A little bit of everything

Friday, 31 March 2017

Follow Me Down by Sherri Smith | Book Extract, Blog Tour

Hi everyone! For todays post, I want to share with you an extract form the brand new novel, Follow Me Down by Sherri Smith, which was released on the 21st March. I'm delighted to be part of the Follow Me Down blog tour. This book is a must-read for fans of The Girl On The Train. Sherri Smith, author of this novel, lives in Winnipeg, Canada. She spends time with her family and two rescue dogs and also restores vintage furniture. Follow Me Down is Sherri's first thriller.

"Mia has built a life for herself far from the small town where she grew up. But she is forced to return home when her brother goes missing. Once the golden boy of the community, Lucas has disappeared the same day as the body of his student is pulled from the river. Unable to reconcile the media’s portrayal of Lucas as a murderer with her own memories of him, Mia is desperate to find another suspect. But if Lucas is innocent, why did he run?"


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Beauty and the Beast, Belle Pop! Vinyl Figure

I'm so happy that the new Beauty and the Beast film is out. I'm hopefully going to go watch it tomorrow night. I've heard so many great things about the film. As soon as I found out that Emma Watson was going to be playing Belle, from that moment I knew that it was going to be an amazing film. Beauty and the Beast has always been one of my most favourite Disney films and Belle has always been one of my most favourite Disney princesses.

I blame my boyfriend Chris for getting me obsessed with Pop Vinyl figures! Although I knew of them and often see them in the shops, I never really thought about collecting them myself. When I started going out with Chris, he showed me his collection and throughout the months we have been together his collection is growing a lot! I've become pretty obsessed with them and although I have only got two, there so many more I want to collect. I just never actually knew how many characters they actually do. There are even The Walking Dead ones and My Little Pony ones too which are so cute. There are even Mean Girls ones. The list just goes on and on. Disney do so many Pop Vinyl characters. I recently went to Meadowhall with my friend Louise and we popped in to the Disney Store to have a look around, this is when I come across the Beauty and the Beast ones. At £9.99 they were a bargain, as if you collect them you will know that some can be pretty pricey. I just had to treat myself to a Belle one.


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Stationery Haul

Hi everyone, I hope your are having a great day so far. I've just been to have my hair done at the hairdressers to get my roots done. Feeling much better now that I've got it done. I think i'm going to try and grow my hair a bit longer still. Now I'm back home, just had some lunch, watching YouTube videos and writing this blog post. It's been quite a while since I've done a haul post. For todays post I have done a little stationery haul. I am obsessed when it comes to stationery, especially cute stationery. I popped in to my local Sainsbury's and found some super nice notebooks, planners, and paper clips. They really have some amazing ones in at the moment. 


Monday, 13 March 2017

A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn | Book Review

Hi everyone, I hope you had a lovely weekend. I spent the weekend mostly binge watching shows on Netflix, oops! It just has to be done sometimes. I just needed some relaxation time this weekend and to unwind a little. There will actually be a post out soon with some of my favourite Netflix shows on, as I really want to share them with you. I also joined in the Blogosphere Twitter chat this weekend too, which I absolutely love. Everyone is so friendly. I would love to know which Twitter chats you love to join in with. I'm really looking forward to The Girl Gang Twitter chat tonight. Anyway, on to the book review...

Today I am reviewing A Perilous Undertaking* by Deanna Raybourn. This book is a sequel and is the second book in the Veronica Speedwell series. Deanna Raybourn is the author of the award-winning New York Times bestselling Lady Julia series. Although this book is a sequel it can also be read as a stand alone-novel. As you may know from my previous book reviews, I do love a good book cover, and this one really stood out for me.


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Mac 'n' Cheese | Dairy, Wheat and Gluten Free

Hi everyone. I'm so happy to share with you a new recipe blog post. I've been meaning to do one for quite some time, I've got quite a few recipes lined up that I want to make and share with you on my blog. It has been quite a while since I last posted a recipe on here. You can find all of my other recipes by clicking on categories at the top. All of them are dairy, wheat and gluten free. I also avoid eating onion and garlic, so you won't find any of that in my recipes too. 


Monday, 6 March 2017

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones | Book Reveiw

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a lovely day, it's actually a rather nice day outside today, what with the sun shining. Unfortunately my lecture got cancelled today, so I thought I would write a new book review blog post instead, as writing book review posts are one of my most favourite things to write on my blog. I love getting stuck into a new book and going on a new adventure. Today I am reviewing Wintersong* by S. Jae-Jones. Just look at that beautiful front cover. I've also decided to use my new throw that I got the other day as my new background for the photos, I'm really liking it a lot. It's a light pink cover with feathers on. I also found this cute sparkly unicorn the other day, so I just had to include it into my photos. I love finding new things that I can include in to my photos. I'm always on the lookout for a good YA novel to read, please comment below what books you are currently loving. 


Sunday, 5 March 2017

My Birthday and What I've Been Upto

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far. It's March already and on Thursday it was my birthday! I can't believe I'm now 27! I just want to firstly thank everyone for the lovely birthday messages. In todays post I thought I would just do a little chatty type of post and share what I've been up to recently. 

On my birthday I decided to just have a nice relaxing day and then during the evening my boyfriend and I went out for a meal to Nando's, which was so good. We also watched the new episode of The Walking Dead together. If you don't already know, I am a huge TWD fan. I am obsessed with it and it just keeps getting better and better. (My favourite character is Daryl.) 
As soon as it turned midnight and the 2nd March, my boyfriend brought me a delicious dairy and gluten free chocolate cake upstairs that had Happy Birthday Clem on, which was so sweet. Although unfortunately the chocolate cake has almost gone now, it tastes so good! I also got to be on Heat Radio, which was so crazy and very unexpected, but I had so much fun and it definitely made my day. I got invited to take part in a game and I had to try and guess who the celebrity is. Unfortunately I didn't win, but it really was fun though to do. 

The day before my birthday, my mum and I went to have a look round Queensgate shopping centre in Peterborough. I ended up spending most of the time in Primark. I bought a gorgeous light pink throw with rose gold feathers on. I also bought a couple of hoodies and the latest issue of Blogosphere magazine. We also stopped for some lunch from Boots and I got a delicious sushi rice salad which is gluten free. I love that more places are now catering for people who are unable to have dairy, wheat and gluten. 

I've really missed blogging regularly these last few months. Unfortunately I have been struggling quite a bit with my anxiety and although I haven't been avoiding my blog on purpose, I haven't been blogging as much as I would like to because of my anxiety. I always worry about things so much and it's really knocked my confidence. My morning anxiety has also been creeping back the last few weeks. Some mornings I just really don't want to get out of bed. But I'm not going to let anxiety get the better of me, I'm determined to not let it win. Please comment below if you have any tips on helping anxiety. 

I'm now in the last few months of finishing University and it's quite scary at how quick it's gone. I'm in the process of getting my dissertation done and also my final audio project. I've also just started my weekly placement, with three other people who I am working with, teaching year 6 pupils how to do radio, in which we will be getting them to then do two live radio shows on Siren FM in a few weeks time. We have done two sessions with them now and I am really enjoying it. It's definitely a great experience to do and I'm so pleased I chose to do it. 

What have you been up to this week? Also happy birthday if it's your birthday too. 🙂

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