Friday, Lola was Sharing a post about Mermaids. And you should check out all these posts, there are demons, vampires, dragons…

Jeann @ Happy Indulgence has found not only one, but two co-bloggers. Go on over and welcome Aila and Jenna!

Lola @ Lola’s Reviews wonders What Makes for Good World Building.

Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup has a how-to post up for bloggers using Blogger: Rock the SEO and photo-tagging for Blogger.

What have you been up to this past week? Don’t forget to leave me a link so I can come visit your Sunday Post as well.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend, and that next week will be filled with awesome!

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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54 responses to “The Sunday Post #55 – Fall Back, Slow Down, Change Time

  1. Nice pics Lexxie! I’m not a fan of the earlier dark either, the one thing about this time of year I really don’t like. Love the holidays this time of year, but still need sun! πŸ™‚

    Nice links, I’ve been enjoying those posts over at Michelle’s. have a nice week.

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #114
    • Yeah, sun and light is definitely important. And here in Europe, we don’t have all the holidays you guys have, we have neither Halloween nor Thanksgiving, we do have something we call the Escalade in the beginning of December, though, which is a local holiday in Geneva.
      Thanks for stopping by, Greg πŸ™‚

    • I agree, the colors are so wonderful in fall, they’re crisper somehow, maybe because the weather is a little cooler πŸ™‚
      I’m glad you gained an hour when you got up this morning, Trish πŸ™‚ I did the same thing, but I had to hurry up and drive one of my sons to the ice rink for his hockey game…

  2. That sunset! Stunning! I hope you had a great time in Spain. (Is it possible to NOT have a great time in Spain?) Sitting on the beach reading sounds like a great way to spend a week. I’m struggling a bit to adjust to the earlier dark this year, but I’m definitely enjoying the cooler temperatures that autumn has brought. I was done with DC’s heat and humidity.

    Have a great week!

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  3. I need to copy you and put more pics on my blog because I LOVE your pics. Thanks for sharing a wee little slice of your vacation! I’m glad it warmed it so you could get a shot of sunshine before the winter dark. Holy cow, winter time already!! I’ll have to check to see when we switch, it’s got to be soon *sob*.

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    • I love sharing pics every now and then, but I should try to do it even more often – I also love looking at pictures on other blogs πŸ™‚
      I wish there was no change of time between summer and winter… I don’t really have a choice, though πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by, Kristin.

  4. Amy

    Great pics! The colours are so beautiful!! I don’t blame you for taking so many photos, I was the same during sunrise in Milan πŸ˜€ it makes you think all kinds of wonderful things doesn’t it?
    On the break front, at least you have something to look forward to in Christmas πŸ™‚ whoop! Time off and all that. I hope you enjoyed Spain.
    Have a great week,
    Amy x

    • Yes, a beautiful sunset or sunrise just makes everything seem clear and bright somehow πŸ™‚ We had a really good time in Spain, it’s always nice to go there to relax and recharge our batteries πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by, Amy.

  5. Those pics of the evening sky in Spain are gorgeous Lexxie! And it sounds like you had a great break…. And are hopefully ready to take on the rest of the year!

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  6. Ok so I am going to admit that I love when it gets dark early. I don’t know why I just do. Ours starts next Sunday I am rather excited about it lol. The dark and chilly nights just make me want to cuddle with the dog and read. I would have said the kids but if you cuddle and read with them, they talk to much and wiggle around and stretch…the dog just stays in one place and doesn’t talk πŸ˜‰ I am and always will be a winter girl.

    Those pictures are breathtaking, the sky is beautiful like that. Those pinks and oranges in the sky are always so pretty.

    I hope you have a wonderful week Lexxie! Happy Reading! ox

    Michelle@Because Reading recently posted: Week in Read-view & The Sunday ~ Awesome Blog week!
    • I actually love winter, too, Michelle, but I prefer it when it’s nice and light outside. When I was a kid, I spent all my time either skating or cross-country skiing; even in the evening.
      While I get the staying inside, huddled up on the couch and reading a good book, I can do that even during the day πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for stopping by, Michelle!

    • Thank you, Kim! The colors were even more spectacular for real, but I am very happy with how the pictures turned out.
      The extra hour of sleep is already used up, it seems… maybe I will feel it tomorrow, too, when we have to get up early for school and work πŸ™‚

    • Yup, we went to Spain for the kids’ week of fall vacation πŸ™‚ It was very nice!
      I enjoy the cold, too, but I don’t really enjoy the dark all that much. Now it’s just after six pm, and it’s pitch dark already… Which means that when I leave my class on Tuesday it will be dark already, and that just makes it harder πŸ™‚

  7. Spain sounds wonderful and those pictures are lovely. Our time change is this coming weekend, blergh, but an extra hour of sleep Saturday night will be nice.

    I also tend to hibernate when it gets dark. Is it spring yet? πŸ˜›

    Have a good week!

  8. Gorgeous photos! You live in gorgeous places….I always enjoy seeing my son’s photos of various places in Europe where he has been.

    I think our time change is next weekend….it used to be the last one in October, but then they changed it. I always feel a bit confused about it…LOL.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    • There are many beautiful places in the US, too, Laurel-Rain! We’re quite lucky here in Europe, though, because other countries are very close, but both the culture, the language and the food differs from one country to the next πŸ™‚
      A few years ago, our time change was in late September, now it’s late October… I would love to see some actual research to prove that it actually does save electricity to change the time like this!

  9. Sounds like you enjoyed your week of vacation! Those pictures are stunning! What a sight it must’ve been to see that in real life. We also switched to winter time yesterday. I enjoyed an extra hour of sleep ;). I hope you’ll have a great week!

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  10. Those pictures are beautiful and it sounds like you had a nice trip. It is getting darker earlier here too and by the time I get home it feels later than it really is. I hope you have a great week!

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  11. Oh wow, those are beautiful photos! I love seeing the colors in the sky on certain nights. I’m glad you had a nice break – I hope your time leading up to Christmas goes well. :O) Our time here changes on Saturday (Halloween). It’s always strange to have it be dark really early. haha


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  12. Oh I just love those pictures! The colors are gorgeous! I would have had to take pictures too πŸ˜€ I’m with you on the hibernating when winter gets here and it gets dark earlier. We are going to be turning our time this weekend so it will be getting dark here earlier as well. I hope you are having an amazing week so far!

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    • Thanks, Jaclyn πŸ™‚ Yes, those colors blew me away, so beautiful, and the pictures turned out really well, too.
      I hate switching between summer and winter time, but we don’t really have a choice. I hope it will not be too dark in your corner of the world once the change happens this weekend.

  13. Those photos are lovely, Lexxie! I’m happy y’all had such a nice time in Spain. The time switch is hard. Of course, I have no issue getting up – was up at 3:58 this morning. But I can’t stay up… We’ll just have to enjoy the sun as much as we can! I hope your week is off to a good start – oh, and that last week was great, too! *ha* Looking forward to our chat… **BIG HUGS**

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    • Thank you, Brandee! I never want to go back to Geneva when we’re in Spain. It’s so nice and warm close to the sea, and the food is so good πŸ™‚
      I don’t really have any trouble getting up in the morning these days, either, but I would love to take a nap in the afternoon πŸ˜€
      I look forward to our chat to, my dear! *BIG HUGS*

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