I read a self-help book…

I have never given much time or thought to self-help books. I suppose I have never felt like I would benefit from a book that will teach me how to be more confident, how to succeed in life or how to feel like a goddess but I was recently given the Life-Changing Magic of Not…

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

I first read the short story The Metamorphosis when I was 16 as part of a personal essay project in Higher English (the Scottish equivalent of A Level) and back then I didn’t enjoy it. I reread this short story a few weeks ago at the age of 26 and this time it was more enjoyable,…

Learning Art, A Fools Guide: Australian Impressionists

Do you like Art? Do you ‘get’ Art? Can you walk through a gallery and look at paintings and know what technique is used and why? Can you differentiate the eras from the style of the painting? I can honestly say that up to about 3 months ago I just didn’t get Art. A visit…

Catching up

It has been a while since I have written a post about the main thing I created this blog for, books. And whilst my writing has been side tracked a little by the lack of the correct tools, but also general life, my reading has stayed on track. Since my post about The Hitchhikers Guide…

Small wins and being a Adult.

It all started when I tried to pay for my morning Starbucks only to realise the bank card I had been using was now blocked because I didn’t think to phone the bank when my new PIN wasn’t delivered. This resulted in me having to recite four different addresses to collect some train tickets, multiple…

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

I did it everyone. I read a series from start to finish, back to back. Now I can do anything! I can learn French, stick to a gym routine, improve myself in so may different ways- all because of 5 books in 4 weeks. Cosy up with a cup of tea and read this rather long plot…

January wrap up and a quick look ahead.

Finally the dreaded January blues are nearly over and February fever is close, but before we look forward to the month of St Valentine let’s reflect on what has been. Obviously this month has had it’s highs and lows. The lows mainly being attributed to one syllable; Trump. And whilst all of the negative, rediculous and…

A Tudorphiles experience at Hampton Court Palace.

Tudorphile: a person who is obsessed and has a great love of all things Tudor. For anyone that knows even just a little about Henry VIII then Hampton Court Palace will be something that rings a bell. For anyone that knows even just a little about London then Hampton Court Palace will also be something…

Drawckab weiver.

Sometimes once I’ve finished a particularly busy day at work followed by a bustling commute home the last thing I want to do is sit and read something intense. This may seem like a contradiction to my last post in which I gushed about my new love of non-fiction and my curious nature, but last…

Freakonomics. The start of 2017’s book challenge.

The New Year always brings with it the obligatory goals of getting fitter, drinking more water, saving more money or sometimes the opposite with people vowing to go out and see more of the world. Whilst most, if not all of these are something I could benefit from I have decided one of my ‘New…