Things happen within seconds and yet while it's happening it feels like time doesn't exist, everything slows down and speeds up all at once.  It's been a lovely chilly 13° here with a relatively constant drizzle. The perfect soup weather right? Of course. So I get it all going in the pressure cooker like usual etc, nothing different to what I usually do. Wait for it to do its thing then then it down and leave it for it to cool down enough and whatnot so I can open...

Have you ever had a day where you're trying REALLY hard to have a great day but life feels the need to test how real that determination is?  I had the penguin random house children's books showcase this afternoon and I was so amped because books and people who like books!  But...

This for me has been one of those highly anticipated books, which of course often lead to disappointment, even though Into the water can't actually fall into that category I do feel it didn't live up to Girl on the train.  Unlike The Girl on the Train which only had two main characters points of view (and later a third), Into the Water has more than a dozen storytellers which left me somewhat confused at times and I felt like I needed sticky notes to remember what's who etc. The...

It's hard to believe that's its been 20 years already since I was introduced to the wizarding world, to Hogwarts, to the trio, to magic. But I will always and forever find comfort in the world of Harry Potter. When I first picked up the Philosopher's stone I was 9 and in a boarding school in a country different to the one I'd grown up in and thousands of miles away from either of my parents.  ...

Cycling, something it seems that not everyone can do. I thought maybe Fysh was going to be one of those people, he's going on 8 and he just couldn't get going, no balance.  He was outside in the am, sort of determined but highly frustrated. I even had to reprimand him for throwing down his bike and kicking it.  Around lunch his granny came to fetch him for a sleep over and decided to take his bike with...

I get asked this SO often and my is usually no. The main reason being that I am not a tattoo artist and do not aspire to be one even though I admire them.  In general no matter what you're taking to have done you and your artist are going to faff with it to make it work perfectly, and if your artist doesn't do this I suggest you find a different artist because you might have an idea that won't work exactly where you want it to, because...

It's no secret that Fysh has never been very artistic, sure he'd scribble and occasionally he'd paint something but in general he didn't seem to have much of a concept for it or even an actual interest in it and then this past week he turns around and starts his own comic series. BOOM. Just like that. It's about a boy with long hair named August and he goes on all these adventures with Tiny Hoof his teeny unicorn friend. He comes up with the stories and dialogue all...

The good reads synopsis really does the summary of this book perfectly; it's a funny, enthralling and heartwarming story of a woman who gets a second chance in life - but will she have the courage to take it Molly has moved from London to rural Herefordshire, chasing the Good Life. Swapping the tube for the saddle, she is living the country dream. Except that it isn't really her dream. It's her husband David's. And David is, well, rather dead now and she's struggling to keep the whole too...

I did my hair today, well I redid the colour that had faded and Fysh insisted we do his blue again.  The past while I've sort of convinced him to keep his blonde locks blonde because it looks amazing done up in viking braids.  Well today he pulled the "you say people should be able to look how they want to.I want blue hair, I like it blue" and of course I can't exactly say no because that would make me a hypocrite considering I feel more natural, confident and...

It feels like yesterday and also eons ago that I was that crazy loud teen that partied hard every weekend after work. Not that you'd say it though. I was badly bullied in my earlier school and even highschool years so when I had a new start at a new school I was like the boogeymans daughter in monster high. I blended as best I could. I had a job and everything.  But as soon as I went out I'd put on this other personality almost, the "normal party...