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    Reading Retreat – March 2020

    Jess November 27, 2020

    It is crazy to think that at the start of March I headed off on my much planned out and looked forward to reading retreat at Kirkfield Guest House. At the time, COVID-19 was something we were aware of, certainly, and myself (as host) and Sian (as the B&B owner) took extra precautions and care but we had zero idea of how just a week later the country would enter…

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  • Life in Lockdown: A Little Update #2

    Jess November 24, 2020

    It boggles the mind somewhat that my first life in lockdown post was back in April. I shared the pressures we felt, the frustration and the worry, and the bright moments. Who would have thought that eight months later we would be in a pretty…

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  • Books I Read in October: Mini Book Reviews

    Jess November 19, 2020

    October was a busy month for me; lots going on with my day job at the charity (although I did get to enjoy a whole week off with the kids which was fantastic and a much needed breather from work). I was actually pretty surprised…

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  • Books I Read in September: Mini Book Reviews

    Jess October 3, 2020

    It goes without saying that autumn is my absolute favourite season. The perfect blend of unexpected warm days and the crisp mornings; lots of opportunities to cosy up means lots of opportunities for reading and I think that was certainly reflected in how much I…

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  • Exploring The Lakes – Buttermere Valley and Lamplugh

    Jess October 1, 2020

    AD – we were gifted our cottage stay by Sally’s Cottages. All thoughts and opinions remain our own. You can’t beat a weekend escaping to The Lakes and our trip to Buttermere and Lamplugh was the exact break we needed. Despite the random mixed weather…

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  • 6 Things to Do at Home for Yourself

    Jess September 15, 2020

    I have written before about being an introverted parent, and how that can sometimes be a struggle; particularly when you have younger children who require more attention. But the truth is that self care is important for every single one of us. No matter how…

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  • Books I Read in July: Mini Book Reviews

    Jess August 20, 2020

    Talk about sounding like a broken record but I am astounded to be writing my mini book reviews for July. 2020 is just vanishing in the blink of an eye! It was definitely a mixed bag for me this month; some books I enjoyed and…

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  • Books I Read in June: Mini Book Reviews

    Jess July 14, 2020

    I think it’s fair to say that June was my best month for reading yet. I liked, if not loved, every single book that I picked up and I just could not get enough of reading in general. As always the end of the month…

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  • Lockdown Loungewear – Femme Luxe Review

    Jess June 28, 2020

    Disclaimer: AD – I was provided with the items in this review free of charge. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. I saw two memes recently which made me smile. One said ‘people who are wearing jeans in lockdown…what are you trying to prove?’…

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  • Just One More Page: Book Club Announcement!

    Jess June 6, 2020

    I am so excited to write this post, I’ve had to restart it a couple of times to get my words out coherently 🙂 I have been an avid reader my whole life and love getting to share and chat about all things bookish across…

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  • Books I Read in May: Mini Book Reviews

    admin June 6, 2020

    Would it be cliche to say that I simply cannot believe we are in June already?! This year is absolutely flying by! But the end of the month means time for some more mini book reviews on what I read in May. For more in-depth…

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