The Tuesday before last, following a heavy YALC hangover, I made my way over to Sarah Maria Griffin and Christina Henry’s tour stop in Manchester. I had already met Sarah at YALC but as Spare and Found Parts is one of my favourite books of the year, I definitely wouldn’t say no to hearing her talk about it – I also didn’t get a chance to meet Christina at YALC so was looking forward to that too!
I am a huge fan of the Swansea Waterstones Twitter page and one day whilst scrolling, I came across an announcement for the SBC – Swansea’s Blogger Collective which would be happening there on August 5th. A place for fellow Welsh bloggers to meet up monthly and talk about all things books and events! Me, being the Queen of Anxiety, really wanted to attend but didn’t know if I could but guess what? I did! And it was amazing. Not only did I come away with some amazing books, but I also met some amazing people. I thought meeting other book-lovers in Swansea was a month but here I was, surrounded by them (and biscuits!) All of this couldn’t have been possible without The Twitter Guy who arranged the event and got us some amazing books to take home and review. Continue reading “The Swansea Blogger Collective”
A miracle occurred this month and that miracle was that I actually read some books. I’ve been in the biggest slump lately and didn’t want to read for the sake of it but I am back and almost better than ever. I couldn’t decide which book to review fully so I thought I’d share some mini reviews instead. So without further ado, here are the three books I read in July and a wrap-up of what I thought about them. Continue reading “Mini Book Reviews // July 2018”
Before I get into it, I have no idea how this post and my research into it even came about. As much as I am going to include information, I don’t want it to be a big ol’ dump but I also don’t want to make too much light of a serious topic. A few nights ago during a conversation with my mother, I remembered that during all of my school years (age 5, not including nursery up to age 15.) (I do know the average age of leaving school in the U.K. is 16 but I left a year and a half early due to medical issues) I only had one Sexual Education class which consisted of a dildo being presented ready to have a condom put on it but then one of my classmates proceeding to lob it at the teacher. The end.
This got me thinking about my follower’s experience with Sex Ed. Did they have regular classes? Did they cover everything you thought should be covered? I’m not a teacher but I can respect the fact that teaching a class of children about sex isn’t going to be a walk in the park, but I do think more should be done, especially after seeing the results I received on my pictured Twitter & Instagram poll.
So at the start of April, our first ever joint travel expedition took place and we settled on Austria. I put the idea out there when I saw the most beautiful photo of Fortress Hohensalzburg on Google (perhaps the most well-known feature of Salzburg.) Becky agreed that we definitely needed to visit. We spent two days in Salzburg and then travelled via train to Vienna, where we spent three days. We didn’t know how we were going to present all the photos we both took but we finally decided on splitting them between the two cities. So, in this first post, we hope you enjoy Salzburg through our eyes and we both agree when we say we would definitely recommend this city – it really is as beautiful as it looks.
So before we actually show you our generic tourist-esque photos from out trip to Austria (and there’s a lot) I decided to give you a teaser featuring my favourite things in the world, dogs! And yes, I’m one of those annoying people that shout ‘DOG!’ whenever I see one. These are some quick snaps I took of the ones we saw during our trip and an added extra. Let me know if you have dogs in the comments and if so, tell me a bit about them! For now, I hope you like these photos!
You may or may not remember us but we are back this time, I promise. I suppose I haven’t been updating because I have not read very much this year compared to 2017. I have so far only read 25 books out of my goal of 50. I’m disappointed with myself but at the same time, I don’t want to read just for the sake of it. However, out of the few books I’ve read, I have found some new favourites so I’m going to attempt the mid-year book tag! We are also going to be blogging about our joint trip to Austria in April so stay tuned for that and thank you for sticking with us! Continue reading “Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag”