This week, I have another book review for you all – being on furlough really gives you a lot of time to read!
Before I dive in to it, I just wanted to say that in light of current events and inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, I want to make a concerted effort to consume more content, including books, videos and podcasts from black people and POC.
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I really struggle with picking up books that are outside my comfort zone. It’s something I definitely need to do more of. I just get so sucked in by the idea of a new historical fiction or women’s fiction book that I find it hard to deviate. But I was recently invited to review a … More The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Books
As I write this, we’re currently in our seventh week of lockdown and, as I’ve been on furlough ever since (and I’m a complete & utter introvert), that time seems to have absolutely flown by. While the UK has become a little quieter and our key workers continue doing an amazing job, the rest of … More What I’ve Learned From Walking Every Day | Fitness
A little something for Yan xx The One I feel as though I’ve come home As though all the stars have formed a constellation in a blue velvet sky, To guide me back to you. As long as I can slip my hand into yours Hear that old familiar voice The world cannot hurt … More The One | Writing
I adore Jojo Moyes books – I’ve read a few of them now and loved them. Her newest book, The Giver of Stars, caught my eye in my local supermarket a few months ago. The gorgeous cover stood out on the shelf and I just had to buy it. This is the first historical novel … More The Giver of Stars Review | Books
At the beginning of March, before the lockdown began, Yan and I went down to Cornwall for the weekend. Every summer when I was a kid, my family would spend a week at a caravan park in Cornwall and I absolutely loved it. I can still remember waking up to the sound of birds singing … More One Night in Cornwall | Travel
Ragtime has been on my list of books to read since the dawn of time. I think it first made its way on to my to-read list back in my first year of uni (which was 9 years ago!) when we were given a list of books that our lecturers recommended. Since then, it’s been … More Ragtime Review | Books
***Just a quick update to say that I hope everyone is staying safe & healthy during this time of uncertainty. I wasn’t sure whether to publish this post or not but I thought it might give someone something to look forward to when we eventually get back to normality*** Last month, despite the coronavirus emergency … More What To See and Do in Malta | Travel
After years of not writing creatively, last year I made a New Years’ resolution to get back into the novel I started in 2014. I shared my resolution with two of my partner’s friends in early 2019 and we ended up starting a writing group between the four of us. We’ve successfully met every fortnight … More 5 Tips for Productive Writing | Writing
Today, I thought I’d share a poem that I wrote for my mother a while ago – I only rediscovered it recently. My mam is my rock & my best friend – I love her to pieces. So this is for her: