The City of Lights attracts millions of people every year for good reason: considered a global capital by many, Paris offers a seemingly unlimited amount of activities. Whether you enjoy shopping, touring historical sites, entertainment or great food, there is something for everybody to enjoy throughout the year.
Earlier this year (on 1st May if we’re being picky) you may have read my post of 15 reasons why I hate summer. I endured more or less every one of these reasons for the following 4 months after that post was published and suffered through multiple days of over 30 degree heat here in the London tropics. It was, to put it lightly, soul destroying. I don’t think anyone truly understands how much I really do hate summer and although that post was a bit tongue-in-cheek and exaggerated for humour purposes, summer really doesn’t bode well for me because it sends my anxiety sky-rocketing. I love autumn and winter and here’s why (and don’t worry, there’s not a pumpkin spiced latte in sight)
If you ever need to look for a real-life Elsa, you need look no further. I am the human equivalent in that I love the cold. Like seriously, love it. So naturally, I have a bit of a freak-out every time summer comes around and aside from all of the BBQ’s, there’s not a single thing I like about it. Here is my list of 15 reasons why I hate summer which you can read whilst I hibernate until October.
Title: Ivy Lane
Author: Cathy Bramley
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 “Book Review: Ivy Lane by Cathy Bramley”