• 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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  • AD – Festive Food with Jack’s Supermarket

    Jess December 14, 2020

    AD – this post has been created in conjunction with Jack’s Supermarket. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Every year we have what we call our ‘festive day’; usually the first weekend in December when we go out and buy a new bauble, decorate…

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  • 5 Cosy Books to Read this Winter

    Jess December 11, 2020

    Although not my favourite season (that would be you…wonderful autumn), I do enjoy certain aspects of the winter months. Namely the fact that it allows plenty of opportunity for snuggling under a blanket and getting lost in a good book; and there are certain books…

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  • Books I Read in November: Mini Book Reviews

    Jess December 8, 2020

    I’m actually quite disappointed with the number of books I read in November. I don’t know what happened; up until last month I was killing it with the amount of books I was managing to read each month and I was actually pretty close to…

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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…

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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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