30 Before 30

I’m not quite sure why I decided to write a ‘30 before 30’ list less than a year before, but there’s nothing like a deadline to provide a little inspiration. Mine won’t read like many of these lists, because having asked myself what I’d really like to achieve before my next birthday, the answer was … Continue reading 30 Before 30

2017 Goals Review

Well, that's me just closed the curtains on the world outside for the last time in 2017. I've had a little moment listening to Taylor Swift's New Year's Day, and now I'm ready to curl up on the sofa and watch films, and hope that Adam makes it home for midnight. While leaving the house … Continue reading 2017 Goals Review

Ten Books for People Who Don’t Read

I already put together a gift guide for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, but then I realised this was my perfect topic. I am always giving books as gifts, even if the recipients don’t always count themselves as readers. (A sort of book lover’s proselytising.) Many books are beautiful objects, which makes them a gorgeous … Continue reading Ten Books for People Who Don’t Read

Ten Books for the YA Reader in Your Life

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I’m picking out ten of my favourite young adult titles or series that I would gift to fellow YA readers. (Of course, if they’re anything like me, they will have read most of these already.) You can argue over how to categorise this, as some would count Harry Potter … Continue reading Ten Books for the YA Reader in Your Life

Why my life would be better if I didn’t commute

Completely unsurprisingly I got exasperated on the way home today. There have been speed restrictions on the trains since this morning because of a broken bit of track, so I was lucky I wasn’t late for work. However, I was late to my evening-at-home-relaxing, so that was annoying. (Not to mention the woman who pushed … Continue reading Why my life would be better if I didn’t commute