Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is upon us again. Personally I don't enjoy all the scary and gory things that come along with Halloween, and definitely not the spiders! I do however love to carve a pumpkin or two! Where we live the local children only trick or treat to houses who put pumpkins out which I think is nice. I love the fun of trick or treating and seeing all the costumes the children have put together. There are so many ideas for pumpkin carving on the internet these days, but if you're looking for a bit of extra inspiration here are some of mine from previous years...

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Top Ten... Fiction Favourites

1. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
An absolute classic but I never get tired of reading these books and I feel you learn something new from them every time you read them. The ultimate tale of Good vs Evil.

2. Wonder by RJ Palacio

This is definitely a book that stays with you after you've read it and I think it should be compulsory reading in school. It's full of great lessons and wonderful life advice.

3. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

A great series, once you finish one you have to read the next. I honestly think you could study these books at school. There's so much more to them than just the games.

4. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Being set in WWII you know this isn't going to be a cheery read, you will probably need the tissues! Some critics say it gives an unrealistic representation of concentration camps and that this story would not have been able to happen, but you cannot deny its powerful message. 

5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is by far one of my favourite classics and I would definitely recommend it if you are new to reading classics.

6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Another Classic that everyone should read.

7. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help is beautifully written to the point you can picture every detail vividly.

8. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I would definitely not class this book as light reading but boy does it get you thinking. I found myself becoming highly invested in the characters and didn't want to put it down.

9. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

This book is very reminiscent of Jane Eyre, it's a great mystery and I really enjoyed reading it.

10. Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens
The characters in this book and the relationships they form are wonderful. Lori Lansens writes so beautifully this book is a pleasure to read.

I might have cheated ever so slightly by including a whole series as one book but there was no way I could pick just 10 otherwise. All these books have stayed with me in some way or other, I hope you enjoyed seeing my favourite books and would love to know what some of yours are!

Saturday, 25 October 2014

September in Photos

I'm back!

It feels so strange to return to my blog. My little side bar still says I'm 17, I better update that now! A lot has changed in the last couple of years. My health has come on leaps and bounds my world now consists of so much more than the four walls of my bedroom. I turned 21 this summer, something I can't quite get my head around. The world now considers me an 'adult' but I'm sure I'll always be a child at heart.

Expect to see blog posts of my adventures, baking, crochet, make-up, fashion and lots more! Follow me on bloglovin, a great way to keep up with your favourite blogs. There's a button in the sidebar :)
Hope the world is treating you all kindly xxxx