The very unique Book of Everyone review and giveaway


I saw the Book of Everyone featured on blogs last year and had it on my list of present ideas for people. Of course, then I forgot about it until the Book of Everyone asked me to choose a book to review. And with 40th birthdays coming up, it was the perfect time to check out the website and make a decision of which book to buy. The Book of Everyone is a book I’ve never seen before. You choose… Continue Reading “The very unique Book of Everyone review and giveaway”

The Oxfordshire Cook Book for food and local lovers

Win The oxfordshire cook book

June saw the launch of a new cookbook local to me, The Oxfordshire Cook Book. Loving local eateries and produce, I’ve bee able to support the launch and I have one books to giveaway on the blog to one lucky reader.  This is the 11th in the range of ‘Get Stuck in’ regional books from Meze Publishing. The Oxfordshire Cook Book has brought together local chefs, restaurants, and producers to share knowledge, recipes and some of the best places to… Continue Reading “The Oxfordshire Cook Book for food and local lovers”

Hello Nature, hello grow, make, colour and draw book

Hello Nature book review

I’ve always said I’m not that creative although as I’ve got older it’s brought a realisation that creativity isn’t always about art and drawing, as it always seems to mean when you’re a child.  I’ve never been comfortable drawing doing art, although I’ll happily doodle a few shapes and patterns when I’m in meetings and a little bored. N on the other hand is a little boy who loves to write, draw and colour.  This love’s only come in the… Continue Reading “Hello Nature, hello grow, make, colour and draw book”

Books update for March

March books update

Ok, so I’m a bit late with my books update for March, but I’m pleased to say that I’m back reading regularly, and even (vaguely) managed to find some time alongside it for some crochet too.  I did think I’d not read much, but I finished 4 books in March so I’m still on track with my target of 52 books this year.  I’ve also been reading proper books as well as e-books.  I will reduce my paperback ‘to read’… Continue Reading “Books update for March”

Back to books – February update

books round up february 2015

It’s taken me a while to get round to publishing my February books round up.  I only read 4 books after a busy January, but am still on track for my 52 book challenge this year.  I’ve got a few days off next week so I’m sure I’ll be catching up on my reading then. Especially if I’m short on wifi access. Here’s last month’s books round up. Road to Rouen – Ben Hatch I loved Ben’s first book Are… Continue Reading “Back to books – February update”

Book review: A chilling novel – The Ice Twins by SK Tremayne

the ice twins

When I was chosen to review this book, I was really excited.  The blurb sounded haunting, and after feeling a bit meh over the last book I read, I wanted to get back to one I really got into.  The Ice Twins didn’t disappoint. The Moorcraft family move from London to a Scottish Island a year after the death of one of their identical twin daughters Lydia, and following money worries.  The father Angus is returning back to his Scottish roots,… Continue Reading “Book review: A chilling novel – The Ice Twins by SK Tremayne”

Back to books – January 2015 round up

Book round up January 2015

After a really poor year in 2014, where I only read about 16 books all year – from March to September I didn’t read any at all – I signed up again for the Good Reads challenge.  My aim is to read 52 books so hopefully this year I’ll manage it. January started really well, helped by the impetus of post Christmas and having time off work.  Now my reading’s slowed down thanks to starting crochet back up, and trying… Continue Reading “Back to books – January 2015 round up”