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Pretty stationery: #NationalStationeryWeek

It’s the final day of #NationalStationeryWeek and all week I have been walking you through how to take up penpalling. Today though, to celebrate the end of the week, we are going to have a look at some of my favourite stationery supplies! First up, cute post its, and not just individual packs, but books […]

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Why advertising on other blogs is worth it

Recently I’ve seen the odd blog post and tweet about why it isn’t worth advertising your blog on someone else’s blog, because the return is so small.  In 2015 I wrote this post about the reasons why I choose certain blogs to sponsor.  However today I am here with a slightly different slant to encourage […]

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Feeling like a blogging fraud?

Stay with me here now please readers, because I realise this might sound a little strange.  But some days I feel like I am not a blogger, and like I am about to be found out. I know what you’ll say.  “But, Llinos, this is your blog, you are clearly a blogger!”  “You have written […]

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This is my 500th blog post!

I am really bad at marking blogging milestones and social media numbers but today I am making an effort, because this is a really worthy milestone.  Today marks my 500th blog post.  I actually started blogging in January 2014 (although that was under a different name) so I thought today I would share a couple […]

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Snail mail plans for February

I love snail mail and have several penpals, and I really need to discuss this more on the blog.  Here are my snail mail plans for February. Mail tag A mail tag is a list of questions to ask your penpal.  It could be simple questions like ‘What did you do at the weekend?’ or […]

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Why I Don’t Set Social Media Goals

  It’s the first month of the new year, and I’ve seen lots of bloggers set their social media goals for 2017.  Also, at the end of 2016, there were so many bloggers asking for help to reach their 2016 goals.  Here’s why I don’t make social media goals. OK, maybe I am being a […]

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Bloggers who share their whole lives online… what are the rules?

So we have some pretty big news: The kids and I want to introduce you guys to Richard, and this exciting new chapter that is starting in our life:) Please click through to the post link in my profile to read many more details, and thank you in advance for all of your amazing support […]

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Why I’ve Stopped Blogging Lately

Over the course of a few months I have gone from blogging five times a week, to a couple of times a week, to barely once a month.  So what’s happened? In September I began a new job, and overnight I went from working in an office where everyday was the same to working varied […]

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Welsh Wednesday: Books and Wales

Today we are back with Welsh Wednesday with a discussion about books set in Wales, with Welsh connections or that are written in Welsh!  Tayler and I share a passion for books so it seemed about time that we brought that into our monthly series. A book I want to mention is called Cysgod Y […]

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Where I read

Reading is, for me, a ritual.  It’s a part of my day that is entirely for me, with the purpose of allowing myself to be relaxed and entertained.  I thought it might be fun to tell you about where I read. First, a confession.  I am not the type of reader who drinks or snacks […]