books

My May To Be Read List

I did it! I got through April, the looming dissertation deadline, and I even managed to actually read some books! I know, shocking right? I've had to cope with some reading slumps again, but I'm hoping this bank holiday will enable me to get back into it properly. Preferably on the balcony, with a coffee,… Continue reading My May To Be Read List

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‘The Smoke Thieves’ by Sally Green – Book Review

Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this ARC, in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 Stars I so desperately wanted to love this book. I went in with high hopes and expectations, full of excitement when my request was accepted. I’ve got Sally Green’s Half Bad series on my TBR list, because I’ve… Continue reading ‘The Smoke Thieves’ by Sally Green – Book Review

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‘Our Kind of Cruelty’ by Araminta Hall – Book Review

Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this ARC, given in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 Stars This isn't one of my usual reviews. You see, in truth, I didn't in the traditional sense of the word 'enjoy' this book. It really wasn't my usual type of read and I struggled with the intense… Continue reading ‘Our Kind of Cruelty’ by Araminta Hall – Book Review

Sunday catch up

Sunday Catch Up #10

Brr, where's the sun gone, eh!? It's absolutely freezing here today. I'm psyching myself up to go for a run, but I know how chilly and windy it is - I just got back from Wilko - and I'm struggling to find the motivation. I'll go, because I know I have to, but I know… Continue reading Sunday Catch Up #10

Life, wedding

Planning a Wedding in Under a Year

I'm writing this on the anniversary of our engagement. Yep, Pete proposed in the middle of Central Park this day last year, under a beautiful cherry blossom tree, next to one of those old-style street lamps. I cried, he almost cried, and then we went to the zoo. It was truly magical. Now, we're married!… Continue reading Planning a Wedding in Under a Year

Sunday catch up

Sunday Catch Up #9

Afternoon! We've just got back from a 14km walk... My little legs are so sore! But it was a really lovely walk and we had so much fun. Now, I'm going to cook a cracking roast and devour that, whilst we watch Captain America: Civil War, in preparation for the new Avengers film. Eeeek! Before… Continue reading Sunday Catch Up #9

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‘Everless’ by Sara Holland – Book Review

4/5 Stars A strange feeling flowers in me, like I’m standing at the edge of a cliff, looking out to the green-and-blue sea, which I’ve only ever seen drawn in books, its waves sloshing and beautiful and endless – and from this height, deadly.” I feel a bit bad for this book, if it's even… Continue reading ‘Everless’ by Sara Holland – Book Review

Home, Life

How to make your rental property feel more like a home

The number of people renting property today seems to be higher than ever before. More and more of us are renting our flats and houses, which comes with both positives and negatives. On the plus side, if anything goes wrong you get to ring up the landlord/management company and ask them to come and fix… Continue reading How to make your rental property feel more like a home

Sunday catch up

Sunday Catch Up #8

Phew... Thank goodness this week is over. It's been a really busy week, which has meant I'm down on a blog post, but I can't miss out on a Sunday catch up, can I? Did everyone see the brief period of sunshine yesterday too? I viewed it from bed, which I'll elaborate on below, but… Continue reading Sunday Catch Up #8

Life

Your Tribe – Having a good group of friends

It was a dreary Saturday in March, but inside a gorgeous house in West Sussex, the atmosphere was bright and full of laughter. As we left late that afternoon, getting into the car after waving our goodbyes, giving hugs out, and making promises to arrange something again ASAP, I turned to Pete and said, “I… Continue reading Your Tribe – Having a good group of friends