2018 Blog Plans

Happy 2018 everyone! I’m sorry I’ve not posted yet this year, it’s not been through a lack of ideas, but I’ve been a bit busy getting sorted and ready for my graduation tomorrow and going on holiday next week 🙂 As well as looking after this cute little Yorkiepoo! (My brother’s friend’s dog).

Anyway, I thought I’d quickly share with you my 2018 blog plans. I’m going to keep posting regularly with other things than just book reviews, but I may go down to posting twice a week rather than 3 (but I’ll see where inspiration takes me 😉 ).

I can’t promise too much through January because I’m going on holiday next week and I’m not sure how much time I’ll have to write before going away, but I’ll be sure to write about my trip when I’m home! 🙂

I hope everyone is well and 2018 is treating you well so far! 🙂 See you all again soon 🙂


Questions You Never Thought to Ask Tag

So the other day Angela from Life of Angela did the questions you never thought to ask tag. I thought it looked fun so I thought I’d give it a try 🙂

What games consoles have you had?

My first games console was a Playstation. The first ever Playstation. Me and my brother got it for Christmas. Then after that I had a Gameboy Colour, Gameboy Advance SP, Nintendo DS and a Wii. I don’t really use games consoles now though!

If you could tame any animal to be your pet, what would it be?

Erm, maybe a penguin? For no other reason than that they’re cute and pretty awesome animals. Not a big one but a small one, like an African penguin or something!


Are you a sexual person?

Um… Well that’s a bit of a weird question? But I’m in to chicklit books so I suppose I’m quite a soppy person?

Foods you despise?

Lamb, pork, beef, ham. I really really hate them (but I’ll eat mince beef and sausages). Also pineapple and coconut are just yuck.

Coolest place you’ve ever visited?

I can’t pick between Norway, Iceland or Bermuda! But if I had to go for one I’d probably say Bermuda. It is great, it’s like half American half British while also having some amazing scenery and corals.



Why did you first start blogging?

I started my blog originally to share book reviews/books I’d read, but then I decided to branch out a bit more in January and do more posts and share more than just books! I hope people like that I don’t just do books anymore?


Favourite item from closet?

Probably my whale t-shirt at the moment!

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Do you prefer a backpack/big bag/small bag/just wallet?

Erm, it depends what I’m doing really. When I was working I had a backpack in which I kept my work stuff, but I also have my handbag.

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Favourite video/computer/phone game?

Erm, Sims 3? I don’t like Sims 4. I also love Zoo Tycoon.

One celebrity you would sleep with?

I’m not sure! I can’t say I’m really very obsessed with many celebrities.

Favourite traits for a partner/friend?

Loyal, caring, friendly and dependable


Your personality 

Erm, I’m pretty quiet until I get to know people then I can’t half talk! But in general I’m pretty quiet in terms of staying in and reading/preferring quiet nights in rather than going out.

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When’s the last time you took a risk?

Erm… I think making the decision to go to Newcastle to study Zoology. I had no idea if I really wanted to do zoology or whether I’d cope being so far away from home. But actually it worked out well. I love Newcastle and miss it dearly and I don’t regret my decision because in the end it meant I could study marine zoology. I mean I’ve probably taken other risks since then but that is probably the biggest one I’ve ever taken.


Fashion trend you’d never do?

I HATE how most of the shorts ladies can buy are short. I mean so short you could see your arse. I mean that’s not right. I’m more modest and prefer knee length shorts/ones that aren’t so revealing!

One physical trait about you that only you notice?

Can I say two? One of my front teeth has moved and is more sticky out than it used to be. Only I notice it though! Also I have a cyst on my face by my right eye that I know is there and can see it but no one else sees it.

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One emotional trait about you that only you notice?

I’m pretty sensitive really. Because I care about everything I do, if I’m criticised or feel like I’m doing it wrong I get upset. I’m also quite an anxious person.

3 weird things about you off the top of your head?

Weird things?

  1. I’m starting to sound more and more like my mum in terms of things I say
  2. I get up early and don’t/can’t sleep in
  3. I’m allergic to every single type of nut. Is that a weird thing? I suppose its more normal today than it was in the days when I was first diagnosed with it.

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Favourite cheese?

Cheddar, but I also quite like Edam and mozzarella.

3 things you use every day that you need?

My glasses, my house key? and my phone.

Favourite Youtubers/actresses/media people?

I quite like Tom and Gi Fletcher but I’m also impartial to a bit of Zoella.

One thing that makes you happy every day?

My family and friends.


One question you wish you could get an answer to?

What is it like to be carefree and not anxious about things?

Something about your childhood that still affects you to this day?

Erm, when I was about 9 or 10 there was a cat in our house that got in and stayed in overnight. Mum went down and saw the curtains moving and thought someone had broken in to the house… It was the cat that had got in. But it still creeps me out sometimes and I’m not particularly keen on staying at home by myself overnight.

What life is all about for you?

