Month: December 2016

Farewell, 2016.

What a year. Where did it go? I’m wracking my brain on what happened this year but I can’t remember what I did in March or May or June. It all becomes a blur when you’re old and were previously drinking most days of the week.

Book Review: The Vacationers

This was a very easy read; the Post family head on holiday to Mallorca, escaping their dismal lives, full of lies in Manhattan. Of course, all the cans of worms open and chaos ensues. None of the characters grabbed me, nor were they colourful enough more »

Finding my inner Hygge

There has been a new buzzword thrown around in recent months (actually, years, I’m just behind): Hygge (pronounced heu-gah). The art of building a sanctuary of happiness and wellbeing. We are in a fast paced world where we can often forget to stop and “smell more »

Birchbox: December review

I received my December Birchbox surprise in the post last week and was thrilled with the contents. I’ll admit I can be useless with these packages – I think I’m most excited about the opening of the box and looking to find out what’s inside. more »

Christmas wish list

What’s on your Christmas wish list for 2016? On mine for this year: Any or all of the 312 books on my Goodreads ‘to read’ list. A gold bangle A voucher for a French cooking class The will not to drink for the first six more »


This Sunday, for the first time since the man and I got together properly (after the first two times) in January, was the first day I felt like I needed space. When I say “space” I don’t mean anything drastic. I mean a day to more »


The man and I jetted off to the beautiful Czech capital of Prague this weekend. Boy was it freezing. Averaging -4 to 1*C (24-33 F) each day meant we had a grand excuse to pop into pubs and sipped mulled wine whenever we were on more »