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Books, geekery, Lifestyle

My 2017 birthday/Christmas wish list

In case I've not mentioned it enough already, I turn 30 at the end of the month - eek! People have been warned against surprise parties, speeches, singing and any memorabilia with my age on but, ya know, presents are always gratefully received. I'm not a monster! Now that I'm old there's nothing I really… Continue reading My 2017 birthday/Christmas wish list

emma by jane austen

Introducing young readers to classics

I've been a bookworm for as long as I can remember. As soon as I could read to myself I was straight down the library every week borrowing as many books as I could carry. I started with Enid Blyton and Jacqueline Wilson, moving on to the Babysitters Club, Goosebumps, Sweet Valley High and then… Continue reading Introducing young readers to classics

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

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

Lifestyle, stationery

Last week’s purchases

I went a bit crazy last week. For months I have been living pay day to pay day, with barely a penny left at the end of each month. For the last two months I have increasingly more money in my bank account when the next pay day has rolled around (£70 one month, then… Continue reading Last week’s purchases

blogging, Lifestyle

The Liebster Award (part 2!)

I've just received my second Liebster Award nomination, thanks to Amila from Many Little Obsessions. I have previously nominated others, listed facts about myself and posed my own questions (blog post here) but I am more than happy to take part and answer Amila's questions! So here goes: 1. What is your life credo? I actually… Continue reading The Liebster Award (part 2!)

Books, stationery

Item of the day: Kate Spade notebook

It's National Stationery Week and today is Notebook Day!. day. I love a good notebook and I already have at least half a dozen that haven't been touched but you can never have too many! I've got a few favourites at the moment, including this anatomical heart one from Culture Label and this eat cake… Continue reading Item of the day: Kate Spade notebook

Books, Film, Lifestyle

Book review: Bridget Jones Trilogy

Full disclosure: This is the order in which I read the books/saw the films... Bridget Jones' Diary (film, 2002) Bridget Jones' Diary (book, 2003) Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (book, 2o03) Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (film, 2004) Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (book, 2014) So I was lured in by the… Continue reading Book review: Bridget Jones Trilogy

blogging, Lifestyle

The Liebster Award

So, at the weekend, the lovely Things I Hate... Some I Like nominated me for The Liebster Award. It turns out this means I get to write a post about this recognition, in aid of helping people discover more awesome blogs. Cheers chica! There are some rules... Each nominee must link back the person who… Continue reading The Liebster Award

feminism, Film, geekery, Lifestyle

Fictional female role models

I got to thinking the other day about the TV shows that I watch and I realised that they feature some pretty bad-ass, strong women in leading roles. The Mentalist, Fringe, The Big Bang Theory and Chuck all feature great female characters. And those that are no longer in production, such as Buffy the Vampire… Continue reading Fictional female role models