• Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    MY THOUGHTS ON PLANT BASED DIETS

    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…

  • 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…Β  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.…

  • 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 necessaryΒ to have a fulfillingΒ 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…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    My Dream Future (a day in the life)

    I have been thinking about my life and how it seems to be going well recently, however,Β don’t we all think of our perfect lifeΒ & what dreams we have for the future if you could change it… My perfect ideal day would go just like this… I wake up to my husband saying it is a weekend and we have the day to ourselves. We go downstairs to the smell of bacon and a breakfast being cooked. We sit at the table and eat our food with a glass of orange juice each, maybe apple juice instead. We look at the local paper and social media which shows what events are…