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

Jane Austen stationery from Abrams + Chronicle
Books, stationery

Jane Austen stationery from Abrams + Chronicle

If you liked yesterday's Jane Austen subscription box, you'll love today's stationery collection. Abrams + Chronicle have released a gorgeous range of stationery* for Jane Austen's 200th anniversary - they're almost too pretty to use! You might have spotted the notecards in my recent World Letter Writing Day post (they arrived just in time and… Continue reading Jane Austen stationery from Abrams + Chronicle

pembertea: jane austen subscription box review
Books, Lifestyle

Pembertea: Jane Austen subscription box [review + giveaway]

Jane Austen and a cup of tea. Does it get any better than that? Pembertea* is the perfect subscription box for fans of Austen and a good old fashioned brew, with monthly helpings of nerdy goodies and loose-leaf organic tea. Contents typically include bookmarks, candles, stationery, jewellery, stickers, magnets and more. I enjoyed the surprise… Continue reading Pembertea: Jane Austen subscription box [review + giveaway]

world letter writing day with Abrams + Chronicle
stationery

World Letter Writing Day 2017 with Abrams + Chronicle

I love especially nerdy days of the year. First there was National Stationery Week, then the first World Calligraphy Day and now it's World Letter Writing Day! Today, founder Richard Simpkin wants you put aside texting and emailing and write a good old-fashioned letter. And I've got Abrams + Chronicle* on board to help make… Continue reading World Letter Writing Day 2017 with Abrams + Chronicle

northanger abbey stage adaptation
Cornwall

Heartbreak Productions: Northanger Abbey review

Last week I went along to one of the shows on Penlee Park Theatre's summer programme. I saw A Midsummer Night's Dream last summer and was pleased to be invited back to review a production of my choice. I picked Heartbreak Productions' Northanger Abbey as I'm a big Jane Austen fan and have been interested… Continue reading Heartbreak Productions: Northanger Abbey review

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Books, Cornwall, Lifestyle, stationery

Friday Favourites #39

Have I mentioned how much I love that blogging keeps me in books and stationery? What else does a gal need for her life's happiness? I've built some fantastic working relationships with book publishers and stationery suppliers and I'm so grateful for the opportunities they provide me with. They're certainly keeping my postie in business!… Continue reading Friday Favourites #39

emma by jane austen
Books

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

world book day 2017
Books, Lifestyle

World Book Day 2017

It's World Book Day, arguably one of the best days of the year. It certainly comes close to National Stationery Week as one of my favourite geeky 'holidays'. It really should be a holiday, doncha think? Give everyone the day off to read, I say! I thought I'd do a bit of a Throwback Thursday… Continue reading World Book Day 2017

tshirts from literary emporium
Books, Lifestyle

Item of the day: T-shirts from Literary Emporium

I love quirky t-shirts and Literary Emporium has a great range for bookworms. My fave is the Virginia Woolf quote but they're all pretty awesome. Virginia Woolf t-shirt, £15.00, Jane Austen t-shirt, £15.00, readers gonna read t-shirt, £15.00 My giveaway has now closed but, as I'm still working on my redesign for another week or… Continue reading Item of the day: T-shirts from Literary Emporium

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Books, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Saturday Share #84

This week I've LOLed at awesome posts on Cornish life and politics, drooled over mug cakes and swooned over travel photo diaries. Gotta love the blogosphere! I love reading book reviews from people who have just read one of my favourite books for the first time. Anastasia is no longer a Jane Austen virgin! I've… Continue reading Saturday Share #84