7 Hints and Tips for Writing a Book Review

I have been reading lots of book reviews lately, and learning as I go along trying to find a formula to writing a fantastic book review. What makes a book review great? What makes you want to go out and find that book to read? These are the questions I found myself asking, and I’m sure there are many of…

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Book Review: The Crooked House

Back in January I won this hardback copy of the The Crooked House by Christobel Kent in a Twitter competition with @TheCrimeVault. Its a fantastic enthralling psychological thriller that keeps you guessing to the very end. The storyline is full of twists and turns that builds to a very intense climax. It has a very atmospheric and moody feeling which brings…

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This Weeks Collection of Wins!

As you all know all my ‘wins’ get sent to my parents house for delivery due to me never being at home. This is what my mum has collected for me this week! My #FreebieFriday win was with FRijj on Twitter and they sent me 5 vouchers for free bottles of their milkshake which I absolutely love, especially the Fudge…

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It’s Here! Spring has Arrived!

On the 20th March the Spring equinox arrived! An equinox is when day and night are equal in length. So from Friday onwards the day is longer than the night! yippee! We will have much lighter evenings for those BBQ’s and drinks after work in the garden! The most important thing is that as Spring is here, Summer is just…

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What’s in a Hashtag?

Today is Friday!, in my opinion it’s the best competition entering day of the week! and of course the weekend is practically here! woohoo! Anyway back to today, Fridays on twitter is crazy, companies love to give away stuff! hence the main hash tag #FreebieFriday! I have been religiously entering Twitter competitions on Fridays for quite a few years now…

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7 Hints and Tips for Photography Beginners

We love to go for walks on Sunday morning’s so it’s a perfect opportunity for me to learn better photography skills. I am an absolute beginner in this area, but cannot wait to learn more to help with my blogging photos. It seems to me nowadays that for most blog posts to stand out they have to have captivating photographs.…

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Raving about I Let You Go!

Every so often I would like to share with you my current reading book and what my thoughts are on it. I have discovered through Twitter that a lot of people out there are raving about this new book, called I Let You Go and I was lucky enough to be given it to read by the Little Brown publishing…

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Nostalgic Horror Books from School

I remember my mum telling me about James Herbert’s Rats when I was a teenager, it was my first step into the deep dark scary world of horror. It’s a book world where I keep going back to years later. This introduction to horror led me to explore what young adult horror books were around in the early 90’s and…

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Birthdays, Frankie & Benny’s and Gluten-Free Cake!

                          This is the Gluten- Free Cookbook by Heather Whinney, Jane Lawrie & Fiona Hunter that I won, and it’s come in very useful for my gluten-free loving friend Steve!  Last night we decided to head to Frankie & Benny’s for birthday celebrations for two of our group,…

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Where to Find Free Samples

I love to find and receive free samples. It’s a great new way of trying new products that are coming out. I also save them to make little gift bags up at christmas for my sisters.                        Over the past few months I have recieved many free samples and small…

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7 Hints and Tips on Caring for Cacti

I love cacti. They are such an easy houseplant to look after. It doesn’t matter if you forget about them, for a week or two. They will still be there when you do remember you have them.  Here are my 7 simple Hints and Tips on caring for cacti. These are my cacti and succulents that live in the kitchen.…

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3 Books and a Treat!

                             I have my day off from work every Wednesday, so each week I pop round to my parents to collect my delivery wins. This is the most exciting day of the week for me as It’s like Christmas! I’m like a big kid opening my packages to…

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Cooking Book Wins with Freezing Tips!

                  This is my collection of cooking book wins, from various Twitter competitions over the past 18 months. I have a huge sweet tooth and the recipes in these books are to die for. My favourite book out of the three is Freeze written by Justine Pattison. It’s one of the most…

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