It’s nearly Halloween which can only mean one thing – scary book recommendations!
I love spending time with my nieces & nephews at Halloween. Dressing them up to go trick & treating is so much fun & when they’re excited, I get excited!
But Halloween can be fun for us grown-ups too & a good place to start is with books. Continue reading “Halloween Reading | Books”
I’m all about the characters in a book.
To me, they are the biggest aspect of the whole thing – I love seeing how their minds work & what decisions they make!
Continue reading “Our Chemical Hearts Review | Books”
This week, I’m introducing you guys to a charity that I’ve recently become involved with!
A couple of weeks ago, I came into contact with James & his wonderful charity, CATS.
The charity focuses on promoting awareness of cancer symptoms to young people, particularly students. As someone who had cancer as a teenager, I was keen to get involved to prevent other people being misdiagnosed like I was.
Continue reading “Getting To Know CATS! | News”
Well folks, we’re into my favourite season – autumn! I love it when the weather gets that little bit colder & it’s acceptable to cwtch up with a book, an oversized jumper and a hot cup of tea.
I didn’t read as many books as I hoped to over the summer but I did read enough to warrant a wrap-up so here it is 🙂 Continue reading “Summer Reading Wrap-Up | Books”
Last weekend, Cardiff was transformed into a wonderland in City of the Unexpected – a celebration of Roald Dahl‘s life on what would have been his 100th birthday!
When I was a kid, Roald Dahl books formed a huge part of my library and even now, I have nearly a whole shelf dedicated to him. His stories were such a massive part of my childhood and they always seemed to have the perfect balance of obscene grossness and moral life lessons – I couldn’t help but love them! However, while Dahl’s imaginative tales are wonderfully descriptive, I just cannot picture his books without Quentin Blake’s quirky illustrations! Continue reading “Quentin Blake : Inside Stories Review | Art”
Hey lovely people,
I was tagged by BookBloke to do the Reader Confessions Tag and so here I am doing it 🙂 Thank you to BookBloke for tagging me! 😀 Now let’s get straight to it!
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Behind every creative, there is a story.
There is a reason why every dancer dances, every writer writes and every painter paints.
I recently chatted to two Swansea-based artists, Graham Parker & Amir A Nejad, who exhibited their work last week in the Oriel Bach Gallery. Their collaborative exhibition, ‘Face to the Sea’, displayed the artists’ two very different styles side by side; Graham depicts energetic seascapes in his work while Amir focuses on intricately detailed portraits.
In this post, they talk very candidly about the experiences that influence their craft in their own words.
Continue reading “The Artist’s Story with Graham Parker & Amir Nejad | Art”
Today is Women’s Equality Day in the US – a day that deserves plenty of celebration and lots of conversation. On the 26th August 1920, women were granted official permission to vote by the US Government.
Although I live in the UK, I feel that an achievement for women anywhere is an achievement for women everywhere. We are still fighting sexism worldwide every day but thanks to the women of previous generations, we have a lot more rights than they did.
When I was younger, I definitely took my right to vote for granted. To put it simply, I wasn’t interested in politics at all. I didn’t really care who was in charge of the country or what it would mean for me because I had more important things to worry about like who was gossiping about who, of course! But everything changed for me when I went to university… Continue reading “Why Celebrate Women’s Equality Day? | News”
I have something to admit…
These past few days, I’ve been slacking. I usually wake up early every morning and write a little bit more of the novel I’ve been working on. But recently, I’ve been feeling a tad stuck.
So I’ve dug out a few books from my bookshelf to get me back in the mood and I thought I’d share them with you as they’re pretty helpful if you need some writing motivation. Continue reading “5 Books Every Writer Should Own | Books”
When you’ve had cancer, it seems as though anything that comes afterwards couldn’t possibly compare. I mean, you’ve had cancer. It’s a huge thing to overcome & after you’ve been through all the treatment and the operations, you don’t think you could ever feel worse in your life.
Continue reading “‘I Shouldn’t Complain…’ | Blog”