bloggers who inspire me
blogging, Lifestyle

International Women’s Day 2017: Bloggers who inspire me

For previous International Women's Days I've blogged about the women who have inspired me but today I wanted to talk about the bloggers who inspire me. You may have already heard of some of these (I share a lot of their posts on Saturdays) but some of them might be new to you. Do check… Continue reading International Women’s Day 2017: Bloggers who inspire me

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blogging, Books, Lifestyle, Parenthood, stationery

Follow Friday #48

I've been catching up on the 2,000+ blog posts I've bookmarked, so there are some slightly older links here this week. They're all goodies though, so make yourself comfortable and have a gander. Baby A woman has dared to suggest that working non-mothers should be entitled to me-ternity leave. I could punch her in the… Continue reading Follow Friday #48

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Film, Lifestyle, Parenthood, stationery

Follow Friday #38

Ah, this poor blog is feeling so neglected. I've been favouring sleep over time for reading/writing and last week's half-written Follow Friday never got finished/posted. Poor little thing. Anyhoo, here's the result of an attempt to clear some of the 1000+ saved posts on my Bloglovin account! Lifestyle Yaz is bloody fed up of that… Continue reading Follow Friday #38

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blogging, Cornwall, Lifestyle, Parenthood, stationery

Follow Friday #26

I've been making my way through some old bookmarked posts and found loads of great recipes to try, blogging tips and Cornish recommendations. Enjoy! Lifestyle Why I Couldn’t Travel the World - The Cornish Life A breath of fresh air - Life Unexpected Feminist? Humanist? Intergalactic Tricycle Riding Mushroom? - aliljoy My Favourite Bristol Haunt… Continue reading Follow Friday #26

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blogging, Books, Film, Lifestyle, stationery

Follow Friday #8

I've leaved reading everyone's posts this week and many have been great sources of inspiration. Here's a list of those you need to check out: Lifestyle 16 Ways To Identify Someone Who Is “Selectively Social” - Thought Catalog 24 Things Instantly Improved By The Presence Of A Dog - BuzzFeed Spring time stationery - Fashion… Continue reading Follow Friday #8

the talented mr ripley book
Books, Lifestyle

Book review: The Talented Mr Ripley

It’s a bit weird to see one of my favourite films featured in a book club post, but did you know that it was based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, of Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train fame? And a damn good book it is too! For those unfamiliar, The Talented Mr Ripley is a… Continue reading Book review: The Talented Mr Ripley

some like it hot
Film, Lifestyle

Film review: Some Like it Hot

They don’t make ’em like they used to! Sure, if you look really close there are a few little things wrong with Some Like it Hot, but if you take it as a simple piece of entertainment, it’s pretty damn perfect. It ticks all of the boxes – endearing female lead, comedy value, catchy soundtrack… Continue reading Film review: Some Like it Hot

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Film, Lifestyle

Film review: Away We Go

It’s easy to dismiss Away We Go as another quirky indie flick, rehashing the marmite tropes of the likes of Garden State, Juno and Little Miss Sunshine but this is different. It’s captivatingly quirky and charming, with the right level of schmalzt. And, best of all, it’s a Sam Mendes film. That’s right, in between… Continue reading Film review: Away We Go

heavy load
Film, Lifestyle

Film review: Heavy Load

Typically, music documentaries feature high-profile, big name bands. I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that you’ve never heard of Heavy Load – I hadn’t until I saw it at the Cornwall Film Festival a few years ago. It’s one of those films that’s best viewed if you don’t know much… Continue reading Film review: Heavy Load

whip it
feminism, Film, Lifestyle

Film review: Whip It

If you’re looking for the ultimate girl power film, forget Spice World: The Movie, you need to see Whip It! Back in 2009, Drew Barrymore added directing to her already outstanding CV with Whip It (which she also co-starred in and produced!), a film about a high school girl who joins the world of roller… Continue reading Film review: Whip It