a monster calls
Books, Film, Lifestyle

A Monster Calls, Fathers Day and new shoes #LittleLoves

I went back to work this week after an incredible week off and I struggled a bit with the hot weather. I managed to squeeze in some reading though - and some questionable TV last weekend! Here's what I've been up to this week. Read: Why did no-one warn me about A Monster Calls when… Continue reading A Monster Calls, Fathers Day and new shoes #LittleLoves

creative pep talk by andy j. miller
blogging, Books

12 things I’ve learned in 12 years of blogging

Last week I blogged about the 12th anniversary of my very first blog post. I'm by no means a professional blogger but I've picked up a few tips over the last decade that I thought I'd share. 1. Be inspired. I'm inspired as a writer, and to produce content, by magazines, podcasts, other blogs, TV… Continue reading 12 things I’ve learned in 12 years of blogging

wonder woman
Books, Film, geekery, Lifestyle

Wonder Woman, One Love Manchester and General Election 2017 #LittleLoves

Quel week! Sorry, I read Oh yeah, Audrey the other day and I'm constantly coming out with Breakfast at Tiffany's quotes. Here's a look at what we've been up to. Read: Going back to work for three days meant I had time to read! I finished A Tree Grows in Brooklyn on Monday (I can… Continue reading Wonder Woman, One Love Manchester and General Election 2017 #LittleLoves

why i march from abrams and chronicle
Books, Lifestyle

Why politics matters to me – and why it should matter to you #BloggersWhoVote

Growing up I didn't really care/know much about politics. All I knew was that my dad would watch a lot of news and Prime Ministers Questions, etc, and it looked really boring. People kept talking over each other yet no-one was really saying much of anything. What was it all about? Fast forward to the… Continue reading Why politics matters to me – and why it should matter to you #BloggersWhoVote

the next together by lauren james
Books, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #15

Some weeks the only real time I get to myself is when I'm travelling to and from work. It's a four-hour round trip and the only part of the day where someone doesn't want something from me - when I'm not either at work or with Jenson. I've always got a book on me because… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #15

jenson park
Books, Lifestyle

The Next Together, Peppa Pig and annual leave #LittleLoves

What a week! For the last few days I've felt like it's not my place (and my blog is not the platform) to comment on the tragic events in Manchester but it has been on my mind a lot. It has certainly made me cherish the little moments with Jenson more. Here's a look at… Continue reading The Next Together, Peppa Pig and annual leave #LittleLoves

the elephant of frimley blog tour
Books, Parenthood

Book review: The Elephant of Frimley by Nicholas Rawls

The Elephant of Frimley* by Nicholas Rawls is a love story - between two sisters and the elephant they discover in their back garden and also between a father and the daughters he wrote this story for. Rawls' story, illustrated by Louise Jewell, started as a bedtime story for his children and I love that… Continue reading Book review: The Elephant of Frimley by Nicholas Rawls

spandex and the city
Books

Book review: Spandex and the City by Jenny T. Colgan

I like to think I'm pretty widely read. My Goodreads Challenge for the year so far includes a range of children's books (Roald Dahl - I'm not 'cheating' and including the books I read with Jenson), young adult, thrillers, autobiographies and poetry - surprisingly there's no chick lit and just one comic book thus far.… Continue reading Book review: Spandex and the City by Jenny T. Colgan

we are still tornadoes and the booby trap
Books, Lifestyle

The Booby Trap, 13 Reasons Why and a new planner #LittleLoves

Man, it's been a long week. I'm always super-tired on Thursdays (when I come to schedule these posts) because I've just finished my working week and taken Jenson to his swimming lesson, which I swear is more tiring for me than it is for him. I've done some over-time this week and we also ran… Continue reading The Booby Trap, 13 Reasons Why and a new planner #LittleLoves

coffee
Books, Film, Lifestyle

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, coffee and National Stationery Week #LittleLoves

I thought that having not posted a Little Loves/Friday Favourites last week I'd have more to talk about this week. 'Unfortunately', I didn't have much of a life outside of National Stationery Week. I say 'unfortunately' because it was actually bloody awesome. I got to work with some fantastic brands, building/growing great working relationships, I've… Continue reading The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, coffee and National Stationery Week #LittleLoves