lumberjanes #1 unicorn power review
Books, geekery

Lumberjanes: The perfect book for hardcore lady-types

I've read a lot of young adult books lately which I've wished were around ten or twenty years ago for me to appreciated at a younger age. Lumberjanes* is one such book and, come to think of it, it's a great book for females of any age. Released tomorrow, Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! is the ultimate… Continue reading Lumberjanes: The perfect book for hardcore lady-types

my life in photos - september 2017
Cornwall, Lifestyle

My life in photos: September 2017

I've always loved September. I think it's the whole 18 years in education, followed by five years of working in higher education, that always makes it feel like the start of a new year. It's the changing seasons too; it's kinda magical! Here's a look back at our September. I started the month with a… Continue reading My life in photos: September 2017

autumn halloween books from nosy crow
Books, Parenthood

New autumn/Halloween releases from Nosy Crow

If you're the kind of parent who likes to update their child's bookshelves in keeping with the seasons (and, let's face it, who isn't?!), you'll love these new releases from Nosy Crow, particularly if you have pre-school and tween girls. Up first we have Cat Learns to Listen at Moonlight School*, written by Simon Puttock… Continue reading New autumn/Halloween releases from Nosy Crow

saturday share
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Saturday Share #111

As much as I consider myself a lifestyle blogger this little blog seems to become more and more stationery and books obsessed. Not that I'm complaining. And my blog reading seems to be much of the same. I was surprised earlier this year by how much I enjoyed Raven Boys and I love the nerdy… Continue reading Saturday Share #111

Roald Dahl Day 2017
Books

Roald Dahl Day 2017

Happy Roald Dahl Day! You all know by now that I'm a sucker for a nerdy day and what better day to celebrate than Roald Dahl's birthday?! I've been a fan since around age seven, when we had The Twits read to us at school. It was my favourite Roald Dahl book until very recently,… Continue reading Roald Dahl Day 2017

a bookworm's wish list
Books

A bookworm’s wish list

The list of books I want to read grows by the day but I'm not going to include them all in this wish list. Instead, I'm focusing on gorgeous covers and special editions, as well as some rather fun accessories. Anne of Green Gables: V&A Collector's Edition, £9.98 | The Secret Garden: V&A Collector's Edition,… Continue reading A bookworm’s wish list

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blogging

Saturday Share #107

Take a break this weekend and catch up on these awesome blog posts, including books to change your life, a tasty shortbread recipe and body confidence. I love Lauren's book posts. This week she wrote a collaborative post about books which changed our lives. I have a few body image issues since having Jenson and… Continue reading Saturday Share #107

lights from cable and cotton
Books, Lifestyle, stationery

Friday Favourites #38

I mentioned last week that I've brought back my traditional Friday Favourites for a few weeks while there's no #LittleLoves linky and, I have to admit, I've liked not having the restrictions of the read, watched, heard, made and wore themes. Especially in a week filled with stationery and books. Now that's a good week!… Continue reading Friday Favourites #38

Book review: I'd Rather Be Reading by Guinevere De La Mare
Books

Book review: I’d Rather Be Reading by Guinevere De La Mare

To say I'm a bit of a bookworm would be a massive understatement. I always carry a book with me, I average a book a week, my bookshelves are overflowing and I can spend an hour just browsing a bookstore. And I'm pleased to say that I've found the perfect gift for the bookworm in… Continue reading Book review: I’d Rather Be Reading by Guinevere De La Mare

follow friday
Books, Lifestyle, Parenthood, stationery

Follow Friday #39

It's been a bit of a crazy week, having returned to work and hitting the sack around 9pm every night this week. I know, hardcore, right?! But in between reading Runaways Volume Three and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home on the bus, I've managed to catch up on a few blog posts… Continue reading Follow Friday #39