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    September’s Reading List

    Jess September 5, 2021

    Welcome to my new style monthly bookish post; where I choose a small selection of the books I have been reading recently and recommend them. Simple! If you are looking for inspiration on the next book to read, then scroll down. I’m sure something will grab your interest. The Foundling – Stacey Halls (affiliate link – paperback – kindle) ‘A mother’s love knows no bounds’ – this is historical fiction…

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  • Quarry Bank, National Trust: Review

    Jess May 25, 2021

    Quarry Bank in Wilmslow, Cheshire, is a working mill owned by the National Trust. We visited over the autumn in 2020 when some of the COVID-19 restrictions had been lifted. We are National Trust members so covered the entrance costs through our membership. We’ve been members of…

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  • The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah – Book Review

    Jess May 20, 2021

    The links below are affiliate links. If you click through and purchase anything it doesn’t cost you any extra but is a great way to support me and my content. She will discover the best of herself in the worst of times . . . Texas,…

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  • AD Tween Boy’s Bedroom with Murals Wallpaper

    Jess March 23, 2021

    We were gifted the wallpaper for Eli’s bedroom by Murals Wallpaper for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are our own. There is a big difference between a bedroom that is suitable for a 6 year old, and one that is suitable…

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  • Crocky Trail, Cheshire: Review

    Jess March 21, 2021

    The Crocky Trail is an outdoor adventure trail based in Waverton, Cheshire. We visited in October 2020 when the COVID-19 lockdown had temporarily lifted and attractions were able to re-open. Although my review will touch on some elements connected to the pandemic, that is not…

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  • Away with the Penguins by Hazel Prior – Book Review

    Jess March 15, 2021

    The links below are affiliate links. If you click through and purchase anything it doesn’t cost you any extra but is a great way to support me and my content. Veronica McCreedy is about to have the journey of a lifetime . . . V\eronica McCreedy…

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  • Lovely War by Julie Berry – Book Review

    Jess March 11, 2021

    A critically acclaimed, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates–and the hearts–of four mortals in their hands. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a…

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  • Enhancements For Your Garden This Summer

    admin March 10, 2021

    This is a collaborative post. Ways to enhance your garden for summer If your garden isn’t looking ready for summer yet, then you’re not alone. Many of us are starting to turn our thoughts to long sunny days. However, most of us haven’t even begun…

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  • A Snowy Walk in Barley, Lancashire

    Jess March 8, 2021

    It’s mildly amusing to me that for someone who adores snowy weather, we happen to live in an area of the UK which is the least likely to have snow. Luckily, we only live a short drive from a handful of places which do get…

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  • Books I Read in December: Mini Book Reviews

    Jess January 1, 2021

    If November was something of a disappointment to me in terms of the number of books I read, December was an absolute joy. I have no doubt that it had plenty to do with the two weeks off I had; in the run up to…

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  • An Easy Hawaiaan Luau Party (with Hot Tub!)

    Jess December 17, 2020

    *Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.* This post should probably come with a warning that I am obsessed with party and event…

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