• Blogging,  Lifestyle

    2018 review & 2019 goals (part 1)

    Blogging 2018: This was a great starter year for me. I managed to get over 3,700 views on my blog and I finally went self-hosted early in the year. Although I stopped being a book blogger, I expanded my blog to lifestyle with the occasional book-related post & that felt more real to me. I also talked about libraries which is a big part of my life due to volunteering – the more exposure to library cuts the better, I say! 2019: The year I hit over 5,000 views? This year I want to continue writing content and keep challenging myself to see what I’m actually capable of. I want…

  • 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…

  • Lifestyle

    My cousin went to Rome – why I’m jealous

    A few months ago I found out my favourite cousin went to Rome. I’m going to tell you why I got jealous & what I plan to do to change it. It’s not all bad, honest! When I found out that my cousin (unnamed) went to Rome, I got excited and started sending her cool phases in Italian that I thought would be useful. I thought she would tell me all about the tourist attractions and where to or not go! Although she was polite when we spoke next she didn’t tell me anything about her travels… I started to get jealous. Why couldn’t I go instead? I’m the one…

  • Lifestyle

    The Seasons: Summer, Spring, Fall & Winter.

    The Autumn traditionally falls over the months of September to November. It is the lead up to the Winter, which is normally over the Christmas & New Year period but the weather in the UK is unpredictable – sometimes it isn’t what you expect at all…  Sometimes we have sunny weather in Autumn and sometimes it rains or snows. You have to be on your guard all year round and keep up with the weather reports too. I personally love to look at the snow but have trouble getting around in that weather. My favourite two seasons are definitely the more open seasons that are neither too hot or cold.…

  • Food & Drink

    A successful visit to Brewer’s Fayre

    A few weeks ago, My family & I had the chance to go to Barry, Vale of Glamorgan and have food in the new Brewer’s Fayre pub & restaurant. It was a success! The service was brilliant. The staff were quick to order our requests and very friendly to customers. The drinks were of good standard and poured well. But on to the main part of the story, My food turned up, it was piping hot and although I didn’t think it was a lot I did struggle to finish it. The presentation (as seen in the photo) was fab and the food tasted beautiful. I choose to have the…

  • Lifestyle

    28 Tips & advice, at 28 years old (in 2018)

    This is my list of what I have learnt via tips & advice for my younger self… I hope you like it! Always be yourself Keep real friends close Don’t always trust everyone Family cannot be replaced Learn to cook at a young age Social Media is a bloody lie! 18-25 are your best years, Enjoy it Don’t try to grow up too soon Kids are not necessary to have a fulfilling life (until you have them) Get a Netflix or a Now TV subscription Always rewatch old Movies & TV shows Don’t rely on a partner, You don’t need one Don’t break the rules, Honestly, it’s not worth it. Pets are…