How Blogging Has Changed My Life

A few weeks ago, I hosted a Twitter chat with the topic being, “Life Before, During and After Blogging”. One of my questions for the people taking part was, “How has your life changed since you started blogging? What has blogging brought to your life that it didn’t have before?” I literally couldn’t answer my own question because a 140 character limit wouldn’t have been nowhere near enough for me to accurately describe what blogging has brought to my life.

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8 Photos of Happiness

I was tagged by the lovely Leanne to take part in this tag, ‘8 Photos of Happiness’. I thought it was such a beautiful and uplifting idea that I had to give it a go. Just 8 photos with a short description of why it was a happy moment. So simple but effective and sometime, photos really do speak a thousand words.

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This tag was originally created by Ariel’s Little Corner of the Internet and the intention is simple. Share 8 photos that represent a moment, object, place or feeling that makes you happy. Then tag others to share their own photos! So lo and behold, here are my 8 photos!

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Book Review: Wickham Hall Part 1: Hidden Treasures by Cathy Bramley

25577573Title: Wickham Hall Part 1: Hidden Treasures
Author: Cathy Bramley
Format: eBook
Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US | Twitter | Facebook


Blurb: Holly Swift has just landed the job of her dreams: events co-ordinator at Wickham Hall, the beautiful manor home that sits proudly at the heart of the village where she grew up.

Her first major event is a spring wedding of royal proportions. Holly has every detail covered, so all she has to do is keep calm and carry on… Easier said than done!

As the church bells ring, little does Holly know that come Monday, she’ll have a new boss. And it might not exactly be a match made in heaven… Continue reading

The Disney Book Tag!

So I found this tag over on Simona’s lovely blog and you know, it had Disney in the title so inevitably I had to do it. The Disney Book Tag makes you relate characters in books you’ve read to Disney characters, their traits and what happens to them. This was a lot of fun to do so I hope you enjoy!

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Book Review: Under My Skin by Zoe Markham & Giveaway!

Under My Skin_FINALTitle: Under My Skin
Author: Zoe Markham
Format: eBook, ARC for book tour
Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US | Twitter | Facebook


Blurb: Inside we are all monsters…

Chloe was once a normal girl. Until the night of the car crash that nearly claimed her life. Now Chloe’s mother is dead, her father is a shell of the man he used to be and the secrets that had so carefully kept their family together are falling apart. A new start is all Chloe and her father can hope for, but when you think you’re no longer human how can you ever start pretending?

A contemporary reworking of a British horror classic, Under My Skin follows seventeen-year-old Chloe into an isolated world of darkness and pain, as she struggles to understand what it really means to be alive.

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20 Things Book Lovers Are Awesome At

I think you’ll agree when I say most of us book lovers have a few traits in common. Always having a book on the go? Check. Talking about books 99% of the time? Check. Not sleeping because a amazing book has entered our lives? Check. We’re a unique bunch and there are some things we do that non book lovers simply do not understand.

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Mistakes I Made When I Started Blogging

Despite having been blogging for over 2 years, which in actual fact, isn’t that long at all, I still make mistakes. A lot of mistakes. Blogging is a huge thing and there is always, always more to learn.

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However, since the days of not having a clue what I was doing and the lack of knowledge of all that blogging has to offer, I have learnt a lot along the way from other blogs, other bloggers and just gaining general experience in the big, wide world of blogging. Continue reading

Keeping Up the Blogging Mojo

Blogging is tough, we all know that and it can be hard, very very hard at times to keep up the motivation, enthusiasm, mojo – whatever you want to call it – to write and create new blog posts. Whether it’s through writers block or a lack of desire, it’s rubbish either way and can put a bit of a downer on your mood, your blog and your attitude towards it.

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Tips for Going on a Staycation

In May, my boyfriend and I went to Cumbria and The Lake District on holiday. We live in the UK, so some would call this a “staycation”. A vacation but one which takes place in your own country.

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I, for one, am a huge fan of staycations. I live in the South East, just outside of London and I love exploring other parts of the UK I know will be wildly different from my home turf. The UK really is a wonderful place and we really can underestimate it’s beauty.

However, don’t let staycations fool you. Just because you’re not taking a giant suitcase or going on a plane or jetting off to far and distant lands doesn’t mean they’re not stressful and take a lot of planning. They do and here are some tips of things I’ve learnt from various staycations over the years. Continue reading

25 Thoughts I’ve Had In My Time As a Book Blogger

Book bloggers… We’re a funny bunch aren’t we? Since I started book blogging, back in March 2013 I’ve experienced so many things I would have otherwise been oblivious to. Book blogging is a whole different world and I didn’t quite realise how much there was to it until I was in it.

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