Reading

Love A Good Summer Romance Novel? Why Cliches Work

Summertime means summer books. There is nothing more exciting than lazy summer reading. The books may be a little clichéd, but you still keep turning the pages. They serve a unique function that no other books could fulfil. It’s a book that makes you travel emotionally. It’s exciting. It’s tantalising. It’s refreshing. It’s everything we wish for ourselves. More importantly, it’s stress-free.  But why are there so many clichés in our summer books? The answer is simple: Because they work! We met abroad… and he came back to me Can there be anything more romantic than a love story in …

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Reading

#Win one of two books – one for Mum or one for Dad!!

At a time where we are spending more time at home than ever before, many of us are left twiddling our thumbs, looking to things to do. We have sorted our garden and done the decorating and odd jobs that have been hanging around for months, caught up on most of the films that we have wanted to watch and exhausted all our recommendations on Netflix. Home schooling starts again after the Easter Break next week and one thing the school insists on is at least half an hour of reading per day. Now, you can join the kids in …

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New Wetmore Forest Monsters – Review

Once upon a time, somewhere in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, there is a wooded glen known as Wetmore Forest. Amongst the great mossy, bearded trees, shrouded in mist lives a furry band of critters that come in all shapes and sizes and each with their own peculiar personality. They are called Wetmore Monsters and currently come in a range of soft and cuddly plush toys, Funko collectibles and books, which are exclusive at John Lewis. Games and puzzles will be added to the collection soon. Meet the Monsters There are 6 different characters in the Funko Wetmore Forest …

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My Favourite Holiday reads!

Going on holiday with kids in tow isn’t always a relaxing experience. Gone are the days of chilling out around the pool everyday with a good book, however, I always take a book with me and normally manage to read for an hour or two when the kids are enjoying kids club. Whilst enjoying a press trip to Rhodes back in 2014, I was introduced to the very lovely Rachael Lucas who is not only a blogger, but an author too. We were lucky enough to go to Turkey in 2015 and I took Rachel’s first book, Sealed with a Kiss. I …

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Star Wars

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars

Did you know it is the 40th anniversary of Star Wars? Star Wars is something I have learned to love in my house. As a child I remember having a landspeeder to play with, but Hubby’s love of Star Wars is on another level. He would have been 4 years old when the film was released and he tells me stories of his Nan taking him to Woolworths to buy the latest figures every week and he still has his collection of toys to this day – although the kids can only look and not touch! His love doesn’t stop …

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