feminism

I am a woman and I’m not apologising for it

Being a woman can be a minefield.  Skirt too short?  You’re a slut.  Too long? You’re dressed too old for your age.  If you wear makeup, you’ll get looks for wearing too much or too little.  Don’t shave? You’re disgusting.  Shave in the winter? How vain. However, those are the aesthetics.  I haven’t mentioned all […]

18 Nov 2017

history

5 Questions for the Queen

When The Crown was first released last year, I watched the first episode, thought it was boring and forgot all about it.  I gave the series another go last month and really enjoyed it second time around!  So before the second series comes out in December, here are some questions that I wish I could […]

15 Nov 2017

book discussion

Halloween Read-A-Thon Wrap Up

I took part in the Halloween Read-A-Thon hosted by Wonderless Reviews and today I’m wrapping up the challenge by reviewing the books.  The good news is that I completed all of the books on my TBR. After I’ve Gone by Jane Green This was an intense read which I could barely put down… It also features […]

10 Nov 2017

book discussion

Spooktacular Blogger Book Nook

This month’s Blogger Book Nook post is a little late, just because I read my book choice over Halloween night and into November.  The theme was, of course, all things spooky.  First up with the questions, then I will tell you all about the ghost story which I read. Q1) Has a book ever scared […]

6 Nov 2017

cancer

18 years ago today…

18 years ago today, I woke up just like any other schoolgirl.  Well, except for the agonising stomach pain that I experienced daily.  But, I was on the cusp of puberty, and everyone kept telling me I’d start my period any day now.  So I got up, had my breakfast, got dressed, and went to […]

1 Nov 2017

chat

Things I don’t understand

You’ve read the title, now let’s jump into it. I don’t understand why society tells women how to dress and behave in order to avoid sexual attacks. How about, I don’t know, we um…. bring up our boys to understand rape and violence against women is wrong???!!! A woman can be wearing a trench coat or […]

30 Oct 2017

book discussion

Cosy Reading Night recap

I’ve mentioned that I was taking part in #CosyReadingNight, so today I’m going to share how the evening went.  It was held between 7pm-10pm on Friday 20th October and you can see my TBR here. I started things off by getting into the bath!  I like my baths pink and bubbly.  When I was comfy […]

23 Oct 2017

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