Iconic 2 Way Pastel Pen Set from Fox + Star
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National Stationery Week 2017: Pen and Pencil Day [Fox + Star review and giveaway]

The first day of National Stationery Week 2017 is finally here! There's a different theme for every day of the week and I've got a giveaway lined up for every single one - lucky you! Today is Pen and Pencil Day and I've teamed up with Fox + Star to give one lucky reader a… Continue reading National Stationery Week 2017: Pen and Pencil Day [Fox + Star review and giveaway]

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Books, Jenson, Parenthood

Jenson’s first book review with Macmillan and Campbell Books

Everyone might say that Jenson looks just like his dad but he definitely takes after me when it comes to our love of books. He's such a bookworm and his collection already rivals mine. I love that he'll sit in his book corner and flip through them on his own or bring one over to… Continue reading Jenson’s first book review with Macmillan and Campbell Books

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Books

Blog tour: Burned and Broken by Mark Hardie

The fifth and final blog tour I'm taking part in this month is for Mark Hardie's Burned and Broken*, another cracking debut novel. It's not until I get stuck into a crime thriller that I realise how much I love them. Having spent a long time reading chick lit, then classics, then all of Jodi… Continue reading Blog tour: Burned and Broken by Mark Hardie

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Books

Blog tour: A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

My month of blog tours continues with A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart*, a novel about a father who finds a way to connect with his autistic son through Minecraft. As with Relativity earlier this week, A Boy Made of Blocks has taught me a lot about something I hadn't given much thought… Continue reading Blog tour: A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

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Film

Film review: La La Land

First of all, oh my gosh. Second of all, oh my gosh! Yes, it's a film that everyone's talking about and, yes, it's picked up a ridiculous amount of awards and nominations, so there's always the chance it's been over-hyped but, trust me, it's worthy. Boy, is it worthy. La La Land sees His Royal… Continue reading Film review: La La Land

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Books

Blog tour: Relativity by Antonia Hayes

Relativity by Antonia Hayes* is the second title in my January blog tour series - and the first of three this week! Another debut novel and an intense read, it centres on 12 year old Ethan, a gifted boy obsessed with physics. Raised by his single mother, he's curious about his father and why he… Continue reading Blog tour: Relativity by Antonia Hayes

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Books

Blog tour: The Dry by Jane Harper

This month I'm taking part in a few blog tours. Come to think of it, it's a great way to start the new year - new writers, new titles, new ideas. I spent most of the last year reading classics, comic books and new releases by writers I was already familiar with. I love the… Continue reading Blog tour: The Dry by Jane Harper

Review of The Ultimate Blog Planner from Dot Creates
blogging, Lifestyle, stationery

Review: The Ultimate Blog Planner from Dot Creates

As a blogger, it's so important to have a good planner. And by good I mean not just a simple diary. You need one that meets a range of needs - planning and scheduling posts, tracking stats, noting sponsored content, a contacts list, etc. And when Dot Creates released their Ultimate Blog Planner, I was… Continue reading Review: The Ultimate Blog Planner from Dot Creates

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blogging, Cornwall, Lifestyle, stationery

My life in photos: November 2016

November is always a good photo month for me - fireworks, starting the Christmas countdown and birthday surprises! If you haven't heard enough about my birthday already, check out my month in photos. 1. Jenson's first time watching fireworks. He didn't like it. We went back in after a minute. 2. My first solo bath… Continue reading My life in photos: November 2016

Say Nice Things Stationery review
Lifestyle, stationery

NEW STATIONERY ALERT! Say Nice Things review

You all know I'm a sucker for pretty stationery and when I got wind of a new stationery company starting out, I knew I had to get involved! And you know what I've learned? Say Nice Things* isn't just a stationery brand; it's a way of life. In a technology-obsessed world, it's easy to neglect… Continue reading NEW STATIONERY ALERT! Say Nice Things review