history

My ranking of Henry VIII’s six wives

Ever since I was a child, I’ve done a LOT of reading about the six women unlucky enough to marry Henry VIII, the most famous monarch in English history.  I thought it would be fun to rank them in order of my interest in them. 6. Jane Seymour The queen who bore Henry his beloved […]

19 Oct 2017

book discussion

Halloween Read-A-Thon TBR

When I saw that Charlotte at Wonderfully Bookish was taking part in a Halloween readathon, my first thought was, where do I sign up!  It’s being hosted at Wonderless Reviews. The rules are… 💀 The read-a-thon is going to run from the 10th October – 31st October. 💀 You can join in at any time until […]

16 Oct 2017

chat

Things about South Wales which I still don’t get

I’ve lived in South Wales for over 5 years, but there are still some things I don’t understand.  I’m from North Wales, and of course there’s a bit of rivalry between us from the North and the locals of South Wales.  Today I’m going to tell you what still confuses me as a Northerner living […]

12 Oct 2017

chat

Things I’m looking forward to in October

Instead of looking back at September and telling you about my favourites, I thought I’d try looking ahead at October and telling you what I’m looking forward to this month. Bath time I have some gorgeously smelling new Imperial Leather bath cremes, which I’m excited to use, and at £1 each in Boots, they’re a […]

9 Oct 2017

Blog

Meet my October Advertisers

Yes you read the title correctly, for the first time ever I’m offering advertising on my blog! Today I thought I’d share with you the lovelies who I’m very pleased to be promoting this month. Girl Masked Girl Masked is Kate, a lifestyle blogger and book lover ie a girl after my own heart.  I’ve […]

5 Oct 2017

TV

Films I’ve watched recently on Netflix

You read the title, let’s get into it! The Oranges I watched this because of the cast; Hugh Laurie, Allison Janney, Leighton Meester… In hindsight, I can’t believe they would sign up to this.  The premise is that two families live opposite each other and are best friends.  However, when Leighton comes home after years […]

2 Oct 2017

Blog

Maggie Reviews: How To Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh

Hello! Maggie the guinea pig here, I’m sorry that you haven’t seen me for a while.  A carrot can always tempt me out!  Never fear, today I’m back with a review of Lilly Singh’s ‘How to be a Bawse‘. Lilly is a Canadian Youtuber with 12 million subscribers, and she’s known to her legions of […]

27 Sep 2017

chat

My pet peeves

It’s a sign that you’re a blogger; something annoys you and you feel compelled to write a blog post about it!  Here’s a list of things have been getting under my skin lately. People suggesting I straighten my hair I haven’t straightened my hair that much recently, it’s just so much easier to let it […]

20 Sep 2017

book discussion

Blogger Book Nook: The Assistants by Camille Perri

  I was really excited to get involved with this brand new blogger book club called the Blogger Book Nook. It’s a simple concept created by Abbey and Tabitha and it works so well. There’s a monthly prompt and some questions (this month’s theme is ‘new’, get it?!) to inspire us to 1) read a […]

12 Sep 2017

book discussion

Lucy Worsley’s YA historical novels

Lucy Worsley is an historian who I greatly admire, for her BBC documentaries and her work as Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces.  She has recently released two novels for young readers, and although they may be marketed as Young Adult I found them to be light, engrossing reads for adults.  The first novel is […]

6 Sep 2017