The books I read in March

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Since John bought me a new Kindle at Christmas I have been reading a lot more than I have done for quite some time. Every month I’m going to share a couple of my favourites so that you might find inspiration for your next read. The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan* Kathleen is eighty years old. After a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. She’s not having any of it. What she craves – needs – is adventure. Liza is drowning under

The books I read in February

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Since John bought me a new Kindle at Christmas I have been reading a lot more than I have done for quite some time. Every month I’m going to share a couple of my favourites so that you might find inspiration for your next read. Coming Home to Brightwater Bay* by Holly Hepburn On paper, Merina Wilde has it all: a successful career writing the kind of romantic novels that make even the hardest hearts swoon, a perfect carousel of book launches and parties to keep her social

The Books I Read In January

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Ever since I got my Kindle I haven’t been able to put it down and I’ve discovered some really wonderful books. Lately, I’ve been more used to reading children’s books but switching over to grown up books has been wonderful. Every month I’m going to share a couple of my favourites so that you might find inspiration for your next read. Much Ado About You by Samantha Young* At thirty-three-years old, Evie’s life in Chicago is missing that special something. When she’s passed over for promotion at work, Evie

Books Perfect For Father’s Day

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *)  Father’s Day is just over a week away now but there’s plenty of time to order a gift online! With everything going on at the minute it’s not really possible to go our shopping for Father’s Day like we would usually. Erin can’t come out with me and pick something for her Dad but what we can do is find something online together and talk about what he might like. I know that this is going to be the case for a lot of families this year so today

Pub Quiz Books Giveaway

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *)  One of the highlights of our week at the moment is doing an online quiz run by Laura at Tired Mummy of Two. As we can’t go out at the moment it’s really good to be able to chat to others online in a Zoom meeting and do something a bit different on a weekend. Me, John and Mum all take part and I like to think we’re a pretty good team. However, we have come 3rd every week so far and it’s quite frustrating. There are areas that

Book Review: An Author on Trial by Luciano Iorio

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links  Today I’m bringing you something a little bit different and this is definitely not a review for a children’s book. Instead, I’m reviewing and offering a giveaway of An Author on Trial by Luciano Iorio. In 1939, the Italian writer Giuseppe Jorio (1902 – 1995) enjoyed great success with his debut novel, La Morte di un Uomo (Death of a Man), but, soon after the war, his career was ruined when he was prosecuted, subjected to five trials in six years, and found guilty of having written an obscene novel, Il Fuoco del

Book Review: The Starting School Book

AD | Contains gifted product and affiliate links I can’t quite believe that in a few months Erin will be going to school. She has been going to nursery since she turned 2 but school somehow feels like a much bigger step and there’s so much more to think about. We were recently sent The Starting School Book (AD) by Sarah Ockwell-Smith and I thought it would be great to get some hints and tips before September. Starting school is a huge important milestone for children and their parents. The best school years happen when everyone involved feels happy and

Children’s Book Review: Bizzy Bear Train Driver

AD | Gifted Today’s book review is all about Bizzy Bear Train Driver by Benji Davies. The book was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon. Bizzy Bear arrives at the station just in time to start his exciting new job – as a train driver! Join him as he guides the big green steam engine through the city, across the level crossing, and then up into the high mountains. But where are he and his passengers going, and will they get there on time? Being a non-driving family means that we get