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Bedside books

15 July 2016
Beside tables, the place you can guarantee to find just about anything.  I always feel like you can tell a lot about a person by what is on their bedside cabinet. Which is why I have learnt the art of throwing everything onto the bed when I'm snapping, giving the illusion that I indeed have my sh*t together. Does anybody really?

So along with cups of tea, an abundance of cat toys and snacks that might have been left a day too long you'll find a stack of books on each of my bedside tables.  Now before we get started a little disclaimer that the majority of these I have probably been waiting to be read for far longer than I am willing to tell, or I've started, then picked up a new book and started that instead or heck I liked the pretty spines of and just had to display.

If you look today you'll find 4 books.  A mixture of heart throbbing romances mixed in with a serial killer on the loose for good measure.  1 of my favourite reads of all times sits pride of place The Shock of the Fall - by Nathan Filer.  A heartbreakingly beautiful book covering every emotion from trauma & greif, to mental illness. It's one that always springs to mind when a friend needs a recommendation, and the first book I'd read that kickstarted my love for reading again since the huge void left by Harry Potter ending in my childhood years. #stillnotoverit

I'll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother.  His name's Simon. I think you're going to like him.  I really do.  But in a couple of pages he'll be dead.  And he was never really the same after that.

 You'll also find a couple that I've only recently started.  The problem being, I'm attempting to bite off more than I can chew in order to meet my goodreads challenge I set.  Me before You - by Jojo Moyes will most likely need no explaination as the movie adaptation was released not so long ago.  The second of the two The Detectives daughters - by Lesley Thompson is one from my fave genre. Crime thriller.  It follows the footsteps of a detectives daughter after the recent passing of her father, she finds his old case files and begins to solve the mystery that comsumed every second of her late father time.

Thirty years ago Kate Rokesmith went walking by the river with her young son.  She never came home.  For three decades her case file has lain, unsolved, in the corner of an attic.  Until Stella, daughter of Cheif Superintendant Darnell, starts to clear out her father's house after his death...

And lastly, one I am yet to open the cover of The Birthday Party - by Veronica Henry.  I have read many books by the author and loved the majority of them all.  More of a light hearted, upbeat read that will most likely be coming with me on holidays by the pool.

 Now to go put everything back onto the bedside table, and get stuck into one of these books....

Flowercard: A gift with a twist

06 July 2016
An email popped into my Inbox a few weeks back that really stood out to me as a fab idea.  A gift with a bit of a difference and one that is suitable for just about any occassion that is thrown your way.  Flowercard kindly gifted me a card of my choice, and saying as it was my Mum and Dad's wedding anniversary I thought I might as well have it personalised for that.  Kill two birds with 1 stone, eh?

My Food Inspirations

14 June 2016
I'm a foodie by nature.  Growing up Mum made thee most delicious dinners imaginable.  Nothing fancy dancy, but good old traditional Irish meals like Stew or home made Vegetable soup were just some of my favourites.  On a weekly basis Simon assures me I am not just as good as her yet, but I'm close.  I'll take that!

Veggie & Chickpea Curry

05 June 2016
I LOVE CURRY! I have such an abnormal obsession with Curry that me & Mum are 100% sure stems from the fact she ate nothing but curry for almost the entire 9months of being pregnant with me.  I mean can ya blame me? I probably came out with a panging for the stuff. #curryjunkie

Falling out of love...

03 June 2016
I've been so struck with writers block lately, and then it hit me.  I've fallen out of love with Beauty Blogging.  It even extends to my Youtube channels I watch now as well.  Gone are the Zoella makeup tutorials I used to watch religiously, and in are the Home Styling vids, What I Eat in a Day and Daily vlogs.

New to my stash...

19 May 2016
Things have been getting spendy lately, probably because each time I complete an assignment for uni I feel like I deserve a treat haha, & it's not too far wrong.  However I have countless excuses banked up for why I am allowed to spend £££ on beauty products.  It would make such a cute photo, right?

Travel Diary #3: Rome, Italy

16 May 2016
Rome...known as the Eternal city this is the capital of Italy.  With a mixture of old and modern, fantastic architecture and oozing with History on every corner turned you'll be spoilt for choice whether visiting for 3 days or 3 weeks.  It is still one I flick through pictures I took of often, and am still left mouth open at just how beautiful it really is.  Don't be fooled this will not be a nice relaxing holiday but instead one you will be left rushing around trying to fit in all you want to see as there are so many places worthy of a visit at least once in your lifetime.  Want to go yet?