Reinventing The ‘F’ Word

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman I believe in signs. I saw this advertised, had it recommended then nearly walked into the stand it was in my current local bookshop. So, usual clumsiness aside, I just had to get it on Kindle. As much as I love print books I tend to get them... Continue Reading →

Dreary Weekend Cosiness

Liane Moriarty, Truly Madly Guilty I read this in a day. I had nothing else to do so I just cosied up with this and a blanket and several hot drinks, and cheesy pasta, and biscuits... Ok, I have loads I could and probably should be doing, but it was raining (torrential) and windy (gale... Continue Reading →

It’s Not Me It’s You, Mhairi McFarlane

My Mum mentioned this book to me a while ago and I ignored her. Oops. It was lodged in an essay-long Whatsapp and I didn't even look it up at the time. It was only when I was recently compiling a new to be read list that I scrolled back through to see what she'd said. This book... Continue Reading →

‘Let’s Call It The Grasshopper’

I'm on a pet sit in New Zealand at the moment. It's in a pretty secluded spot so I'm training myself to enjoy the downtime, and finding things to do. On Mondays there's a yoga class in the local community hall. I decided it'd be a good excuse to get out of the house and... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Panda Eyes

I'm having a few friends round for a Tropic party with the lovely Neenie this week, so this seems a good opportunity to share my thoughts on the rest of my first order! Firstly, the face wash is fantastic! Sorry, smoothing cleanser. This is coming from someone who doesn't usually bother with stuff like that... Continue Reading →

The Festive Fiasco

Why is it so much darker in January than it is in December? I honestly think there’s some sort of conspiracy. Dark nights in December are cosy and sparkly and full of anticipation. In January? Nah. I feel like a gloomy mole person, scurrying about in the never-ending night. I’m now back in work, and... Continue Reading →

Yes, I do wanna build a snowman!

I’ve got a confession. I can’t quite believe I’m saying this, but…I’ve been buying Christmas presents since August, possibly before. I’ve said it’s in the name of being organised, and not missing out when I see things I know (hope) people will like. It’s also economical as I’m spreading out the cost of Christmas so... Continue Reading →

Grits, Guns and Tequila

Nashville is where I fell in love with the South. And I will shamefacedly admit I really didn’t register it as being truly South before I got there… I had heard nothing but good things about Nashville, so I’ll be honest and say I was kind of expecting it to fall short of expectations. I’m... Continue Reading →

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