World Book Night 2015: Why You Should Read + Giveaway!

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World Book Night is an annual event which celebrates and promotes books and reading and also encouraging anyone and everyone to pick up a book! There’s events within communities and libraries all over the world that take part in World Book Night and last year 80,000 books were sent to institutions all over the UK, including libraries, schools, homeless shelters and even prisons! Every year, you can apply to be a volunteer, in which if you’re accepted, you will received 18 books from your selected list which you can then give out to people, donate to institutions or run giveaways with – all in aid of World Book Night and reading! Continue reading

Book Review: Wellies and Westies (Primrose Terrace Series Book 1) by Cressida McLaughlin

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25340865Title: Wellies and Westies (Primrose Terrace Series, Book 1)

Author: Cressida McLaughlin

Publisher: Harper


Blurb: Catherine ‘Cat’ Palmer realises, too late, that bringing an adorable puppy into work at the local nursery was a bad idea, especially after the ensuing chaos gets her the sack. Determined to turn a negative into a positive, Cat decides this is the perfect opportunity to get her dog-walking business off the ground with the help of her flatmates, Polly and Joe. After all, Primrose Terrace where she lives, is full of home-alone hounds… Continue reading

Book Review: Ivy Lane by Cathy Bramley

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Title: Ivy Lane

Author: Cathy Bramley

Publisher: Transworld


Blurb: Tilly Parker needs a fresh start, fresh air and a fresh attitude if she is ever to leave the past behind and move on with her life. As she seeks out peace and quiet in a new town, taking on a plot at Ivy Lane allotments seems like the perfect solution.

But the friendly Ivy Lane community has other ideas and gradually draw Tilly in to their cosy, comforting world of planting seedlings, organizing bake sales and planning seasonal parties.

As the seasons pass, will Tilly learn to stop hiding amongst the sweetpeas and let people back into her life – and her heart? Continue reading

Recipe: Thai Fish Cakes

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Now we made these Thai fish cakes months ago but at the time, it didn’t occur to me to do a recipe post about them. We made them again the other day because honestly, they are the most amazing things I have ever tasted! I am salivating just thinking about them so there’s no way I couldn’t write a food blog about them and share the recipe with you all. these are perfect as either part of a main meal or even on their own as a snack. Continue reading

Book Review: Just The Way You Are by Lynsey James

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Author: Lynsey James

Publisher: Carina UK


Blurb: Dear Ava,

How do you start writing a letter to someone, six years after breaking their heart?

Ava is unlucky in love as well as in life. The new office bitch has landed the dating column Ava wanted, and she can’t remember the last time she had a second date. It’s a good thing she has best friends Max and Gwen to pick up the pieces.

Deep down, Ava knows the reason why one date never turns into two – she’s in love with someone else. Someone she’s never even met.

It all started six years ago, with a letter from a secret admirer, Mr Writer…but then they suddenly stopped and Ava was heartbroken.

Now the letters have started again and Ava knows it could mean winning back the dating column at work. This time she’s determined to unmask Mr Writer…and find out once and for all if he’s Mr Right or Mr Very Definitely Wrong! Continue reading

33 Before 33

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This year, I turn 23. I’m very much enjoying my 20’s but can’t help but think about how quickly it’ll be over (translation: I’m having a premature quarter life crisis) and how many things I’d still like to achieve while I’m still young. So.. Lo and behold, my 33 before 33 list. A 10 year bucket list, if you will.

I’ve concocted a list of things I’d like to do and achieve before I’m 33; some are quite unrealistic others, I know I will be doing – I wanted a mixture of things with varying degrees of difficulty and impact.

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Movie Review: Rush (2013)

rush-poster-chris-hemsworth-daniel-bruhlStarring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde

Director: Ron Howard

Rating: 15

Genre: Action, Biography, Drama

Rush was released in 2013 and originally, I had absolutely no desire to see it despite the good reviews because I wasn’t interested in F1 or racing in any way. Since then, having had my eyes opened to the world of racing thanks to someone in my life, the film became more up my street and I recently got around to watching it. Rush is the true story of F1 drivers and rivals, Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Their racing and lifestyle choices, love lives and their merciless rivalry in which both of them were willing to risk everything to become world champion. Continue reading

Book Review: George’s Grand Tour by Caroline Vermalle

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23282133Title: George’s Grand Tour

Author: Caroline Vermalle

Publisher: Gallic


Blurb: At the age of eighty-three, retired butcher George Nicoleau is about to set off on the greatest adventure of his life. George and his neighbor Charles have long dreamt of a road trip, driving the 3,500 kilometres that make up the stages of the Tour de France. And now that George’s over-protective daughter has gone to South America, it’s time to seize the moment.

But just when he feels free of family ties, George’s granddaughter Adèle starts calling him from London, and he finds himself promising to text her as he travels around France, although he doesn’t even know how to use a mobile.

George is plagued by doubts, health worries, and an indifference to modern technology. And yet—might the journey still prove to be everything he had hoped for? Continue reading

7 Things I’ve Learnt Since I Started Blogging

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So the other week saw in my 2 year blog birthday and despite not quite believing how quickly those two years have gone, it also got me thinking about how much has changed and how much I’ve learnt in these two short (but incredible) years since Jenny in Neverland was born into the blogosphere. So here are some things I’ve learnt since I’ve started blogging. Continue reading

March: Books, Blogging Awards & Blogoversaries

Well, hello there lovely readers! I know I say this at the end of every month but seriously, can you believe we’re in April already?! I thought I’d try a new approach to my monthly book haul / wrap ups this month and include what I’ve read, what I’m reading and maybe miscellaneous stuff that’s been going on this month!

What I’ve Received

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Publishers: The Valley by John Renehan, The Detective’s Secret by Lesley Thomson (both surprise posts from Head of Zeus!) & A Mother’s Story by Amanda Prowse (Head of Zeus), The Chosen Queen by Joanna Courtney (McMillan), Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum (Random House), The Three by Sarah Lotz (Hodder), That Girl From Nowhere by Dorothy Koomson (Century) Continue reading