• Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    Top 5 things to buy for Halloween

    This is a post with my top 5 things to buy for Halloween. This is a yearly event on the 31st of October which celebrates all things spooky. I reckon with these 5 items you can’t go wrong. I have included options for people with and without children (example. +18s only events). Pumpkin & spooky food A Punkin and other spooky items such as apples are important things to buy over the Halloween period. It gets you in the right mood and atmosphere. All ages can enjoy bobbing for apples as a game or carving pumpkins with the kids. Don’t forget the Brain (fruit) Jelly and other things that are…

  • Lifestyle

    Halloween 2018

    So it’s that time again where we all get dressed up and spooky. This is my opinion on Halloween. When I was a child I used to love the dressing up & Trick or Treating with family members. I remember one too many times I was dressed in a bin liner (I’m not a cheap inspo honestly) as a witch, with the hat & broomstick! I loved it even though it didn’t cost much and I only visited a few houses. This whole routine went on for a good ten years and I don’t remember if I even enjoyed it toward the end. I firmly believe that Halloween is for the children,…

  • Languages

    My relationship with Languages, 2018

    I was not sure if I wanted to share this as it is my personal struggle with foreign languages! I have always had a love-hate relationship with languages, I am from and brought up in Wales (UK) and it is custom to be taught basic welsh throughout schools whether it be at, beginner level in English speaking or fluent in Welsh-speaking schools. I never liked learning welsh & luckily I was in an English-speaking school. I dropped out of school at 16 to try college instead of A Levels. This meant I never had to ever learn Welsh again. Throughout my teens, I picked the choice to learn French for GCSE level (and…

  • Languages,  Lifestyle

    Life (education) update, September 2018

    As some of you may be aware, I have been learning Italian for little over a year now. I will explain why I am learning this language & how it is going to help me. The course was cut short by 6 months and the tutor has offered to replace the 2nd part of the course we missed from this September on. I choose to learn Italian in September 2017, I was struggling to find the motivation to learn something & Italian caught my eye. I had always wanted to learn another language after dropping french when I left school at 16. I didn’t want to re-learn French again from scratch so…

  • Lifestyle,  The library,  Uncategorized

    September = School, right?

    So it’s September already. Well, technically it’s mid-September 2018. As far as I can remember September always reminded me of school. Even now it still does. September in my head always reminds me of that “back to school” vibe that everyone in the blogging community uses year after year, well here’s my version… As a library volunteer with a library next to a school that often uses our services, it dawns on me when school is open & closed. We very often see the classes from the school come into the library to collect their books for the term, normally there is a theme such as animals or trains that the…

  • Languages,  Lifestyle

    Introduction to ITALIAN FRIDAYS

    Hello All, This is the first post to do with Italy. I first encountered the country Italy while researching about the Roman Era as a child. As I was watching a few documentaries based on the Roman era and glancing through books created by Mary Beard when I saw a program about Italian food and culture called “Italy Unpacked”. I was mesmerised by the content but unhappy I did not know more about the country and language, to understand it more. So this idea came about months after I finished watching the TV series. I am going to do a series of posts for everyone. I want to take both you, as…