Books

How I’m Getting On With My Goodreads Challenge

If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you will know that I read a lot of books.

I have never set myself a challenge of how many books I can read in a year, but for some reason, I’ve decided to aim for 50.

So how am I getting on?

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Books

Sleep by C. L. Taylor

Sleep by C L Taylor

Published: 4th April 2019
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages: 368

Blurb:

All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty. To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare. Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna. Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie. Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…

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Food

A Slice Of St. Pierre Bakery

Pastries are the perfect way to start your day.

I can remember being in Paris at the age of eight, being fascinated by the pastries in the shop window and wondering what they tasted like.

Fast forward twenty years and you can get great pastries from pretty much anywhere in your local town or city, but will they ever be as good as the real ones from France?

I was very kindly gifted a generous box of pastries from St. Pierre and even though I’m currently on a healthy eating bandwagon, I have sampled them for the purpose of my blog. That’s a good enough excuse, right?

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Books

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

The Other Woman - Book

Published: 14th June 2018
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pages: 448

Blurb:

When Emily meets Adam she knows he is the One. That together they can deal with anything that is thrown at them. But lurking in the shadows is another woman, Pammie. Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants…

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Lifestyle

How Losing Weight Gave Me Confidence

I’ve been very open about my accidental journey to losing weight.

It began in June 2018 during our holiday to Crete in which I was asked four times by members of the hotel spa if I would like a pregnancy massage.

I’ve never been pregnant and as you can imagine, I was taken back by the remark of what four different women asked me and before you say it, it has nothing to do with a language barrier as they were all speaking perfect English.

It was the straw that broke the camels back.

So I decided to do something about how I felt about my body.

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Travel

14 Things To Do During Your First Visit To Prague

Prague is a truly beautiful place to visit.

We spent around 65 hours, exploring our way through the beautiful streets, soaking up the sights (and the sun!) as well as eating the most delicious food.

Just like my guide to Amsterdam, I wanted to share a number of things that you can do during your first visit to Prague – simply as a guide and 10 of them are 100% free!

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Lifestyle

How Becoming A Photographer Brought Me Closer To The Blogosphere

It is hard being part of a community when you feel like you don’t belong.

In March of 2018, I wrote a blog post about how I felt left out of the blogosphere and how I wasn’t really sure where I fitted in because I’m not a well known blogger but despite being around for six and a half years, I’m only just feeling closer to the community once more.

How? I became a photographer for bloggers.

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Books

The Day We Met by Roxie Cooper

Sock Sunday

Published: 7th March 2019
Publisher: Ebury Press
Pages: 464

Blurb:

Stephanie doesn’t believe in fate, true love or living happily ever after. She’s content enough being engaged to Matt. But then she meets Jamie, who understands her more than anyone else ever has. Jamie is happily married to his childhood sweetheart Helen and believes in everything Stephanie doesn’t. So why does he have such a strong connection with Stephanie? When Stephanie and Jamie meet one fateful weekend in 2006 it will change everything…

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Food

The Best Breakfast Spots In Liverpool

Going out for breakfast is a real treat at the moment.

Over the past few months, I’ve been scouting out the best places to eat breakfast whether it’s pre-work, post-meeting success or you’re catching up with friends over the weekend.

There are so many places to eat in Liverpool; ones in which I’ve been loyal to for a number of years, some which I’ve only just discovered and some which I haven’t eaten stumbled across yet.

But I wanted to share a handful of fantastic food spots with you all – for the times you may be visiting Liverpool or for those who are in the area majority of the time like I am.

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Lifestyle

How Switching Off My Social Media Notifications Helped With My Addiction

I used to be extremely addicted to social media.

I would be that rude person at the dinner table, scrolling on Instagram at people who didn’t know me whilst being surrounded by the people who did know me.

It was an urge to check what other people were doing, what they were wearing, which restaurants they were eating at and I just wasn’t living in the moment.

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