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

saturday share
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Saturday Share #113

Take a closer look at the blogs I've been loving this week, including posts on happy mail, Atypical and how to kill it on Instagram. I might be a little bit anxious about hitting The Big 3-0 soon but I found Rebecca's post on getting older really helpful. It's time to start treating myself to… Continue reading Saturday Share #113

Roald Dahl scrumdiddlyumptious tee from Truffle Shuffle
Books, geekery, Lifestyle

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

personalised my golden ticket book review
Books

Book review: Personalised My Golden Ticket from Wonderbly [+ giveaway]

When I saw on Twitter that Wonderbly had just released a new personalised book for fans of Roald Dahl I knew this was something I had to review. I had a personalised story book growing up and I jumped at the chance to order a copy of My Golden Ticket* for Jenson, especially one linked… Continue reading Book review: Personalised My Golden Ticket from Wonderbly [+ giveaway]

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

roald dahl at tk maxx
Books, geekery, Lifestyle, Parenthood

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

my life in photos february 2017
Jenson, Lifestyle, stationery

My life in photos: February 2017

Seriously, how is it already March? It feels like it was just Christmas! But at least it means spring is on the way - plenty of opportunities for fun days in the park and on the beach with the boys. Here's a look back at a cold and stormy February. 1. Presents from Dom (check… Continue reading My life in photos: February 2017

roald dahl chocolate
blogging, Books, Lifestyle

Friday Favourites #35

I'm writing this post on Thursday night, having already got Jenson in bed (his own bed!) and caught up on this week's episode of The Walking Dead. Result! And there's plenty more excitement where that came from. 1. Spring. It's on the way, honest! It's actually light when I get home from work (just) and… Continue reading Friday Favourites #35

fantastic mr fox clothes from boden
Books, Parenthood

Item of the day: Roald Dahl collection from Boden

Oh my gosh, have you seen the new Roald Dahl collection from Boden?! Obviously, being Boden, it's outside of my usual price range, but I've spotted a 20% discount code and Jenson kinda has a birthday coming up. My favourites are the Fantastic Mr Fox hoody, jumper and t-shirt - they start at £18.00 for… Continue reading Item of the day: Roald Dahl collection from Boden

my goodreads reading challenge 2016
Books

My 2016 Goodreads Challenge

I'd had a Goodreads account for a while but not really used it until this year. When I was bored I liked to rate books in order to get recommendations but I never used it to track my reading. This year I set myself my first challenge - to read 50 books in 2016. I… Continue reading My 2016 Goodreads Challenge