Peerless Flats By Esther Freud

Close up of book front cover

What made me pick up Peerless Flats when I found it in a charity shop a number of years ago is a mystery. What is more of a mystery is what made me pick it up as my next book to read through. The reviews from 1993, when this book was revealed, to more recent […]

Sharing My Thoughts

A week or so ago I found myself staring at my blog, pondering the photos I take for it and the content I produce. It wasn’t until then that I realised I haven’t done a personal post over here on so long. Sure the odd bit of my life makes it into snarky sub-clauses in […]

War With The Newts By Karel Čapek

Book by Karel Capek

Reading War With The Newts it is incredibly difficult to believe it was written in 1936. Almost everybody that reads the book in the modern era reflects on certain elements sounding like they could refer to Nazi Germany and WW2. And in some ways they clearly did and picked up on the sense of war looming. […]

L’oreal Color Riche Nail Polish

Three nail varnishs, pink, purple and blue by L'Oreal

Doing my nails was one of the first ‘beauty’ things that I ever really got into and at 15 whilst I was never interested in anything more than some wild blue eyeshadow and mascara I was already building up a collection of outlandish nail varnish. Not much has changed except that I own foundation, have […]

Refreshing Summer Treats

It is summer and from time to time the sunshine decides to pop out from behind the grey clouds. Our spirits are lifted but so are our body temperatures and we feel the need to cool off. Fruit Spiral Lollies – Sainsburys  “Made with real fruit juice” means you can feel all ‘healthy’ whilst trying […]

ZzzQuil Sleeping Tablets

I went through a phase where nothing at all would make me sleep. From home remedies involving lavendar sprays on pillows and relaxing teas before bed to prescribed sleeping tablets and meditation techniques from my GP. My mind was just whirring too much and full of thoughts and panics about life, the day just gone […]

Oval Brushes From My Makeup Brush Set

So a month or so ago My Makeup Brush Set reached out to me, like they reached out to literally hundreds of other instagrammers, and offered to send me their ten piece oval brush set. And I am always interested in trying new products out and giving various companies a go so I said yes, […]