#NationalStationeryWeek: Supplies to begin penpalling

Today is the beginning of National Stationery Week! Which means that it gives me, stationery geek that I am, the opportunity to tell you all about one of my hobbies; penpalling!  I’ve been wanting to blog about it for a while so this seemed like the perfect chance to do so. I will be walking […]

24 Apr 2017


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 […]

19 Apr 2017


What I got for my 30th birthday

At the end of February I turned 30, and it is about time that I shared with you the lovely, generous gifts which I was lucky enough to receive.  I know some bloggers put disclaimers on these type of posts to say they aren’t showing off, but the reason I am writing this post is […]

17 Apr 2017


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 […]

12 Apr 2017


A Decade in Review: My Twenties

  I turned 30 in February (and the photos aren’t ready so I haven’t blogged about it yet whoops) but I thought it would be fun to take a (very brief) look back over my twenties and the events of that decade. You can read the lessons I learnt from my twenties here. 2007-2008, aged 20-21: I […]

7 Apr 2017


Lush Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar Review

Well how could any girl who finds herself in Lush NOT buy this?  It’s a beautifully coloured unicorn horn.  Does anything else need to be said really? When I ran my bath I was expecting multi coloured water but what I did get was what I had been promised: bubbles upon bubbles.  I loved it! […]

5 Apr 2017

guinea pigs

An update from Maggie

Hello, it’s Maggie the guinea pig here.  Lily is the black fur asleep next to me so I will have to do the talking (for some reason I have the reputation of being the boisterous guinea pig around here). Our mum didn’t have the greatest March to be honest, but I told her, look, you […]

4 Apr 2017


Mother’s Day 2017

This year was the first time I spent Mother’s Day with my mum in years, as we live so far apart.  However this year she was staying with us.  It did get a bit confusing, as I had part of her gift and card delivered to her home address, and her visit was on short […]

3 Apr 2017


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 […]

31 Mar 2017