15/52: Little Fires Everywhere

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I have finished the fifteenth book of the year, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I am still tackling my, upon reflection, stupid idea to read fifty-two books this year. If you’d like to watch me continue to fail (I need to book in three holidays just to catch up), feel free to follow me […]

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The Mini Edinburgh City Guide

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Edinburgh, it’s safe to say, stole my heart. It’s a grand but cosy, loud but content city that is easy to get lost in. Thankfully, though, it’s even easier to find a nice beer. The streets are hugged by buildings that exhale the city’s rich history and charming culture. If you’ve not been to Edinburgh […]

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Edinburgh’s Best Drinking Spots

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Two English people walk into some Scottish bars… Aaron and I love checking out local bars and pubs when we are visiting a new place. And Edinburgh, I can confirm, has plenty of bars and pubs. We tested out local gins (of which are also plenty!), lager, wine and even tried an obligatory whisky. Over […]

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The Man Sat on the Bus


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To The Man Sat on the Bus, Well. The Man Stood by the Bus Stop. Who was to become The Man Sat on the Bus. If you like real stories because those are the unbelievable ones, then you should know your timing was just that. Unbelievable. As I stared at the bus timetable, blurry eyed […]

April 13, 2018

A Cocktail from Aaron


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Having visited The Guinness Storehouse, made our own gin at the City of London Distillery and eagerly (Aaron may as well have had his hand up in the air, in response to the guide’s probably rhetorical questions) attended a wine tasting event at Vagabond, Aaron and I like to consider ourselves as amateur alcohol connoisseurs. […]

April 6, 2018

12/52: From Rome With Love


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I started my bank holiday Monday with the last couple of chapters of From Rome With Love by Jules Wake; the twelfth book I’ve read this year. I decided to challenge myself to reading fifty-two books this year (which I’m also documenting over on my Goodreads account) and, after a few relatively heavy reads and […]

April 4, 2018

Chunky Veg Chicken Sausage Risotto


Kath's Kitchen

Being a lover of all things carbs, I think it was inevitable that I was going to, one day, become risotto’s biggest fan. In the last month, it’s just about become all I can think about. As well as wondering what I’m going to do once Easter is over and Oreo Egg ‘n’ Spoons are […]

April 2, 2018

Three Rainy Bank Holiday Weekend Reads


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Rainy bank holiday weekends are almost a given in the UK. They probably wouldn’t feel right without a relentless pitter patter against the window as we try to resist eating Easter eggs we’ve bought for other people… Just me? Yesterday, as I attempted a Spring clean (and failed), I came across three books that are […]

March 31, 2018

Fangirling for YA Fiction


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For someone who isn’t entirely sure what their favourite genre of book is, I have an awful lot of young adult fiction on my bookshelves. I could probably take up three shelves with just YA fiction. Young adult fiction is literature supposedly written for twelve to eighteen year olds and yet, I wasn’t ready to give up […]

March 29, 2018

11/52: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda


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Today I finished the eleventh book of the year; with teary eyes and that “WHY DOES THIS BOOK HAVE TO END” feeling in my heart. I’ve officially got three joint favourite books of the year so far; The Hate U Give, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and now, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by […]

March 23, 2018

An Ode to Freelance Writers


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When I’m not waitressing or selling kitchenware, you’ll find me freelance writing next to a cup of tea and a burning candle. Yup, it’s as brilliant as it sounds. Freelance writing is, however, a funny sphere when you’ve not navigated it before, nor been given too much advice about it. I’ve been writing for a […]

March 21, 2018

How to Tackle Your TBR


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Within the bookish world you will find two types of readers. Smug Kindle users with their device full of books that take up no physical room and book hoarders who have so many books in their “to be read” pile that they could make a coffee table out of them… or ten! (Trust me, I’ve […]

March 19, 2018

10/52: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine


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This year I’ve decided to have a go at reading fifty-two books before 2019 (while documenting it over on my Goodreads account). Yesterday I was horrified to see Goodreads terrifyingly labelled me “1 book behind schedule.” Today I finished the very popular Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Now, I sit smugly, having […]

March 18, 2018