• Blogging


    To all my readers and subscribers, I am sorry to say that I can not continue blogging due to commitments. I will not be deleting this blog however so you can read all past posts. I have decided to continue with real life commitments and realised that this blog is taking up too much of my time. Thanks for being a big part of my journey online. Danielle πŸ˜ƒ W Books n Thoughts

  • Food & Drink

    Recipe #2. Quick Steak & Veg stir Fry

    Ingredients: 8oz steak (sirloin or rump) 1 small Mixed veg pack (or a half a mugful of each of the following – green beans, carrots, broccoli & corn). 2 table spoons of olive or vegetable oil A teaspoon Worcester or soy sauce A teaspoon of garlic flakes (or 1 garlic clove) Salt & pepper (alter to your taste) Time to prepare: 5 minutes – Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Method… Turn large frying pan on full heat until hot. Add garlic & oil to pan While garlic is cooking, slice steak into 1inch wide chunks Add steak to pan and fry for 10 minutes until fully cooked through While steak is…

  • Favourites,  writing update

    A teaser from my WIP (1)

    Chapter 1   There stood a shadow six foot six, dressed in dark clothes and soaking wet. The rain was rushing down heavy and cold. The man was hiding in the shadows aware of each person passing. No one would look in his direction in fear of what was there. Β  There was a mother with her two little children on her way back from the supermarket and a teenager on his way home from a friend’s house unaware of what was near. They would go on to recount how they scurried past and did not look him in the eye. This image struck fear into the street that night.…

  • Favourites,  Food & Drink

    Recipe #1: Garlic Mushrooms & sauce

    Ingredients: 5 medium sized mushrooms. Half a mug of full fat milk 2 table spoons of olive or vegetable oil A table spoon of garlic flakes (or 3 garlic cloves) A table spoon of Worcester sauce Salt & black pepper (alter to your taste) Time to prepare: 5 minutes – Cooking time: 15 minutes Method… Turn large frying pan on full heat until hot. While pan is heating up, chop garlic clove finely Add garlic & oil to pan & stir until golden or translucent While garlic is cooking, slice mushrooms into 1inch wide chunks Add mushrooms to pan and fry for 8 minutes, until fully cooked through While mushrooms…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle


    For the past year, in 2018, I have to confess I ate a lot more than I used to and it was not even healthy meals… too much red meat & not enough fresh food. Although I did start cooking for myself a lot more. When I wasn’t cooking, I was going out for meals with high fat & protein-rich foods, such as steak & beef burgers! Towards the end of 2018, I swapped chips for salad and that helped. This year I want my food goal to cut out or severely reduce my meat-eating down to about 20% or less. Yes, I plan to eat to continue eating meat…

  • Blogging,  Lifestyle

    My 2019 blogging Goals (Part 2)

    It’s that time again when you need to figure out the next year. Here are some of my goals I hope I will able to achieve throughout the next year (2019). Continue visiting new places Blog more often and consistently See friends and family more often Get back into reading (15 books +) Study a subject I love Carry on Italian lessons Get 1,000 followers on my blog Get 6,000 views on my blog Get 2k followers on Twitter Create and make photos for online Goto some blogger events (2+) Create blogger friendships online I aim to: To plan posts in advance: This is as simple as it seems. I…

  • Blogging

    A massive update, for 2019

    Hi everyone, and HAPPY NEW YEAR As you must have noticed W Books n Thoughts has been aesthetically updated. This was because it is what I felt the blog deserves. I kept looking at my old blog saying it just isn’t ME anymore. Luckily I found a lovely new photo of me and a great theme to use from now on and I am sooo happy with it. This blog originally started out as a book blog over a year and a half ago but has expanded to so much more than I could’ve dreamed of. I’m now writing about my life.. my life? as if I thought anyone would…

  • Lifestyle,  Single Life

    HOW TO: Survive Christmas (while being Single!)

    So it’s that time of year again where everyone is merry & jolly but what do you do when you are facing Christmas alone? I am a great believer in being single, as I am myself, but I know how lonely it can get especially on holiday times. This is my guide on “How To” survive the Christmas period. Go & see relatives (local or abroad) This is a no-brainer. If (and I hope you do) have relatives in the country or abroad make it your mission to go and see them, especially over the holiday period. You can reminisce on previous holidays and events where uncle Sam played the piano…