• Favourites,  Food & Drink

    Adding food & drinks to the blog, in 2021.

    This blog is going to experience big changes as of 2021. I felt it was time to add more content and topics close to my heart. The topics I am going to add to my blog include Food & drink. I think you will love it! Please note: New rules in Wales, UK have added from December 2020, there will be no alcohol served anywhere, except buying from a shop The reason behind this move is that I felt books are not a big enough part of my life. I love days out with food & drink. I also used to go out quite often (before Covid restrictions and lockdown…

  • Favourites,  Languages,  Lifestyle

    My Journey with Languages, in 2019

    This post was written before: published & then deleted… Let’s try again! I started learning languages while I was in an English-speaking Welsh secondary school (USA: high school). There are two types of schools in Wales, one that teaches in Welsh, or in English. They are both very well established but it depends on the student & parent whether they want their child to speak Welsh well/fluently at home. My mother decided to choose an English speaking school as neither I nor my family can speak any Welsh. This worked out well for me, as I never liked the language anyway. FRENCH: My real journey with languages started when we…

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    Favourites,  Lifestyle,  REVIEWS

    [REVIEW] “His Dark Materials” – My Favourite show of 2019.

    As you can imagine by the title this is going to be a review of my favourite TV series this year. I can’t describe how good this show is from the scenery, the actors, and the script. It was perfect. BBC TV show details: view here. The actors were perfect in their roles, Not only did we see lyra’s spirit and determination shine through with the young actress playing her. Her speech sounded exactly as how I read it all those years ago when it was first released in paperback. Mrs Coulter’s actress showed her hardness being crushed, her under-lying meanness and how vulnerable she was underneath her hard exterior.…

  • Favourites,  Lifestyle,  writing

    Writing Wednesdays #1

    As I write this blog post, I am aware of how hard writing fiction is. I started my first venture into writing when I was in my early teens, creating poetry from real life experiences. Never did I show anyone what was on the 20+ pages of a4. This project however is different. I am aiming to write between 1 and 20 books: these include 2 adult novels, 1 young adult/teen book, and lastly a children’s book series of 5+ (150 pages each) books. It is a big commitment for me & hard work! For now, I will refer to the page already up on my blog (Previous work etc).…

  • Languages,  Lifestyle

    ITALIAN FRIDAYS #2

    ITALIAN LANGUAGE Hello all, remember that time I said I was going to help you expand your knowledge of Italy, country, history and the language? I know it was nearly 2 years ago but guess what? It’s baaaack!! I have been learning Italian for over two years, then quit classes to learn online with apps and reference books while still enjoying it. In this post, I am going to introduce you to some of my favourite sites that help you with learning Italian. whether it be an application on your mobile phone or a website, they have all come in handy over the last few years APP/SITES FOR YOUR PHONE…

  • 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…

  • Food & Drink

    Recipe #1: (v) 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…