Having a purpose and doing something worthwhile as well as having fun.


So there we have it. Hopefully you’ll have learnt some more random stuff about me now! 🙂 I hope you enjoyed today’s post and please feel free to answer the questions yourself! 🙂

Friends for Days Tag

Cheila from pinkfordays created her own tag and I think it’s great to see a new one come out, particularly when its made by someone you follow 🙂

I was nominated by Glücksgeist for this tag. I love her blog, where she posts so many things, from baking to DIY things to general lifestyle posts. Thank you for nominating me and I love that you refer to my blog as like reading a laid back book on a Sunday!

The rules:

  • Say who created the tag and provide a link to their blog.
  • Do a blog post showing your Tag.
  • Add the logo to the post.
  • Always thank the person who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and, if you like, say something positive and supportive about their blog.
  • Choose 5 bloggers that you don’t know very well or that are just starting their blog.
  • Go over to their blogs and read a few posts, like and comment.
  • Say 3 things you love about their blogs; (3 things for each blogger)
  • Those 5 bloggers are automatically nominated to do the same.
  • Nominate two bloggers who have been doing this for a longer time! Don’t forget to let them know you’re nominated them!

Message from Cheila: 

Dear bloggers, my name is Cheila and I blog over at pink for days. I would love to get to know you and your blog, so feel free to stop by and leave a link. I would be happy to read your posts and to support you in any way I could.“

5 bloggers/nominees: (Sadly I’ve only got 2 for this part as I’m struggling to find any other newer blogs that I follow)

Lovely Alanah

Alanah only started blogging in January 2017. She blogs about lifestyle and I enjoy reading her blog. So head over there to check her out! 🙂

Trending with Trina

Trina started blogging in January 2017 and I love her blog. She posts about all sorts, uni life, lifestyle, beauty etc. and always posts lovely photos to go with her posts. Trina’s blog is great and you should all go visit! 🙂

2 ancients bloggers/ nominees:


I love her blog, and she was one of the first people I ever connected with on here. AnHistorianAboutTown is probably one of my favourite blogs and she posts such a wide variety of stuff there is something for everyone. And she’s always there for me to ask advice if I need to! 😀

Sophie Samantha

Sophie has been blogging regularly for a long time, posting lifestyle blogs. I love her blogs and I love knowing that at 6pm on a Wednesday and Sunday I’ll be able to read about what she’s been up to. Sophie is a lovely blogger and I really love her blog! 🙂

I love this tag from Cheila and think it’s a great way to get to know and find new bloggers.

Real Neat Blog Award

I’m sorry for the mass of awards/tags I’ve posted today I’ve been lazy and now I’ve been catching up.

I was tagged by Lovely Alanah for this award. Go check her out, she’s only been blogging a few months but I love her blog! 🙂

Below are the rules for the award:

  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the questions asked.
  • Nominate seven more bloggers for the award
  • Create seven questions for your nominees.

#1 What is your favorite weekend activity?

Reading, baking, lazying around watching TV… Not that I get to do that much at the moment with all the uni work!

#2 Why did you start your blog?

I wanted to share my thoughts on books with people.

#3 What are your all-time favorite book?

Billy and Me (I know I always recommend this! I’m going to grab the book when I’m back home and read it again to do a post on it)

#4 Where do you want to travel?

Australia and New Zealand. I want to see the Great Barrier Reef before its too late.

#5 What is your favorite snack?

Cereal bars, carrots, apples, satsumas (if we’re talking healthy!)

#6 Do you have any siblings?

Yes, one older brother.

#7 If you could steal one thing without getting caught, what would it be?

Erm, not sure? Possibly a pick n mix sweet thing from the shops! They’re great but so expensive!

Sadly I’m not nominating anyone for this as I’ve posted so many things today already!

Also, at the end of this, let me know if you have any requests for posts? 🙂

Sunshine Blogger Award

A little while ago Glücksgeist nominated me for the sunshine blogger award, and I was also nominated by Glücksgeist this week so I’ve added the two together. I’ve been a bit slow to do this as I’ve been trying to get through as much uni work as I can in the last week and this week coming so I have less coursework to worry about over the Easter holiday! But anyway, you should all go and visit her blog 🙂


  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger award logo on your post and/or on your blog

Glücksgeist questions to me:

1. Who was the first YouTuber you became obsessed with?

Erm… I’m not really obsessed with any youtubers!

2. What was your second blog post?

Always the Bridesmaid

3. What’s your favorite high school movie?

“Wild Child” or “17 Again”

4. Which was your first meal that you could cook on your own?

Probably spaghetti bolognaise

5. What is your favorite instrumental song?

Hedwig’s Theme (from Harry Potter)

6. If you could visit one city tomorrow where would you go?


7. What is your favorite ‘Keep calm’ sentence?

Keep calm and dream on.

