• 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 inspoΒ 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 IΒ don’t remember if I even enjoyed it toward the end. I firmly believe that Halloween is for the children,…

  • Food & Drink

    My favourite Autumn & Winter Food & Drinks.

    This season is when people change tastes in food & drinks. I am going to give you my top things to try over the Autumn. I will be mentioning my favourite brands but this post will not be sponsored. It is just a list of my personal favourites. One is specific to my home country, one is a particular brand & one is a personal favourite… Costa (coffee) Autumn Hot Drinks Range I love going to costa when the weather changes, nothing says Fall like a hot chocolate or coffee (latte, size; medium). The store is always decorated lovely & give a warm coffee smell and relaxing vibe. I tend…

  • Blogging

    HOW TO: Start a blog (& maintain it)

    This is a common post mostΒ bloggers end up creating – about how they survived the first few months blogging. It is crucial that in the first few months you don’tΒ give up as they are the most challenging of all the months. After you have established a brand or started working with brands hopefully it will get easier. I’m not quite at that level yet but I am actively searching for brands to collaborate with, in 2019. Anyway, here’s my top 5 tips… 1. Make sure you have content ready BEFORE making your blog. This is important because when you first open your blog and ask people to view it, you…

  • 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 stillΒ 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…

  • Blogging,  Favourites,  Food & Drink

    Exciting New Blog Changes in 2019.

    This blog is going to experience big changes as of 2019. 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 Italy, Food & drink. I think you will love it! 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 am also learning the Italian language so thought it would be ideal to talk about on my blog. I go out quite often and feel that my readers would love me to document my experiences…

  • Books,  Uncategorized

    NarnAThon #Readathon

    Here are the details about NARNATHON. I am inviting you all, bloggers and vloggers to join me in reading the complete book series “Chronicles of Narnia” over the month of September. There will be no prizes other than you can say you finished reading them all & I will be doing twitter sprints over the month of September. The aim is to read 1 book at least a week but hopefully more, so you can complete the challenge. If you want to take part please leave a link below to your blog (WordPress/Blogspot etc) or vlog (on Youtube) – you must link back to this post when participating online. when…

  • Uncategorized

    Ideas for drinks while reading.

    Hello all, as with most people in the bookish community I enjoy curling up to read a good book with a drink. I believe that reading, whether on a Kindle, Laptop or physical book, you should always have a good drink to keep you reading all day or night. This is a list of my top favourite bookish drinks, both non-alcoholic & alcoholic… English Tea:Β  I love a good cup of traditional Tea. I find you can have a nice cup of tea any time of the day or night and always goes down well piping hot with a lump of white sugar. Strong Coffee: I love Coffee early in…