They say you can't judge a book by its... instagram likes - but I think marketing gurus everywhere may beg to differ. Personally, I picked up Hot Milk by Deborah Levy solely because of its inclusion in a wonderfully curated flatlay by Alex Stedman aka @thefrugality, a current girl crush of mine - #influenced!!! Hey, … Continue reading Hot Milk: The Book not the Beverage
I'm reading again. I had stopped, well almost stopped. And that is a crazy statement from someone like me. I was always one of those types who got in trouble for reading too much.... reading when I should be playing outside, reading when I should be tidying my room, reading when I should be eating … Continue reading Book Review: All We Shall Know
“We can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.” (The Mill on the Floss) The classics can be a drag to read sometimes (and that sacrilegious declaration comes from a teacher of English) but … Continue reading Celebrate Yourself….
Of all the slightly bizarre things I have done in life, none seem to have bemused people as much as getting rid of our television set. It evokes really strong reactions in people, although it has no impact whatsoever on their lives. It shocks people, upsets people and almost angers them. Many doubters rolled their … Continue reading Life after TV….
January can be quiet on the retail front, due to the financial incontinence of the festive season and some general January sales fatigue. I hate rooting through racks and racks of sale stock, preferring my occasional shopping sprees to be a little easier on the eye. I am far more into a simple, clean aesthetic … Continue reading January Favourites
In a subtle dig at Los Angeles, and possibly contemporary society in general, La La Land suggested that the denizens of the modern world "worship everything and.. value nothing". Given that we live in a world which appears to consider the Matcha Latte or cooking with Coconut Oil necessary to its very survival, I had to … Continue reading La La Land: A Little Review
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” - Stephen King As the summer is quickly drawing to a close, and I have to consider the reality of returning to work after three months (yes, I hear all those tiny violins) I thought I would do a quick review of some of the "stuff" I have been … Continue reading August Favourites – Books
At the end of a somewhat crazy week, I am finally getting a chance to sit and reflect on some highlights...the low points would make a far less enjoyable read. Lovin' Visiting Oriel Hotel, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. Mum and I needed some last minute accommodation in the environs of Cork City this week and so … Continue reading Lovin’ Lots of Little Things
Loving a very lazy weekend this weekend - the last for a while as my social diary is pretty full for the next month or so. And in order to fully embrace my lack of commitments, I have spent the whole weekend in a tracksuit, with no make-up and hair tied back. There has been some cooking, … Continue reading Happy @ Home
It has to be one of the best feelings - waking up refreshed after a great night's sleep to the sun shining on a perfect Spring morning, knowing that it is still the weekend and reality can wait for another day. I have just had a healthy but decadent breakfast (so good I forgot to … Continue reading Easy Like Sunday Morning