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Books, Dreams, Music and Being Happy Q & A

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Oh, hai! I've just got back from my little break away in Scotland so I thought I'd chill out, pop on some music and answer these questions that I found in my drafts folder. Kudos if you actually remember asking these questions - it has been a while since they were asked. I am a top class blogger, I know. I thought I'd share some photographs that I took of Woody on one of our many walks through the meadow alongside the questions because he is just absolutely adorable. Enjoy! 

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@sirensandbells asks

what's your dream career path? 
I'm not entirely sure, you know. I thought I had all of that figured out but I'm still a little bit clueless. I'd love to write and work with books so we'll see where that takes me.  I could quite happily be a writer or a bookseller. I wanted to write when I was younger too but I also went through a stage of wanting to be an archaeologist...I can't really see that happening now. 

@lovelystrumpet asks

where's your happy place? 
Good question! I'd probably have to say Somerset, aka my home. You just can't beat that feeling of driving home after a spell away somewhere, I don't think. I just feel happy and incredibly safe in this teeny part of the world.

@lovelystrumpet asks

what's your favourite line / passage from a book?
This is an incredibly tough question! I'm going to go with one of my favourite lines of poetry instead because I just can't be tamed: 

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, 

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by. 

hannah asks 

what do you do with your books once you've read them? do you keep them or give them away? 
If I really enjoy them, I keep them on my big bookcase to refer back to. However, I do go through my bookshelves frequently in order to pick out a few books at a time to either donate to charity or to give to friends who will get more enjoyment out of them. I like to keep an organised bookcase!

@benjaminald (IG) asks
who are your top 5 booktubers that you'd recommend? 
I wrote a post about my favourite booktube channels a while ago now which you should totally check out if you haven't already. However, I've gained many more favourites since then! Here are five others that I'd recommend you check out: 



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@jamieeelaing (ig) asks
what's your favourite radio station?
I don't listen to a lot of radio these days but I do have a soft spot for I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue on Radio 4. If you've got any radio recommendations, feel free to send them my way!  

@theapollo (IG) asks

what's your current favourite song? 
I'm currently really enjoying Dye The Water Green by Bibio. It's like listening to a really insightful lullaby. 

@sheandlife_ asks

when life throws you curveballs with your illness or otherwise, how do you stay positive?
Good question! This could, and should, probably be a whole blog post in itself! I think one of the most important things for me is my support network. My family, close friends and readers are hugely important to me because they understand what I go through and they can easily talk me round. I wouldn't be anywhere near as positive without them. 

@jaydeemily_ (IG) asks

what's your motto? 
I tend to live by 'Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences', as said by the extremely talented poet Sylvia Plath. I think it encompasses everything I want to achieve and everything I value in life.

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Aaaaaaaaaaand there you have it. I should probably answer questions a lot more promptly in future. Woops! Hope you like the meadow snaps - Woody is so photogenic! Feel free to leave any burning questions that you may have below and I shall reply to you all  



  1. Beautiful photos :) How did you learn photography? Did you take a course or did you teach yourself?

  2. Beautiful photos!! and I love the little Q&A!! You are so articulate and I love all your answers! Esp. your motto!! xoxo

  3. Amazing photos, and your dog is gorgeous! :)

  4. Fab questions and that poetry quote is just dreamy. Also how freakin adorable is woody?!

  5. Booktubers! I don't know any so I'm gonna have to rectify that!

  6. Great post, yeah you should do them more often!!


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