Passenger – Alexandra Bracken | Book Review

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has…

Bookishly Ever After – Isabel Bandeira | Book Review*

In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably a YA novel with magic and a hot paranormal love interest. Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn’t even qualify for a quiet contemporary.…

The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth Range | Beauty Edit

I’ve always been a big fan of The Body Shop®, but in recent years I have found myself falling out of love with the brand and moving on to other skincare products. Recently when a…

My Italian Adventure Packing Essentials | Travel Guide*

I’m getting pretty good at this multi destination holiday lark, but our recent trip to Italy proved to be my biggest packing challenge yet. Not only was there a mixture of urban and rural destinations…

Glasshouse, Cleveleys, Lancashire | Restaurant Review*

In early July I was invited by Glasshouse Cleveleys, the new cocktail bar & bistro, to attend their VIP opening evening. Cleveleys doesn’t have many nighttime venues, which is a shame. So whenever somewhere new like…

Relaxing Reading, my favourite places to read | Thoughts*

Reading has long been an important part of my life, however finding somewhere peaceful to relax and really enjoy it these days is increasingly difficult. Those of you with children added to the mix,  rather…

Jo Loves Fresh Sweet Peas Hand & Body Lotion | Beauty Edit

I’ve been wanting to share this little beauty with you all ever since it arrived in June from my lovely Auntie for my birthday. I very rarely get to visit Jo Loves these days and I’m…

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband – Julia Quinn | Book Review

  With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three…