Reading Lately – November 2018

After October’s school holiday-fuelled reading binge, November has been a quieter month for me on the reading front. A combination of life, writing (and my library reservations slowing down a bit), has meant I haven’t got through nearly as many books as the last few months might have led you to expect. I’ve been dipping…

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The Book That Changed My Life

As it’s Book Week Scotland this week, I thought I’d devote a post to one of my all-time favourite novels. I first read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton in my early days of High School, and without getting too melodramatic here, I’d go so far as to say it completely changed my life. Although I’d…

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Saying Goodbye to Holidays, Festive Reads and Getting Organised With The Bullet Journal – #LittleLoves

Hello, Happy New Year and welcome to my first 2018 Little Loves 🙂 I hope you all had a lovely festive season, and were happy with everything that Santa brought 🙂 Who else can’t believe the holidays are already over? Me either. We had a fantastic time though, and enjoyed lots of slow mornings, a…

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Goodbye 2017 – The Highs and Lows of Another Year Behind the Blog

The end of another year is always a time for reflection isn’t it? As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017 I can’t help but look back on the highs and lows my 41st (gulp!) year on the planet has brought. I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions and their sneaky ability to…

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The Keeper of Lost Things, Halloween Preparations and Birthday Gifts – #LittleLoves

It’s been another busy week here in wellies (is there any other kind?) and I’m pulling this Little Loves round up together between walking the dog, helping out at a school trip, doing end-of-month admin, and making a flying visit to the supermarket for pumpkins. We’re expecting a few guisers (what we call Halloween visitors…

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Saying No to Perfect

Last week I picked up a book called ‘Present Over Perfect’ from my local library and read it in the space of one weekend. I can’t remember the last time I did this – but something about this particular book resonated with me deeply, and brought to the surface a lot of things I have…

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Reading, Watching, Listening to Lately – February 2017

With World Book Day on the horizon, it seems like a good opportunity to share what I’ve been reading in February, and if you’re a Mum like me, no doubt you’ll have found yourself scurrying around this week trying to figure out what to send your kids to school dressed up as on Thursday. We’re planning…

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Reading and Watching Lately – January 2017

One of the things I love about winter is the chance to spend evenings indoors catching up on reading, movies and television, and as someone known to rummage aimlessly around the library, bookstore or Amazon Prime listings in search of inspiration, I really enjoy picking up recommendations for books, films and TV shows on other…

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How to Make a Book Advent Calendar for Under £10

Now that we’re into December, our household’s Christmas countdown has officially begun, and instead of our usual choice of advent calendar I decided to do something a bit different for the kids this year and mark the countdown to Christmas Eve with 24 festive and winter themed books. This means that instead of opening that…

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My Ten Favourite Reads of 2016

I’ve always loved reading and well before it was trendy to be a bookworm I could be found loitering in the High School library indulging my passion for S.E Hinton (back in the days when you were just referred to as a swot). Thankfully these days book culture seems to be in fashion for people…

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