A Love for Narration

If you have followed my blog for a while then you will probably realise that I acquire and consume books at a very fast rate. I love to read and immerse myself in a good story, and will do so in anyway whether it’s graphic novels or audiobook, tomes or e-books, if I can read it then I’ll probably give it a go. Continue reading


An Exercise Promise

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Yesterday was pancake day, an excuse to eat lots of unhealthy stuff and enjoy gorging on chocolate and lemon curd pancakes (not together, I promise!) and now that’s passed, we’re officially on the countdown to Easter. Traditionally, many of us give things up for Lent, myself included, but this year I’m going to do things a little differently.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Romance Freebie | Favourite OTP’s

In the spirit of all things Valentine’s day and romance, Jana has thrown us a romance freebie. Sometimes, I really can’t be doing with a freebie week, and find it quite difficult to settle on a topic, but this time, I’ve embraced it whole-heartedly (heart ❤ geddit!). I was thinking of romance books, and just how much I don’t love a novel when the central theme is a romantic pairing, so I abandoned all notions of writing a list of my favourite romance stories, and decided to think about my favourite pairings.

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Quite simply, you list the top ten of the topic prompt.

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Curling | A 4yr Obsession

That thing where they slide on the ice and brush a bit of granite into a circle? Really?! Are you feeling OK? Yes, Yes I am. It’s my new obsession.

Once every 4 years, the Winter Olympics rolls into a snow covered town, and we are reacquainted with lots of sports that we couldn’t do in our wildest dreams, or even our nightmares. From ski jumping to speed skating, ice dancing to ice hockey, the brave, the elegant, and the crazy are rewarded for their skills and the courage in the pinnacle for winter sports. And there is one sport that floats so far off the radar you could be forgiven for thinking it had become extinct, but every 4 years, we sit glued to our screens with levels of knowledge and investment that we had forgotten existed and will do again. The sport? Curling!

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Amazon.com’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime Tag

Good evening folks! It’s a bit of a chilly one this evening, isn’t it?! We’ve been pelted by hail stones all day, and been inside binge watching the curling (after Zumba of course!) What a crazy crazy life! I’m not feeling my best this evening, so I was having a little look at posts in my reader and stumbled across this fun, and simple, tag.

How to Play:

1. Include a link back to Amazon’s official 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime 
2. Tag Perfectly Tolerable, the creator of this meme
3. Tag the person who nominated you (I wasn’t nominated by anyone, but saw this on Lucinda is Reading)
4. Copy the list of books and indicate which titles you have read.
5. Tally up your total.
6. Comment on the post you were tagged in and share your total count.
7. Tag five new people and comment on one of their posts to let them know.

Let’s get on with the list:

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The Loneliest Girl in the Universe | Review

Title: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

Author: Lauren James

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 27 Jan 18 – 28 Jan 18

Publication date: 07 Sep 17

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre(s): Young Adult; Science Fiction


Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J.

Their only communication is via email – and due to the distance between them, their messages take months to transmit. And yet Romy finds herself falling in love.

Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away? But what does Romy really know about J? And what do the mysterious messages which have started arriving from Earth really mean? Sometimes, there’s something worse than being alone…

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Fat Friday: Week 19

Good evening everybody! How are we all doing? How was your week? It got a bit chilly didn’t it? The temperature plummeted here in the North West of England, there was a day of snow (sadly none of it stuck), and lots of freezing wind. I also had to properly de-ice my car for the first time in 2018. It wasn’t what I wanted to be doing at 4:59am if I am honest! This weekend has been a little bit up and down, but overall, I think we can say it’s not been a failure!

Fat Friday is a weekly blog post tracking my weight loss and fitness journey, used to keep myself accountable, keep a record of my progress, and share hints & tips that have helped me. To track my progress, or read my previous entries, click here.

Please join me, support me, and help me along my way as I aim to improve my life for the better!

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