A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness

A vampire over a millennia old, a spellbound yet powerful witch and a mysterious, bewitched manuscript unearthed after being hidden for decades -what could go wrong? A captivating world created by Harkness, Diana Bishop is a descendant of the prominent Bishop witches but is in denial about who and what she is. She refrains from… Continue reading A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness

Photo Diary: Camping in the Peak District

As I have mentioned in previous posts, we went camping in June the week of the Platty Jubes. We've been wanting to go camping again for some time and really wanted to explore some new places, rather than keep returning to Wales (even though we do love it). We stayed at Knotlow Farm Campsite which… Continue reading Photo Diary: Camping in the Peak District

The Year of 26

The year of 26 has been a rocky road for me. Leading up to my 26th birthday I felt this overwhelming pressure to do something big, become an adult in some grand way -probably largely due to the fact my mom had me when she was 26. The year of 26 did change me in… Continue reading The Year of 26

The Sign of the Devil, Oscar de Muriel

5/5 stars! A wonderfully-thrilling final book to the Frey and McGray series, The Sign of the Devil is full to the brim of twists and turns with family secrets revealed and bombshells dropped mercilessly throughout. It was everything I had hoped it would be and so much more. Multiple grave-robberies? Murdered asylum patients? The sign… Continue reading The Sign of the Devil, Oscar de Muriel

Wales: Waterfalls, a Castle & a Railroad

Probably one, if not the busiest day of our trip to Wales; we set off really early for an adventure. I mean first of all I should say I woke up about 4am and couldn't get back to sleep. I had my copy of The Beautiful Ones nearby (review here) and had only 10 chapters… Continue reading Wales: Waterfalls, a Castle & a Railroad

Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury

Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show rolls into town in the dead of night but not just any town, Jim Nightshade and Will Holloway's town. The boys are both thirteen, highly attuned to one another; with one boy being born a minute before midnight on 30th of October and the other a minute after. Change… Continue reading Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury

Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

I first saw this book, Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs by Paul Koudounaris, in Canterbury last Christmas. We have certain traditions each Christmas but one I have enjoyed us starting is our trip to 'somewhere new'. Usually in the days that fall between Christmas and New Years, we take the… Continue reading Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

London in June

Before the cooler weather comes, I wanted to share some snaps from the sunny days of summer in the city. We went to the Duck & Waffle at Heron Tower for my moms birthday brunch with some friends in June. We parked at the O2 and then took the clipper up the Thames to Tower… Continue reading London in June

Photo Diary: National Showcaves Centre for Wales

The last full day of our time in Wales back in July was spent as the National Showcaves Centre for Wales. Now I'm not going to lie, I have no facts or info to share on this place at all. Before going I checked out the website a little but that was all. It was… Continue reading Photo Diary: National Showcaves Centre for Wales

Little Reads for the Spooky Season

I absolutely love this time of the year! I love the crispness of the air, slowly being able to layer up and enjoy the outside still. I think my favourite thing to do in this cooler season is to either find a cafe or go the pub for breakfast and enjoy some grub and tea,… Continue reading Little Reads for the Spooky Season