Thursday, 21 July 2016

Book Reviews feat. Patti Smith and Michel Faber

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I took an impromptu blogging break during June, in order to dedicate more time to staring blankly into space, and so I didn't get round to sharing my book reviews from the month of May with you. In the interests of consistency, I am finally getting round to catching up now! 

I read some books that I absolutely fell head over heels in love with during May so I hope that there are quite a few reads that you can add to prospective wishlists and TBRs as a result of reading this post. Share the wealth as it were! 

Saturday, 16 July 2016

booktubeathon TBR 2016

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You guys know by now that I love a good readathon. I think they're a great way to read more, to get out of a reading slump and to pick a book off your shelf that you otherwise wouldn't have read for a long time. And so, I have decided to once again participate in the Booktubeathon. 

The Booktubeathon is a week long deal that celebrates all things books where the aim is to...read books. There are  also video challenges, twitter sprints, giveaways, reading challenges and allsorts of other bookish shenanigans that take place if you so wish to get involved. This year the Booktubeathon is, once again, hosted by Ariel Bissett and it runs from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th of July. 2016's reading challenges are as follows: 

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

things to do in devon feat. national trust

Luke had one of those experience vouchers knocking around that was nearing its expiration so last weekend we finally got round to cashing it in and experiencing something. We opted to go glamping for two nights, with my sister and her boyfriend, in a 'Super Pod' at woodovis park in Tavistock.

Seeing as I've been super quiet over here of late, although I promise I'm back now, I thought I'd take you all along with us for a weekend of food, table tennis and National Trust fun! Fingers crossed this post will give you some inspiration for things to do in Devon, my neighbouring county and old stomping ground. 

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After a drive that was thankfully under two hours, we emptied the car and began orientating ourselves with the campsite for the evening. I cannot speak highly enough of our experience at Woodovis Park. It is ridiculously clean, impeccably well laid out, the staff were friendly and attentive, the facilities were ace and there were lots of places in the surrounding area to explore. If you didn't fancy staying in one of the Super Pods, you could also take your tent, stay in a caravan or hire out the onsite holiday cottage. So many great options. After exploring the site, we decided to enter into a pretty intense table tennis battle for an hour or so. It turns out I'm actually good at it so I'm not entirely hopeless when it comes to sports after all! Huzzah! 

Thursday, 9 June 2016

6 Things On My Summer To Do List

I'm a summer baby. I live for the summer.

It's as if I came into the world, felt the sunshine on my paper skin, and decided that the world was only right during the summer season. And so you can imagine that I get pretty excited once June turns up, and with it the sun, and I get to thinking about the things I want to do before Autumn draws near and drowns me in melancholy. I'm a laugh a minute, me!

This week I noted a few things down in my notebook that I would love to do before the summer is through and I'm sharing those little scribblings with you today because I would also quite like to know what everyone else has planned! I don't get out much. 

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properly celebrate turning 24! done
I'm not usually one to make a big deal out of my birthday but after spending last year's birthday in hospital and having impending hospital stuff over the summer I've decided to go all out. 'Go all out' in a Bee sense just basically means grabbing some family and friends and going for a meal in the countryside to mark turning 24. It'll still be a small affair but it'll give me something to think about. I suppose I should get a move on with the planning - 3rd July will soon creep up on me.