• all about autumn
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    All About Autumn (Q&A with me)

    ‘Ello, It’s been a while since I did a Q&A post and I figured doing one about my love for Autumn would be interesting. Some of my fab twitter followers sent me some questions in so I’ll answer them as best I can! 1. Have you ever been away for Autumn? If so, where to? – @imlaurenbate Sadly, I’ve never been away during autumn. I class being ‘away’ as being abroad. I would love to go to Disneyland for Halloween though. It is my life goals to see The Nightmare Before Christmas cast. One day it will happen!       2.  How does your skincare change as you go…

  • The sun king
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    The Sun King by Allison Lee Palmer (Review)

    *spoiler alert* Goodreads Summary A Mother, Her Sun, And Mania In this fictionalized memoir, a mother recounts the emotional journey she and her son take when he becomes mentally ill. Jack is known as the Sun King because as a child he resembled the illustrated boy in his mother’s deck of tarot cards. Already on the verge of madness, Jack leaves for college in Ohio but secretly decides not to take his medicine. When Jack becomes manic, his mother must retrieve him from a psychiatric hospital and bring him home to Oklahoma. She and Jack spend the next year dealing with court hearings, doctor appointments, and counseling sessions precipitated by…

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    The Things I’m Most Grateful For

    Welcome back, Since I’m on a roll with writing at the moment, I decided I wanted to mellow a little bit and do a nice post about all the wonderful things I’m grateful for. I may not have the most glamorous life but at the moment, it’s a happy and content one. So I’m good with that! I ramble on too much – ironically – so let’s get to it. New Opportunities I was starting to get pretty concerned that I’d never get any work placements that I need to do for my 3rd year at uni. Instead of panicking, I dove in head first and started emailing different companies…

  • blog,  lifestyle,  summer,  travel

    My time in Egypt: Days 1 & 2

    ‘Ello, So since I haven’t stopped talking about it recently, I’ve been to Egypt for a holiday. I wanted to fill you all in on what I did while I was there. Now, this won’t necessarily link up with others travel accounts because I was staying with a friend. Therefore, some of my experiences will be completely different which means you may come across new things about Egypt you didn’t previously know! Without further ado, here’s all that happened on Days 1 and 2 of our trip.   Day 1 We arrived into Cairo for 8:20am after a several hour long flight. It’s fair to say my pal and I…

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    The Atlas of Us by Tracy Buchanan (Review)

    *spoiler alert* A stormy love affair. A secret. A discovery that changes everything… Blurb  Louise Fenton flies to a devastated Thailand to search for her mother, missing following the Boxing Day tsunami. The only trace she can find is her mother’s distinctive bag. Inside it is a beautifully crafted atlas belonging to z writer named Claire Shreve. But what is the connection between Claire and Louise’s missing mum, and can the atlas help Louise find her? As Louise explores the mementos and notes slipped between the pages of the atlas she learns the story of a life changing revelation, a tragedy and a passionate love affair. And she uncovers a…