The Hay Festival and My Competition Win!

Some of you will know that last year, I won a competition run by Vintage Books.It was a pretty amazing prize, consisting of a weekend stay in a B&B near Hay-on-Wye during the Hay Festival, tickets to numerous talks and events taking place there, a pair of Hunter Wellies for us both and the entire Deborah Moggach back catalogue!Now I love Deborah Moggach anyway so

The Child Who by Simon Lelic

I really enjoyed reading The Child Who by Simon Lelic and will definitely be looking out for more of Simon's books! The book focuses on the 'aftermath' of a terrible crime committed by a young boy. The boy is just over the age of criminal responsibility and the question I was constantly asking myself is presumably the question on everyone else's lips when reading it. Should

I Love……

Right now I'm loving so many things but the weather's definitely not one of them!Australian Bush Flower Essences Replenishing Night Cream might be a right old mouthful to say but it's worth saying it and it's well worth buying it. It packs a powerful punch of moisture into your skin overnight but it doesn't make your skin feel all greasy and congested. It's my new

Nine Lives by Dan Fox

Just finished reading Nine Lives by Dan Fox. It's a beautiful read and the author's style has a poetic, raw quality to it.His descriptions almost make you feel as if you're actually there in the thick of it, whether it's the bustling big city  Hong Kong or the sleepy countryside in Southern Ireland .The book is a kind of exciting 'boy meets girl' love story

It’s a Love/Hate Thing!

So what would I give The Thumbs Up to this week and what's a No-No? The Thumbs up to:Naturally - Whipped Hand Repair Balm - smells scrummy and makes hands unbelievably soft.Apicare Restore Me Honey Nut Body Butter -  a real luxurious body moisturiser.St Eval Candle Company - the rose-scented candles are my personal favourites.DaysoftContactLenses.com where you can buy contact lenses at a fraction of the

Holiday Books

One of the things I really look forward to on holiday is having the chance to get stuck into a good book or two.  Everyone has a 'way' of reading.  There's the 'dip in bit at a time' type.  You know, the ones who take their book when they go to the loo, when they have a bath, in between

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