Important (and exciting!) blog news
I have been wanting to update my office space for a while now, but trying to find time to head to the shops on my own without the kids so I can walk the isles in peace is extremely hard to do. Now that the little guy is back at daycare after a little time off over the Christmas break, today was as good a time as any to update a little corner of our house and make it mine (again). Since the family take over everywhere, I was always working from our dining room table.
“I’m back in the town that thinks I’m a hero when I wasn’t, talking to some reporter about stuff I wish I could forget, and standing here with the girl I almost got killed — and I still don’t know what to say to her.”
I have spent the last 13 days flicking through my kindle, with hundreds of titles that have not be able to grab my attention. I one-clicked this book on release day and have been completely intrigued by its premise ever since. I’m currently away on holiday with my kids and have had a fair bit of time to read, and I’ve ended up finishing this book in 2 days! Roni Loren was a new author for me, and I’m so damn glad I took the plunge and read this book. It was absolutely everything I was looking for right now and such a wonderful way to start the year!
I hope everyone is having a magical holiday.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank every single one of you who take the time out of your day to read what I write, to comment, like, and share everything that I post, and recommend my blog to your friends and family every single day. It means the absolute world to me, and I cannot thank you enough.
Hey guys! Today I’ve teamed up with the absolutely wonderful The Bibliotheque to bring you my top 5 romance reads for winter. It’s getting cold where my friends are over the other side of the world, which means it’s almost time to say goodbye to the beaches and piná-coladas and say hello to sweat-pants and a wine in front of the fire. But never fear! I’m here to help you with an accessory you cannot live without in the colder months….
A good book.
We’ve had a massive week of new book releases so I though I would do one post for them all so I’m not spamming your Facebook and Instagram feeds with individual books! I will try and do this for you guys regularly. Be sure to check them all out and let me know in the comments below of any good ones you’ve already read so I can add them to my TBR!
At the bottom of the post I have also added some of my favourite sales that are happening. Please be mindful that they are on sale at the time of posting and can change at any minute!
When it comes to inspiration, I’m drawn to many different ‘flavours’ and Instagram is usually the very first place I go to. With the many different hats I wear in my life, I tend to follow an array of accounts to help me through my day – to – day struggle of staying in touch with the world.
First and foremost, I am a woman. I am me. I have many people say to me “the most important thing in the world for you right now is being a mother”, and while I don’t disagree with that statement, we tend to forget that the most important thing in the world right now is being you. Looking after you. Because without looking after yourself, how are you going to look after anyone else? How am I going to look after my own children if I don’t take care of me first. I want to give them the best version of myself because without that, I would not be doing the best thing for them.
So on that note, I give you my favourite Instagram accounts and what each of these remarkable women do for me on a daily basis.
“There’s a lot of baggage in our family. I think sometimes you luck out and get a family you connect with. But sometimes. . .” I try to fight back an embarrassing and unexpected tear. “Sometimes you get stuck with family members that do nothing but make mistakes they never have to apologise or pay for.”
WOW ok, this book was really wonderful. I’m still feeling the impact even after a few hours. But before I say anything about the book itself, I wanted to explain my rating (which is 5 stars, btw). I didn’t finish this book with my usual ‘omg!’ reaction. It was something completely different. Difficult to explain even. Powerful even. For me, it hit a spot that not all books do. In fact, I haven’t felt this way after finishing a book in a really long time. Not everyone will feel this way of course, but I feel as though I needed to explain that. My 5 star rating needed to reflect that, even if just for myself. And the more I think about the events that unfolded in this story, the more that ‘feeling’ gets stronger. I really hope you guys get it too!!
Hey everyone! I thought I’d just check in with you all and let you know what’s been happening around here (and at home) lately. As you can probably see, my website (and email) has had a bit of an update. I wasn’t feeling the last update I had done so I did some more research and did it all myself. I would love to hear your thoughts (as you guys are the ones who use it!) so leave your messages below or just send me an email 🙂