Creativity, Family, Self

“Maddaddam” by Margaret Attwood and the first three Harry Potter novels: books 5-8 on my #readingchallenge

As you may or may not know the Crawshaw family has been away in France for two weeks and therefore I have been unable to keep up with my posts so here is a catch up post for my reading challenge! Whilst on holiday I managed to get through "Maddaddam" and we all listened to… Continue reading “Maddaddam” by Margaret Attwood and the first three Harry Potter novels: books 5-8 on my #readingchallenge


The Dry by Jane Harper #readingchallenge book 4

Hi Everyone, this week I read a thriller called " The Dry" by Jane Harper. It is Harper's debut novel and was given to me by my father in law to read. Luckily for me he is an avid reader and book buyer with very similar taste in literature to me, plus he is very… Continue reading The Dry by Jane Harper #readingchallenge book 4

Creativity, Self

Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood #ReadingChallenge book 3

Hello everyone, here we are at book three of my reading challenge. This week I read "Hag-seed" by Margaret Atwood. One of my favourite books in the world is "The Handmaids Tale" by Margaret Atwood, I studied it for my GCSE English Literature class and it was the "handmaids Tale" that made me begin to… Continue reading Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood #ReadingChallenge book 3

Cystic Fibrosis, Family, Photos, Self

Joseph Graduates Nursery

The day has finally arrived, Joseph's last day at nursery school. We have the six weeks summer holiday and then my little baby boy is going to "big boy" school. I didn't know how I was going to feel on this day. Although in general Joseph has enjoyed his time at nursery we've had our… Continue reading Joseph Graduates Nursery


Self Care, why it’s important

***** Just to let you know I have a more updated opinion piece on Self Care, called "Self care isn't about bath bombs" which takes a look at how self care's true meaning has been capitalised upon by modern Western culture. *********** Self Care is a bit of a buzz word around the internet, and… Continue reading Self Care, why it’s important


Wildwood #readingchallenge

Welcome to Book two of my reading challenge, where I aim to read a book a week (that's 26 books) by New year 2018. This weeks book was "Wildwood" by Colin Meloy, the first is a trilogy of children's books (aimed at 9-11 year olds). Based in Portland- a place I'd love to visit, and… Continue reading Wildwood #readingchallenge


Memes that explain what its like to be me

I love a good meme. Who doesn't!? I like that they can explain so much about an idea with just a few words and an image. They can be funny and light-hearted but get right to the essence of something easily. So, after a bad day today, I have decided to have some fun (yeah,… Continue reading Memes that explain what its like to be me

Creativity, Self

Sharp Objects #readingchallenge

Hi Everyone, so here it is, the first book of my reading challenge! Have you guys read it? Let me know in the comments what you thought of it and if you agree with my review! I have given this book 5 stars- I really....well, enjoyed it is probably the wrong turn of phrase, but… Continue reading Sharp Objects #readingchallenge

Creativity, Self

#Reading challenge- 26 books by Dec 31st

I have decided to start a self imposed reading challenge! My challenge is to read 26 books, that's the equivalent of one book a week, from now until The end of December. As a Stay at home parent, carer and housewife I find that I don't have many challenges or goals that are specifically measurable… Continue reading #Reading challenge- 26 books by Dec 31st

Cystic Fibrosis

Orkambi Protests #cysticfibrosis #orkambinow #helpusbreathebeyond30

Today, you may have seen on social media, that the Cystic Fibrosis Trust have organised several nationwide protests for the following reason: We are calling urgently on Orkambi’s manufacturer Vertex and governments across the UK to agree on an affordable price that can make the life-changing drug immediately available to those who so desperately need… Continue reading Orkambi Protests #cysticfibrosis #orkambinow #helpusbreathebeyond30