Book No Buy

11 books from the charity shop

Going on a no buy is always something that sounds a little terrifying. People say they intend to buy no makeup products, no clothes, books or anything unless they completely run out and it is part of their routine. I could never take it to that level, at least not right now and especially with […]

Products I Want To Use Up In 2018 #7

Beauty product empties flatlay

As my mental approach to a lot of things, such as food and happiness, has changed over the last couple of months I have found myself thinking differently about using products up. It wasn’t an intentional transition in thought process but on sitting down to share my empties with you I realised that a change […]

Scrapbook Of An Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan*

Book by Vicky Nolan

A little while ago Vicky Nolan, the author of Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress, reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in giving her book a read. She explained to me that the book is based on her real life experiences of trying to break into the music industry and how […]

Revising My Goals And Life

You've got this keyring

Like so many people, I set myself some goals for 2018. We’re now ten months in and whilst I remember setting them as ‘smart’ targets that’s pretty far as my memory of them goes. Life has changed a lot since the goals were created. I had open heart surgery and have spent a separate chunk […]

The Food Wars by Walden Bello

Book by Walden Bello

When I was reading this book I read half the chapter focusing on agrofuels and the next morning there was one of the companies mentioned with a sponsored advert on my twitter feed. Was it there before or did I just notice it because of my awareness around the topic? Or is there some greater […]

Africa by Richard Dowden

Paperback cover of Africa

This book spent so long on my to be read stack, I’m talking maybe five years, and whilst I really wanted to get stuck in and find out everything it had to say I was also a little bit intimidated by it. Over the years I’ve learned to not be so scared by a book […]

This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

Book by Adam Kay

Like so many people, I have a personal appreciation for the NHS. The services, care and dedication that people in the NHS gave to me, and many of my family members and friends, from birth to now shaped me a lot and are amongst the many reasons I wanted to get my current job in […]