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

Literary Emporium Book Lover giveaway
Books, stationery

Book Lover giveaway with Literary Emporium

Today marks the start of my first ever Book Week. I'm on the Bookstagram Tour for Bibliophile later in the week and decided to go all out with seven consecutive days of bookish content - including three giveaways! For my first Book Week post, I've teamed up with Rio from Literary Emporium. What I particularly… Continue reading Book Lover giveaway with Literary Emporium

A post-Christmas book haul

A post-Christmas book haul

You can never have too many books, although I do need to spend some time reorganising my bookshelves before I go back to work next week. Y'see, I had some pennies and vouchers left under my Christmas tree and so it would have been rude not to buy seven new books, right? Feast your eyes… Continue reading A post-Christmas book haul

my week in photos

Highlights of the week

Lots to peruse again this week, including loads of recipes - get your bake on! Lifestyle une semaine à Paris - Violet Key Why I'm staying pale all summer long - Hello Giggles Wonder Woman is TOTALLY a feminist - Hello Giggles The charity shop challenge - Paper Crowned Blogging Learn to code - Melrosa… Continue reading Highlights of the week

Film, Lifestyle

Gifts for film buffs

Film buffs can be either incredibly easy or hugely difficult to buy for, depending on how wide they cast their film viewing net. A true film buff will admit to loving flicks from the Golden Age, 80s cheese, under-the-radar indies and Hollywood blockbusters. So prepare to cast your peepers over some pretty ask-kicking gifts for… Continue reading Gifts for film buffs

Film, geekery

Item of the day: Wizard of Oz lego

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has been my all-time favourite film for a few years now but The Wizard of Oz will always have a special place in my heart. Eternal Sunshine is superior in so many ways but Oz still gives me that pure movie magic feeling, even after seeing it dozens of… Continue reading Item of the day: Wizard of Oz lego


Coming soon to DVD: The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Edition

The Wizard of Oz is one of my all-time favourite films and I'm pleased to say that Warner Bros won't be holding back at all with the 75th anniversary edition. Only the US dates and prices have been confirmed so far, which just further increases my need to invest in a multi-region bluray player. Check… Continue reading Coming soon to DVD: The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Edition

Film, geekery, Lifestyle

V&A Hollywood costume exhibition

When I say "I'm a film geek", I don't use the expression lightly. It's not like someone saying "hey, I'm such a film geek. I really can't wait for the new Twilight film". I say it and mean "I'm such a film geek. I subscribe to half a dozen magazines, have hundreds of DVDs, read… Continue reading V&A Hollywood costume exhibition