Old English Company Haul*

You've got this keyring

Not long before my surgery, I was offered the opportunity to receive some products from the Old English Company*. Naturally I was very keen to accept as the entire website was full of so many delightful home and lifestyle pieces that would fit with the look I wanted to achieve around the flat. Due to […]

The Muse by Jessie Burton

Copyright by Pan Macmillan

There are so many things that could be said about The Muse by Jessie Burton, especially given the reviews it received on publishing and how well it went on to do in the book charts and awards, but with that a lot of it has been said. Some things did come up whilst going through […]

Finding Myself Again

Did I ever really find myself in the first place or have I just been going along trying to figure out what it me and what I want out of life? In fact we never really find ourselves as times changes, things around us and people change and our circumstances never seem to settle for […]

Night in the Woods

There are certain things that I tend to lean towards to escape from reality; cooking, reading, art and games are just a few of those things. Different amounts of effort are involved for each of them though and whether it is using your eyes to focus and read after a long day at work, having […]

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Book by Sarah Perry

This book was a find in a charity shop just along the local row of shows. It threw me off a bit finding it in a charity shop because it is a relatively new book and has received such high praises but of course I know that some people read a book and put it […]

Café Adagio, Croydon 

Soup and bread roll

My partner and I love a trip to Café Adagio on Lower Addiscombe Road here in Croydon. It is our very most local independent cafe and happens to be run by a really love guy. In fact my partner likes it so much he sometimes goes there without me to sit and read his book! There […]

The Picture Of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde

Penguin Books classics series

Even though I really have not read in a long time, I still find myself knowing a pretty large amount about classic books (though if I was ever to go on Mastermind they would not be my specialist subject) and am often surprised when people have not heard of something; this book is one of […]

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar Days 11-15

Christmas tree design on Look Fantastic

It is really blowing my mind just how quickly Christmas is approaching. Perhaps it is based on how busy I have been and how many different illnesses I have had to deal with since the start of December rather than actually being in the Christmas spirit or doing almost anything festive. If you missed the […]

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar Days 1-5

Christmas tree, flamingo, beauty, feminine style design for advent calendar

Avoiding spoilers for beauty advent calendars is particularly tricky when you are so into watching Youtube videos and reading other people’s blogs but somehow I managed to avoid finding out the contents of anything in the box until it came to actually opening the first few days. The Look Fantastic box is a bit of […]

Discovering Local Events

Things are always happening just around the corner but how often do we know about them until they have actually happened? Things can be so badly publicised unless you know exactly where to look and that can make it really effort-some to actually go off and find them. I used to work once a week […]