Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published on 26 June 1997 and the first hardback print run was only 500 copies. Since then the series has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide. The series got people of all ages into reading, sorted us all into 4 houses, sparked fanfiction, introduced the world to… Continue reading 20 years of Harry Potter!
Book: Tenuous Author: K.J. McPike Pages: 416 Genre: Young Adult Age Recommendation: 12+ Published: 30/05/2017 Publisher: Terracotta Rose Publishing ISBN: 9781544262185 ★★★★★ I received a digital copy of this book thanks to K.J. McPike. I was introduced to the Astralis series back in 2015 and found myself falling in love with the series almost instantly so I was… Continue reading Tenuous (The Astralis Series – Book 2)
I'm a few days late on this one but better late than never! Here are some of the things that made me smile in May... Taking Billy for a walk Dad got stuck at work and I had a day off so Billy and me went out for an adventure in the woods My favourite… Continue reading Things That Made Me Smile This Month | May 2017
There's something about nice weather that makes me feel really creative! Last summer I made these DIY bookmarks. They were so simple to make and I spent days doodling and colouring design after design. It was so much fun! This week the weather has been amazing and I was feeling inspired! I've got a bit of… Continue reading DIY Bookmarks #2
Book: Stardust Author: Neil Gaiman Pages: 194 (Paperback) Genre: Fantasy Age Recommendation: 12+ Originally Published: 01/02/1999 Publisher: Headline Publishing Group ISBN: 9780755322824 ★★★★★ “There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.” Stardust is a fantasy adventure about a young man named Tristran. Tristran lives in the small village of Wall which borders the… Continue reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman
It's been a while since I baked something from Tanya Bakes but last week I bought a new loaf tin so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out Tanya's lemon drizzle loaf! Ingredients: 170g unsalted butter 170g caster sugar 3 medium eggs 170g self-raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Zest of 2 lemons For the… Continue reading Baking a Lemon Drizzle Loaf!
Book: Reasons to Stay Alive Author: Matt Haig Pages: 264 (Paperback) Genre: Non-Fiction/ Memoir/ Self Help Age Recommendation: 15+ Published: 02/03/2015 Publisher: Canongate Books ISBN: 9781782115083 ★★★★★ “Life is hard. It may be beautiful and wonderful but it is also hard.” After reading and loving The Humans, I knew that Reasons to Stay Alive would be worth a read.… Continue reading Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
I've been a little bit absent lately trying to catch up with unpacking, seeing my friends, reading, tv shows and in general trying to settle into the flat - I cannot believe that April is over already. Here are some of the things that made me smile this month... Baking Easter cupcakes These lemon cupcakes… Continue reading Things That Made Me Smile This Month |April 2017
Easter is fast approaching so, with a spoon in one hand and my camera in the other, I spent the afternoon baking some easy, Easter-themed cupcakes. Ingredients (Makes 12) -Cake 110g butter 110g caster sugar 110g plain flour 2 eggs 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp Lemon flavouring (optional) -Icing 140g butter 300g icing sugar Food… Continue reading Baking Easter Cupcakes!
This month has been hectic. Work was really busy, Will and I moved into a new flat and somehow I continued to watch a crazy amount of television shows and didn't read at all (I will make sure that changes next month!) Here's some of the things that made me smile this month... Sunny Weather… Continue reading Things That Made Me Smile This Month|March 2017