Sunshine, With a Chance of Snow

I love Carole Matthews’ books and when I saw this book come out I couldn’t resist. This is a collection of short stories written by Carole Matthews (which have never been released before) including the story “Sunshine, With a Chance of Snow” (which was previously released as an ebook).Β I initially wasn’t going to get this book so soon, but then I found out it was a limited edition print so the urgency to grab it was greater! πŸ˜€

I really enjoyed this little book and enjoyed reading all the little comments Carole Matthews had written about where the story came from. The title story “Sunshine, with a Chance of Snow” was such a lovely story too which I really enjoyed. In fact, I wish it was a full length book!

I’m sorry it’s only a short post today, I’m not too sure what else to say about this book except it is great and a lovely quick read. πŸ™‚

See you again soon πŸ™‚

Music is Life Tag

The other week Angela did the music for life tag and I thought it looked like fun so I thought I’d give it a go πŸ™‚

The Music for Life Tag was created byΒ MelissaΒ over at The Bookish Wanderer.


  1. Mention/link the original creator of this tag (me,) and the person who tagged you!
  2. For all 13 questions, name an artist/band/song as an answer and if you’d like, add some sort of photo or link so people can find the music you are talking aboutΒ πŸ™‚
  3. Tag as many people as you want that love music as much as you do.

Suburbia – Name an artist (or band) that you can fall in and out of love with, but will always return to.


Coldplay – I go through phases of liking Coldplay

Last Day Alive – Name an album that could be the soundtrack to your life.Β 


Lines, Vines and Trying Times by Jonas Brothers.


Yes I know, laugh! Jonas brothers! But I enjoy their songs.

Mad Sounds – Headphones or earbuds?

Earbuds. Headphones are OK for a short amount of time but I can’t wear them with my glasses on for long periods.

On Hold – What is the number one artist (or band) that is on your concert bucket list?

I think I’d quite like to see Coldplay.

One Love – If you had to listen to the same album for the rest of your life, what would it be?

+ by Ed Sheeran


A Little Help From My Friends – What is your anthem song between you and your best friends?

I don’t think we have one.

Shut Up & Dance – What is the perfect dance song?

Hot N Cold – Katy Parry

Something Just Like This – What song screams β€˜epic love’ to you?

Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

I absolutely love this song

Cherry Wine – Name a song you love that isn’t what it seems at first!

Erm… Can’t think of one!

After Glow – Name a song that will always put you in a good mood no matter what.

Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran

I think it might possibly be his favourite song yet of mine πŸ™‚

Dope – Name a song that makes you feel bad ass.

Shake it Off by Taylor Swift XD

No idea why through!

Bad Habit – What is your β€˜guilty-pleasure’ song that you know all the lyrics to?

You’ll Always Find Your Way Back Home – Miley Cyrus

I mean I’m so sad but sometimes you just need a song like that to pick you up!

Digital Bath – CD or downloads?

It depends which is cheaper to be honest. The last album I bought was Divide by Ed Sheeran. I bought the CD because it came with a digital download and the CD+digital download was 1p more expensive than just the digital download. So I figured I may as well pay 1p extra to get the CD too!

I hope you enjoyed my answers to this tag. I nominate everyone who wants to do this!! πŸ™‚

Garnier Ultimate Blends Strength Restore

I don’t usually do posts about this kind of thing. Beauty isn’t my thing. I mean I’m not one for hair products, make up etc., but I decided I’d share with you my hair routine today, because the shampoo I use is fantastic!

I used to hate my hair. When I was a teenager it was horribly thick, bushy and frizzy and I hated it. I used to get my hair chemically straightened and I straightened my hair every week because I hated it. But now I’ve got older, thankfully my hair has calmed down and although long and quite thick, it is more wavy than frizzy.Β Photo 14-06-2017, 19 41 14

I used to useΒ L’Oreal Elvive Nutri Gloss shampoo. But last year I changed shampoo to Garnier Ultimate Blends Strength Restorer and I’m never going back! I used to get a lot of split ends, but now nearly a year since my last hair cut I have nowhere near as many split ends as I used to get. I think that’s mostly down to a change in shampoo, as well as using a tangle teezer.

So first up I wash my hair once every 5 or so days (I’m lucky in that my hair doesn’t get overly greasy quickly), generally 3 times every 2 weeks. πŸ™‚

I first wash my hair with Body Shop ginger anti dandruff shampoo – well not, all of my hair, but just the bit at the front of my parting, followed by Garnier Ultimate Blends Strength Restore Shampoo. You only need a little shampoo but it smells amazing! πŸ™‚

I then smooth the conditioner through the mid to ends of my hair before washing it out. By now you can really feel the smoothness! It makes my hair so soft! It says to use either the conditioner or the hair balm, but I use both πŸ™‚ So after the conditioner I use the strength restorer balmΒ before bushing it through with my tangle teezer.

Photo 09-07-2017, 13 47 59Once every 2 weeks I use the hair mask, but sadly they don’t seem to sell it any more 😦 But the hair balm basically does the same thing πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed today’s post! I know it was a bit different to what I usually do πŸ™‚ Do you have a particular shampoo you have come to love?