Autumn by Ali Smith

What I’ve been reading lately #11

As of Wednesday, I've finished 62 books so far this year. My Goodreads target was 50, so I reckon that's pretty good going, even though some of them have been on the short side. With four working weeks left of the year, I reckon I can tick off a few more yet. Here are some… Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately #11

James and the Giant Peach stationery from Portico Designs
Books, stationery

Stationery porn: James and the Giant Peach stationery from Portico Designs

In case you haven't noticed, I'm a big Roald Dahl fan. Roald Dahl Day is one of my favourite days of the year and this year's theme, James and the Giant Peach, has meant there's loads of cool merch to get your mitts on. Portico Designs have a fab range of James and the Giant… Continue reading Stationery porn: James and the Giant Peach stationery from Portico Designs

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 Day 2018 - book review
Books, Jenson, Parenthood

Roald Dahl Day 2018

When asked to think about the most popular and best-loved children's authors, three names come to mind: Enid Blyton, J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl. Speak to anyone about children's books and I am confident that all of them will be familiar with a Roald Dahl story, whether that's the original source material or a film… Continue reading Roald Dahl Day 2018

My Brighton Hotel - review

24 hours in Brighton: My Brighton Hotel

Last week I went away for my first work conference - in Brighton! Brighton had been on my list of places to visit in the UK for a long time and I was pleased to have a reason to explore. Our CEO even suggested that we fly up, as travelling on the train from Cornwall… Continue reading 24 hours in Brighton: My Brighton Hotel

Mr Kipling Roald Dahl cakes
Books, Lifestyle

Exceedingly geeky cakes

If you follow me on Instagram you'll have noticed a fair few tea and cake posts lately. When Dom told me that Mr Kipling had released a line of Roald Dahl cakes, I knew I had to get them all. Yes, for the Gram. I hate me too. Anyhoo, I could only find the George's… Continue reading Exceedingly geeky cakes

Cornwall, Lifestyle

Friday Favourites #50

Despite another busy week at work, a few early nights and the weather taking a bit of a turn, I've spent the last week so grateful to live and work in such a lovely part of the world. Take a look at some of my highlights from the last week. Lunch in Porthleven Last weekend… Continue reading Friday Favourites #50

Mr Kipling cakes - George's Marvellous Medicine

Friday Favourites #49

I didn't write a Friday Favourites last week because I didn't have a lot to say. Don't feel too bad for me - it was mainly because I had just gotten my phone back and didn't have any photos and I'd had a week of early nights. This week fared a bit better though. Here's… Continue reading Friday Favourites #49

Lit Chat review

Lit Chat #3

Welcome to part three of my Lit Chat series (check out part one and two). This the series where I select a few of my Lit Chat cards* and discuss reading habits and book-related memories, amongst other bookish things, and invite you to join in. Do leave me a comment at the end or link… Continue reading Lit Chat #3

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