When I opted to review this collection of short stories, I was drawn in by the subject. Global warming is an issue I skirt around the edges of, I hear of it often, but in all honesty, I am confused by it. And I think that goes for many other people. The general population rely … Continue reading Tales from the Warming by Lorin R. Robinson
For five wonderfully cosmopolitan years I lived and worked in London. I’ll be honest, I initially hated it. I seemed to spend far too much time in close proximity to stranger’s armpits on trains and everything cost at least three times more than it did at home. Little by little though, I fell in love … Continue reading Missing the London Life
My ultimate house goal has always been to renovate. The very idea of buying something for the sole purpose of ripping it to pieces and basically starting all over again really appeals to me. I love that we could take a property, run down and in dire need of a little TLC and make it … Continue reading Making a House our Home
In all honesty, this novella isn’t something I would have picked up - but, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Short in length, I read this over the course of two evenings, and I was pleasantly surprised with how quickly I got into the story, and how involved I was with the characters by its end. I … Continue reading Angels Can’t Swim by Alexandra McCann
I remember the euphoric buzz of first being engaged oh so well, it was an amazing little bubble of happiness which was well and truly burst by the sharp reality of planning the actual wedding. It was just such an overwhelming task, and there was so much to consider. The venue, the dress, the cake, … Continue reading No Stress Wedding Planning!
When I tell people that I’m going back to study for an MA, they’re initially impressed – until I tell them that I’m going to study Creative Writing. At this point they look at me as if I’ve just told them I’d like to become a unicorn riding mermaid. I then receive either the jokey … Continue reading Dare to Dream
Today marks one week since I went live with my blog, and it has been one exciting week. I swear, I may be addicted! I’d considered having a blog for a very long time, but I worried that; a) I didn’t have anything interesting to say b) people would think I was trying to be … Continue reading One Week In……
’98…99…100’. Her eyes flew open, ‘ready or not, here I come!’ The young girl rose quickly from her crouched position beneath the large apple tree and ran down the hill into the wood. It was midsummer and the warm, humid air was tinged ever so slightly by the dusty smell of corn being harvested nearby. … Continue reading Flashes of Love
Perusing my local independent book shop, I almost overlooked this book. Why? Because the cover is flowery, and I’m the very opposite of a flowery person. If I can tell a daisy from a daffodil, it’s a good day. The old saying tells us to never judge a book by its cover, and I’m reaping … Continue reading The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland
The blog posts I've been reading in preparation of setting up this blog, quite frankly lied. 'Set up your blog in 15 minutes' they cried out at me. Brilliant, I thought. Fifteen minutes on the computer, set up the blog, then spend a blissful, child free afternoon curled up in my beautiful new 'reading chair', … Continue reading Finally!!!