November’s Little Loves – Last Christmas, The Crown, A Life-Changing Podcast and (Finally) Game of Thrones

It’s been a while since I shared a round up of all things Little Loves, having spent most of October focusing on our half term break to the Cote D’Azur and writing follow up blog posts. But I do enjoy this monthly outing of positivity and gratitude, so I’m happy to be back this month,…

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Summer Reading – Les Misérables and War and Peace

This summer I set myself a little reading challenge: to read Les Misérables and War and Peace over the course of the holidays. Not quite your standard summer beach fare, more Gail vs almost 3000 pages of tightly woven text. I was determined to give both books a try after being mesmerised by the BBC…

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Little Loves – The Summer Edition

How can it be that we’ve entered another season already? It only seems a blink since we were gearing up for the holidays and making all sorts of exciting summer plans. Fast forward to now, and we’re knee deep in routine and tentatively fingering the one hour boost button on the central heating. There’s been…

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Reading Lately – June 2019

June has been a unusual month for me in that I’ve probably spent more time watching TV and movies than I have on reading. What sort of sacrilege is this?  you may well ask book lovers – in my defence, there has been some very good TV on offer lately (more on this in my next instalment of Little Loves, next week). I’ve also…

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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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