Monday, 27 April 2015


            Another book read.

Last week, I was reading in the sunshine with a beagle asleep at my toes and I couldn't want for anything else. It was the perfect way to relax and forget all that was on my mind. I was completely consumed by the storyline and what was to become of the characters at the end. Do you ever find yourself unable to do anything else, not until the last page of the book is read?

Second Life is written by SJ Watson - the author behind the highly successful Before I Go to Sleep . I do not want to give too much away so I will keep it short. It begins with the news that Julia's sister had been murdered in Paris. With the news, Julia becomes restless and starts to search for answers. This leads to an online encounter that quickly becomes more, but not everything is quite as it seems.

"A Fatal Attraction for the digital age, but with a crucial twist . . . Watson is a master at turning the screw." (Evening Standard)

As for the ending, it was one I did not see coming. A brilliant ending!

The flowers, above, have been placed inside the book to be pressed. I can't wait to show you what I plan to do with them once they are pressed...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015


Finally, spring has finally sprung! After a little break from the blog, I'm ready to share all things that make me happy. One thing that has put me in a good mood, is the weather. I do love it when seasons change, it feels like a new beginning. So, I say farewell to winter and welcome spring with arms wide open - with the intention to make these months count!

I plan to read, read and read some more. Starting and finishing a book in a day, is a day well spent, in my opinion. When choosing a book I usually turn to Chelsea, Jennie and Josie. These bloggers always write wonderful reviews, that always end with me placing an order on Amazon. But, who doesn't love receiving new books in the post, right?

Like many, at the start of the new year, I openly shared plans to tackle my fitness or lack of. However, that never materialised. So here I am, again, writing that I will get fit, I will! Thanks to another Chelsea, I have been inspired. Chelsea is taking on a challenge and a half, the Coast 2 Coast Bike Adventure! She has documented her progress and the challenges within this mighty challenge she has faced. It's not long until she will cycle 137 miles in 3 days for Sound Sense (JustGiving link).

Chelsea's words and outlook on life reminded me that we can aspire to do things beyond what we think we can or can't do. So, in short, I am taking action and finally doing! 

And, of course, I plan to blog!

When the sun is smiling, so am I! What plans do you have this spring?