8. What was your favorite toy when you were little?

I’m not sure of one, but I loved: Mimis, Polly Pockets, Barbie, my dolls house, beanie babies and my baby born

9. Which was the last video you watched on YouTube?

Zoella’s March Favourites

10. Which movie was the last one you saw in cinema?

Fifty Shades Darker

11. What made you smile today? 

Waking up and knowing I’m going home and seeing my family in 3 days.

1. What is your favorite musical?

Billy Elliot

2. What shirt are you currently wearing? (I am in my unicorn shirt 😉 )

My Harry Potter Gryffindor t-shirt

3. Do you have siblings?

Yes, one older brother

4. What is your go-to breakfast?

Shreddies or Weetabix

5. Which blog post are you most excited to upload soon?

I’m looking forward to doing a few baking ones when I’m home and one about my holiday I’m going on 🙂

6. Have you ever deleted one of your posts?

No I don’t think so.

7. Which celebebrity would you love to meet?

I’m not sure really, possibly Giovanna Fletcher

8. What was the last thing you baked?

A mug cake? If that counts? Before that it would have been my grandad’s birthday cake.

9. What is your favourite game? (Wii, Xbox,…..)

Sims 3 (I don’t like Sims 4)

10. Have you ever uploaded a post too early or something like that by accident?


11. What is your favourite cupcake?

Chocolate 😀


This time I’m not going to nominate anyone specifically as I always end up nominating the same people XD So I nominate anyone who reads this to answer the following questions, and you can just answer them in the comments if you’d rather than doing a post 🙂

  1. What is your favourite TV show at the moment?
  2. Sweet/Salty/Sweet and Salty or Toffee Popcorn
  3. Where did you last go on holiday?
  4. What is your favourite song at the moment?
  5. If you could meet one famous person, who would it be?
  6. Smoothie or milkshake?
  7. Hotel or camping?
  8. What is your favourite chocolate/sweets?
  9. Where would you be if you were in the place the book you’re currently reading is set?
  10. What is your comfort item (if you have one)?
  11. What are you most excited for this year?


Foodie Alphabet

Earlier in the Week Glücksgeist nominated me to do the “foodie alphabet”. I’d not seen this one before, but it was started by Literary Panda. The idea is that you list the alphabet and for each letter state a food that you like. Sounds easy enough right?! I’m not sure about some letters 😀



Chocolate cake



Fruit Loaf

Garlic Bread

Hot Cross Buns

Iced Buns



Lemon Curd


Naan Bread





Spaghetti Bolognaise



Vegetarian Lasagne


X?????? No idea!


Zest? (like Lemon Zest in a lemon cake?!)

So that wasn’t too easy! I gave up on some letters :O!

I nominate:

Sophie Samantha

An Historian About Town


I hope you enjoyed this post, and I’ll see you again soon 🙂

The Blue Sky Tag #2

I would like to start by thanking Cheila for nominating me for this tag. I enjoy reading her blogs and seeing what she’s up to.

So this is the 2nd time I’ve been nominated for this and I’m actually going to make the effort to tag some people this time (as I have some time this evening)!

Here are the rules:

  • Give 11 questions
  • Tag 11 people
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you

Here are the questions I’ve got to answer:

1.Where in the world are you?

The UK.

2. How many languages do you speak?

English (obviously), German (I’m pretty confident with), and French (I can just about get by with it these days!)

3. What is your biggest goal for your blog?

I’m not sure really, just to have people reading and enjoying my posts.

4. What is your 5 year plan, if you have one?

Erm… graduate from my masters, find a job…. and eventually find a boyfriend! Oh and get my own place, but to be honest that’s probably not going to happen in 5 years, not where I live anyway!

5. How is your relationship with your parents?

Great. I love my parents… I suppose I’m closer to them than your average 23 year old would be to their parents!

6. How do you keep yourself organised?

Post-it notes? And I just have a good memory really…

7. What’s your favourite dessert?

Black Forest Gateau.

8. What are you afraid of?

My biggest fear is caves/mines I hate them! But I think on a daily basis it would be having an allergic reaction.

9. What are you absolutely bad at?

Erm…. I can’t think of something I’m really awful at…

10. Which fictional character would you be best friends with?

Probably Hermione Granger… I’m pretty similar to her really… People say I look like her, plus I’m quite like her in personality and Hermione is one of my nicknames.

11. Can you name your top 10 favourite blogs? These are also the people I’m nominating.






An Historian About Town


OK so I made it to 7… There are a lot more blogs out there I enjoy, but these are the first ones that came to mind 🙂

Here are my questions:

  1. What is your favourite food?
  2. Where is your favourite place you’ve visited?
  3. What is your greatest achievement to date?
  4. If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would it be?
  5. What is your favourite song at the moment?
  6. If you could take up any hobby what would it be?
  7. Where would you visit if you could go anywhere and why?
  8. What is your favourite sea creature/animal from the sea?
  9. If you could recommend a book to someone, what would you recommend and why?
  10. What is your earliest childhood memory?
  11. What one thing could you not live without?