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


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


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


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


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

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