one of the most electric cities in the world, and although I have travelled to
Holland twice in my life there are a few things that I didn’t do/see that I
This doesn’t just have to be a gals holiday, it can be
applied to booking any other adventure but I came across these little tips and
tricks whilst booking a holiday with my friends.
The main things you need to think about when booking a
holiday with a group of people are these factors;
We are not English – We may speak the English language here
in South Wales, but we are not English. Whenever I travel abroad, and I say I’m
from Wales, people always think it’s part of England. It’s not.
Match Days – If you a rugby fan, then Match Days are for
you. Cardiff is the host for six nations, Heineken cup & world cup. But if
you don’t like big crowds, rowdy people then stay well away from the town
I didn’t know that The Note was a true story about the
author Zoe Folbigg until after I read this book, and began doing a little research
for this review. I’m not sure if that would have made me think any different of this
book, but it does put a smile on my face, and also peaked my interest so I stalked her a little.
The Note, is a very well written story about a woman named Maya
who works in fashion and falls in love with a guy she sees on the train, ‘Train
After the first time she saw Train Man, he become a regular
every morning commuter and she fell in love. Don’t get me wrong, it seems a bit
irrational to fall in love with someone you don’t know and this threw me a little.
Not only is this book about romance, and it’s also uplifting
and inspirational. Throughout the book you learn about Maya’s job and her
personal life. You follow her through her journey of making massive life
changes and going through bereavement.
I managed to read The Note in a few days, so if you’re after
an easy read to pass the time. Then I would definitely recommend.
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Have you read The Note, if so what did you think?
I hate winter. I mean, don’t get me wrong I love the build up to
Christmas when its starting to get a little cold and the excitement for
all the alcohol that I’m going to drink over the Christmas/new year
period is building. But I dislike getting to work when it’s pitch black and finishing when its pitch black.
Once it hits January 1st, it really
affects my mental health. I seriously think I suffer with SAD and spend
around 80% of my life on Skyscanner.
Easing myself into the new year with a book review, and yup it’s a good one.
Even though I don’t work for in a library, my office is based in one so I get to walk past all the new arrivals every day and this book The Sunlight Pilgrims was one of them. I had heard of this book and it has been on my Goodreads list for a while now, so I snatched it up pretty quickly. I got through TSP in a week, and that was only because it was a pretty big book and didn’t want to carry it home so I read it on my lunch breaks and whenever I could.
The Sunlight Pilgrims is primarily a book about the end of the world. Stella is a 12 year old transgender, and she’s growing up quicker than she would like to. Dylan ran away from his life in London and heads to Scotland to grieve his mother and grandmother and Constance is getting through life by her daughters side.
For me TSP wasn’t JUST about the end of the world, for me it was about friendships, relationships, love and general life. The way Jenni Fagan constantly made me feel cold throughout the whole book really sold it for me. I have a perfect image in my head of what the caravan park looks like, and the scene of the iceberg as its approaching.
Stella is a very relatable character and the way she was perceived was brilliant, and I would definitely recommend this book to someone who is going through the same transition.
Without giving too much away, but the ending was very chilling and perfectly written.
I have started a book club with my gals, and this will be top of my recommendations.
Has anyone read The Sunlight Pilgrims? What did you think?
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don’t make resolutions/goals. Not because I won’t stick to them or because it’s
cool too but because I feel like it doesn’t have to be a new year to do/change
things you’re not happy about. 2018, will be the year I carry on doing me. I don’t
do it well, but I survive.
year, I travelled to some of the world and I wrote about. I finally pulled my
finger out of my ass and did it and it felt so good to be creative and to
create content. I then had a few shit months, and so many of my scheduled posts
didn’t make the publish button and are now deleted.
moving house in 4 days and I feel like I need to start afresh. New home, fresh
I want to push myself out of my comfort zone and clench that thirst for
adventure. Crikey, that sounds so cliché but it’s true. I have a love/hate
relationship with change and it’s something I’ve struggle with the past couple
of weeks/months but now it’s here, I can’t be more excited.
want to create something I’m proud of, that I want to show the whole world. So,