The Story Gift review - gifts for bookworms

Literary treats for book lovers from The Story Gift [review & giveaway]

Time for my second Book Week giveaway! I recently came across The Story Gift, a relatively new business which sells literary treats for book lovers. Based in Bath, they ship worldwide and offer fantastic gifts for bibliophiles and writers, including candles, book sleeves, prints, mugs, stationery, accessories and tote bags. They also create literary hampers,… Continue reading Literary treats for book lovers from The Story Gift [review & giveaway]

12 hours in London - Lego shop

12 hours in London

I mentioned yesterday that after my day in Brighton last week I headed into London for a couple of meetings. With one meeting in Southwark at 10am and another in Clapham Common at 1.30pm, plus a flight from Gatwick at 8.25pm, we had some time to explore. There wasn't much I wanted to tick off… Continue reading 12 hours in London

Inside the Fable & Black Lucky Dip Box
Books, geekery, stationery

Inside the Fable & Black Lucky Dip Box

I won a competition last week and I just had to share the prize with you fellow bookworms and stationery addicts. It was run by Suze Lavender from With Love for Books (she does loads of awesome book giveaways - make sure you follow her on Twitter) and the lovely prize was a Lucky Dip… Continue reading Inside the Fable & Black Lucky Dip Box

afternoon tea at Curiouser Creations

WIN afternoon tea for two at Curiouser Creations

I'm loving sharing some of my favourite places in Cornwall with you as part of my blog's fifth birthday and I'm so grateful that they've all offered something to you lucky readers. Today's giveaway is the ultimate embodiment of Cornish geekery. A few weeks ago I shared my new favourite tearoom - Curiouser Creations Cupcake… Continue reading WIN afternoon tea for two at Curiouser Creations

curiouser creations - featured

Exploring Cornwall: Curiouser Creations

Yesterday I visited what is quite possibly the most wonderful place in Cornwall - Curiouser Creations*. Rebecca Olver has really upped the game when it comes to quirky coffee shops with this Alice in Wonderland themed cafe. The attention to detail with the decor and cakes is incredible - and the coffee's pretty damn good… Continue reading Exploring Cornwall: Curiouser Creations

alice in wonderland dress from kikis boutique
Books, Lifestyle

Item of the day: Alice in Wonderland dress from Kiki’s Boutique

Oh my gosh, I have just found what is possibly the coolest dress in the world! How amazing is this Alice in Wonderland print dress from Kiki's Boutique?! I love a tea dress too as the fit is one of the more flattering styles on me post-baby. It's £37.50. There's a black and white one… Continue reading Item of the day: Alice in Wonderland dress from Kiki’s Boutique

peach margarita at the vault
Cornwall, Lifestyle

Exploring Cornwall: The Vault, Penzance

I've mentioned my mums' nights out in my Friday Favourites posts but I want to dedicate a whole post to the fabulous venue: The Vault in Penzance. I suggested it for the first time we all went out together as they were offering £2 off cocktails from 5-7pm and they do three for £10 on… Continue reading Exploring Cornwall: The Vault, Penzance

beautiful books

Beautiful books

I don't know if you've noticed but I blog a lot about books with beautiful covers. I've recently pinned and wish list-ed a whole load more that I want to share with you but I don't want to re-share anything I've mentioned before - there's only so much space! So if you want to see… Continue reading Beautiful books

chicklitdesigns phone cases
Books, geekery, Lifestyle

Wish list: chicklitdesigns from Etsy

I recently came across an awesome subscription service on Instagram called Once Upon a Bookcase where subscribers get a new phone case every month inspired by a top title. I instantly fell in love with this Peter Pan case but wanted to buy it on its own. A quick Etsy search threw up chicklitdesigns, who… Continue reading Wish list: chicklitdesigns from Etsy

Books, Lifestyle, Parenthood, stationery

Wish list: Babylit board books

Again, this is something I first came across on the joy that is Instagram and I fell hopelessly in love at first sight. It looks like a great way to introduce your child to classic literature - plus they're board books, so Jenson can't tear the pages and can chomp to his heart's content. Thing… Continue reading Wish list: Babylit board books