book discussion

A couple of recent cosy mystery reads

You can’t go wrong with a cosy mystery in my book… There are a few series which I return to time and again, including the two which are under discussion today. First up is Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins by James Runcie.  This series is the basis for the ITV crime drama Grantchester, […]

4 Sep 2017


Three tips for charity shopping

I love a good rummage through a charity shop.  A few years ago, I wouldn’t have dreamed of setting foot in one, but times have definitely changed and I’ve found some of my favourite clothes in charity shops.  You’re also donating to a good cause and shopping more ethically.  Shopping AND saving the planet? What’s […]

15 Aug 2017


A-Z of Me

I first saw this post on Aimee’s blog and it was so much fun to read, I had to complete it too! A. Age – 30.  It’s an age that polarises people; some don’t want to be that old, others wish they could be that young again! B. Biggest fear – I have two, spiders […]

9 Aug 2017


My favourite TV programmes are ending: Pretty Little Liars

SPOILERS AHEAD Recently it seems like lots of my TV faves are ending.  For today’s post, can I say first of all… yes, I’m 30, yes I watch PLL (and other high school dramas).  I watched the final ever episode weeks ago, and ever since then I’ve been ruminating on how I feel about it […]

7 Aug 2017

book discussion

Maggie Reviews: Beatrix Potter and Operation Bunny

Hello everyone, Maggie the guinea pig here again to share what I’ve been reading with my mum, Llinos.  Regulars will know that I appreciate any carrot you may have in exchange for my honest review…*munch munch* OK, back to the books.  The first one I have for you today is The Story of Beatrix Potter […]

4 Aug 2017


Nails Inc Sparkle like a unicorn nail polish duo

Today I am here to review some nail polishes which I bought recently for £15, the Nails Inc Sparkle Like A Unicorn set. Can we just appreciate why I was drawn to purchase the set…. 1) I adore nail polish, 2) I love unicorns, 3) the polishes are sooo pretty and 4) the box is […]

1 Aug 2017


Ten films which I’ve watched recently

Today’s post is exactly what it says on the tin… Ten films which I’ve watched recently. A Walk in the Woods This is a film based on the book by Bill Bryson.  After a funeral, Bill decides to hike the 2,000 mile Appalachian Trail, but he needs someone to go with him.  The only person willing […]

28 Jul 2017


Feeling inspired by Martyn Hett

I didn’t post this directly after Martyn’s funeral, because I really wanted to make this something that I would be proud of writing, and also to make it a fitting tribute to Martyn. Martyn Hett was one of the people killed during the recent Manchester terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert.  Although there were […]

26 Jul 2017


Which of Henry VIII’s wives am I?

It’s a question that a Tudor history geek like me needs an answer for… which of Henry VIII’s six wives am I most like? I took this test to find out. Before the test, I did think about what the result might be.  It seemed likely that the test would say that I was most […]

25 Jul 2017