Secret Pillow review
Lifestyle

Empowering women through Secret Projects

Looking for a Christmas gift with a difference? Want to make someone smile, do something for charity, and empower women? Check out Secret Projects*. Secret Projects is a social business whose goal is to unfold women's power in India through the making and selling of clothing and homeware. It was founded by Fritha Vincent in… Continue reading Empowering women through Secret Projects

Lifestyle

A few of my favourite things #62

Well hasn't this been a bloody lovely week?! Gotta make the most of that autumn sunshine. It's certainly chillier in the mornings when I head to work in the dark but I've been seizing the opportunity to explore outside with Jenson on my days off. Autumn bike ride Last weekend I took Jenson out on… Continue reading A few of my favourite things #62

Ten dot grid notebooks reviewed
stationery

Find the perfect bullet journal for you

We all have our preferences when it comes to notebooks, be it size, colour, paper stock, number of pages or price. Over the last year I've come to favour dot grid notebooks, a favourite amongst journalers and creatives the world over. But what do you need to look out for when you're buying a new… Continue reading Find the perfect bullet journal for you

Easy Prey by Catherine Lo
Books

Book review: Easy Prey by Catherine Lo

My reading habits seem to be leaning towards the young adult genre lately, having recently read The Hate U Give, Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes? and now Easy Prey by Catherine Lo. Each one has tackled a different prevalent issue, such as racism, mental health and sexting/online safety, further cementing the genre's relevance and… Continue reading Book review: Easy Prey by Catherine Lo

James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kit review
Books

Forest adventures with James and the Giant Peach

You may remember that Jenson and I reviewed a copy of James' Giant Bug Book for Roald Dahl Day a few weeks ago. To say Jenson loved it would be a huge understatement and he's still asking to go out on bug walks. Forestry England have kicked up the fun factor even further with their… Continue reading Forest adventures with James and the Giant Peach

Your Brightest Life guided journal review
Books, Lifestyle, stationery

Stationery porn: Your Brightest Life (guided journal review)

I love to journal but I can often become somewhat disheartened by the fact that I'm not remotely artistic; I much prefer guided journals. I like an almost workbook-like structure, something with a goal and an end result, and something which can help me both reflect and look forward. Last year's Make it Happen is… Continue reading Stationery porn: Your Brightest Life (guided journal review)

Fable & Black review and giveaway
Books

Celebrating my love of libraries with Fable & Black [review & giveaway]

For my final book week post I've teamed up with Fable & Black to celebrate my love of libraries. I know yesterday was Bookshop Day but I've totally fallen for my local library in the last few months - and so has Jenson. Don't get me wrong, I love buying books. I pre-order the latest… Continue reading Celebrating my love of libraries with Fable & Black [review & giveaway]

James and the Giant Peach stationery from Portico Designs
Books, stationery

Stationery porn: James and the Giant Peach stationery from Portico Designs

In case you haven't noticed, I'm a big Roald Dahl fan. Roald Dahl Day is one of my favourite days of the year and this year's theme, James and the Giant Peach, has meant there's loads of cool merch to get your mitts on. Portico Designs have a fab range of James and the Giant… Continue reading Stationery porn: James and the Giant Peach stationery from Portico Designs

Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne - book review
Books

Book review: Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

I mentioned in yesterday's Bibliophile post that Holly Bourne is the reason I fell back in love with young adult books in my twenties. If it wasn't for Soulmates, I would never have heard of The Spinster Trilogy, I probably would never have read The Fault in Our Stars (and subsequently everything else John Green… Continue reading Book review: Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne