How to Make the Most of a Short Getaway

How to Make the Most of a Short Getaway

There’s nothing better than travelling. You experience new places and cultures, try new foods and soak up a world away from your own. But between working full time and juggling finances, long trips often aren’t feasible. However, when you learn how to make the most of a short getaway you can dip your toe in the world of travel and still be home for work on Monday. The perfect compromise! Read more

The Complete Guide to Having a Productive Weekend

The Complete Guide to Having a Productive Weekend

I love productive weekends. It’s amazing when you feel fresh and ready to attack my goals with a new determination. With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to put together ‘The Complete Guide to Having a Productive Weekend’.  Partly as a template for myself and partly to  help you get the most out of your weekend. Let’s get started! Read more

10 Best Books Set in The French Riviera

10 Best Books set in the French Riviera

Summer is here and so today we’re going to do a little literary jet-setting to the South of France, with the 10 best books set in the French Riviera. There’s no need to pack your suitcase. Just bring your imagination as we set off to the beautiful Côte d’Azure (or the bookshop, whichever you prefer!). Read more

Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is an important book. One deserving of the amazing hype its been getting online. It’s a fresh, current examination of the Black Lives Matter movements and what it feels like to be a black girl growing up in America today. But, how do you begin to talk about a book that’s so different from your own life experiences? Read more

5 Forgotten Female Authors You Need to Read

5 forgotten female authors you need to read

Today we’re going to look at 5 forgotten female authors you need to read. They were all successful in their own time. But, for one reason or another, they have been left out of the ‘great canon of English literature’. So, if you’ve ever found yourself wondering who came before Jane Austen, you’ve come to the right place. Each of the women on this list made important contributions to the development of writing. Here’s why they need to be on your TBR pile.  Read more

Stop Putting a Label on Yourself (and others)

Stop Putting a Label on Yourself and Others
How we think about ourselves is important. But sometimes silencing the inner critic feels impossible. You know that voice that whispers, ‘you can’t do it’. But by putting a label on yourself you are also accepting limitations. And life is about reaching past those limitations to truly thrive.

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