2,000 Followers: A Thank You

This March -slash- April -slash- May, I would have been blogging for 4 years, (I can’t remember exactly what month I started; I seemed to think it was March but WordPress tells me it’s May but whatever) so I won’t be doing any giveaways with this post, as I normally would, because I’d like to wait until my 4th blog anniversary and go completely and utterly overboard then but for me, hitting 2,000 unique blog followers (I say unique blog followers because that is just including WordPress reader followers, email followers and bloglovin followers – it doesn’t count twitter and Facebook) is somewhat of a milestone and I think it warrants a little blog post, mostly just to say a big huge thank you to everyone who follows and reads my blog. 

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Struggling To Make Time For Reading? Schedule For The Things You Love! *

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Do you struggle to make time for reading? Do you wish you could increase the number of books you read, or maybe even double it? Reading is one of those things that falls by the wayside for too many people. The majority of people, when asked, would admit that they don’t read as much as they’d like. Change the habit by making reading a priority. Whether you have a blog you need to write reviews for, or just love the way reading makes you feel, here’s how to make room for reading. Continue reading

Book Review: The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse 

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Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US
Blurb: Magic can do a lot – give you flight, show you mermaids, help you taste the stars. And… solve the budget crisis?

That’s what the grown-ups will do with it if they ever make it to Neverland to steal its magic and bring their children home. However, Gwen doesn’t know this. She’s just a sixteen-year-old girl with a place on the debate team and a powerful crush on Jay, the soon-to-be homecoming king. She doesn’t know her little sister could actually run away with Peter Pan, or that she might have to chase after her to bring her home safe. Gwen will find out thought – and when she does, she’ll discover she’s in the middle of a looming war between Neverland and reality.

She’ll be out of place as a teenager in Neverland, but she won’t be the only one. Peter Pan’s constant treks back to the mainland have slowly aged him into adolescence as well. soon, Gwen will have to decide whether she’s going to join impish, playful Peter in his fight or eternal youth… or if she’s going to scramble back to reality in time for the homecoming dance. Continue reading

How I Prepare For a Bedroom Clear-out

If you know me at all, you will know I am incredibly organised. I love cleaning, tidying and getting stuff in order. It calms me down, makes me feel productive and almost-zen and I always feel so much better afterwards. I regularly take to Twitter to tell the loyal Twit folk when I’m tidying and how much I love it and I also regularly end up in conversations with people who can’t stand cleaning and sorting out and wouldn’t know where to start. Well… fret no more (not that you were anyway but still) because I thought I’d share my tips for preparing for a bedroom clear-out. 

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The Gorgeous Ghanian Gap Year *

At eighteen years of age, being bright eyed and bushy tailed is part and parcel. You’ve finished your final two years of school, you’re coming of age and simply on top of the world. The only thing you really should think about or plan for is what’s ahead, and this step is a big one! You go from sitting in a classroom requiring permission to use a bathroom, to being thrust into the world and told you’re old enough to make your own decisions. Do you go to university? What should you study? Should you even go? There’s a lot of questions milling around and choosing what your next step will be is not an easy choice. That’s why someone out there discovered the gap year.

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How Bloggers Can Use Instagram to Make Insta-Dough *

Every blogger knows that it’s imperative to reach out on social media to get more traffic to their blog. A blog without a social media channel has less capacity to attract new readers and advertising income. But social media, if not done correctly, can turn out to be a drain on your time, rather than a money spinner. Bloggers can spend hours doing outreach, only to find that they have increased their follower count by a few dozen. It can be a soul destroying experience.

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I Don’t Drink. So What?

Christmas was a time to ‘eat drink and be merry!’. New Year was also a time to drink to the future – and to the past – to new starts and new memories. But what if, like me, you don’t drink? (Alcohol I’m talking about here, not just liquid in general. If that was the case, I probably wouldn’t be here writing this blog post). Before Christmas, I took my frustrations to Twitter (as we so often do these days) and the reactions and replies I received prompted and inspired this blog post and I wanted to think and talk about alcohol. Why I don’t drink it, why it’s okay not to drink it and why oh why some people look at you like you’ve got 3 heads when you tell them that actually, it’s Christmas and I’m still not going to have a drink.

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Meet the Sponsors: January

Well… we made it. It’s 2017, at long last. I hope you all had a lovely, relaxing and joyous Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year. I for one am thrilled to see the start of a New Year but, as always, with a new month comes with it some new sponsors for Jenny in Neverland so please say a big hello to the first sponsors of 2017! And you can find all my previous monthly sponsor posts from 2016 right here.

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BLOG TOUR: Brake Failure by Alison Brodie (& Amazon Voucher Giveaway!)

Hi everyone – I’m taking part in my first blog tour of 2017 today, which is one of my own and I’m very happy to have for you an excerpt of Alison Brodie’s Brake Failure. Please find info about the book below, including an exclusive little excerpt for you to enjoy with a cuppa this morning!

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