Apple and blackberry crumble

A few of my favourite things #60

Things are finally starting to slow down a tad in my day job and I've been able to appreciate the little things a bit more, such as blackberry picking, baking, bath bombs and all of the books (and a bit of cheeky alliteration). Take a look at what I've been loving this week. Me time… Continue reading A few of my favourite things #60

Matilda 30th anniversary edition - World Traveller

Happy 30th birthday, Matilda!

Matilda turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, Puffin Books have teamed up with Sir Quentin Blake to imagine what career everyone's favourite bookworm would have at the age of 30. Three special editions will be released on 1 October, with new jackets depicting Matilda as an astrophysicist, world traveller and Chief Executive of the British… Continue reading Happy 30th birthday, Matilda!

Roald Dahl scrumdiddlyumptious tee from Truffle Shuffle
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Every day is Roald Dahl Day with Truffle Shuffle

In case it wasn't obvious from recent posts, I'm a huge Roald Dahl fan. Annual days are a great way to celebrate but what about the rest of the year? Fortunately Truffle Shuffle* are on hand to ensure you can get your mitts on plenty of nerdy merch every day of the year. Coincidentally, around… Continue reading Every day is Roald Dahl Day with Truffle Shuffle

roald dahl at tk maxx
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Item of the day: Roald Dahl home range from TK Maxx

I love Roald Dahl's children's stories and Quentin Blake's illustrations, so of course I love the new home range from TK Maxx. The bean cubes are great but I think my favourite pieces are the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda cushions. Bleddy bargains too! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cushion, £12.99, James and… Continue reading Item of the day: Roald Dahl home range from TK Maxx

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

three fictional characters
Books, Film, Lifestyle


You know I can't resist a good tag or trend, so I had to get in on the #threefictionalcharacters action. In case you've missed it, it's where you define yourself in three fictional characters in a meme/collage. According to this Hollywood Life quiz, I'm a foodie and so my spirit characters are Liz Lemon, Bilbo… Continue reading #ThreeFictionalCharacters

matilda wall sticker from not on the high street
Books, Lifestyle

Item of the day: Matilda wall sticker

The Not on the High Street sale ends at midnight and I have just found the coolest item - this Matilda wall sticker. It's currently £16.80 and would look amazing in my library or the office. I also spotted this cool Alice in Wonderland print for a tenner. So much loveliness!

roald dahl day: matilda print
Books, Lifestyle

Happy Roald Dahl Day

In honour of Roald Dahl Day (it's his birthday, doncha know!), I've picked out some pretty epic items any die-hard fan would be proud to own. There's the quirky cushions... ... the inspiring t-shirt... ... character mugs... ... ultimate cookbook... ... and the cutest print!

heart dishes from sainsbury's

Treating myself in Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury's opened in Penzance over a year ago now but it took me until yesterday to go in. I really wanted to check out the home section and made sure to walk up and down every aisle (like I do with HMV) to make sure I didn't miss anything. There was loads I wanted (stationery,… Continue reading Treating myself in Sainsbury’s

Books, feminism, Lifestyle

World Book Day: Women in Literature

In honour of World Book Day, and looking ahead to International Women's Day on Saturday, I thought I'd share some of my favourite women in literature with you. Enid Blyton This woman is the reason I became a book worm at such a young age. At the age of seven, I was reading well above… Continue reading World Book Day: Women in Literature