Books, Art, Poetry & Peacocks!
Living Life's Ups, Downs & Middles
I'm a book and lifestyle blogger, writer, artist, animal lover, an (almost vegan) vegetarian and love learning about history and life in general. I love to discuss and debate opinions about all sorts of things and hopefully will inspire people to try something new, whether a new book or a new way of thinking :)
Description: There’s so much to see in town!
Take a walk and discover all the sights in this colourful picture dictionary. Can you spot the people who are wandering from page to page?
A stylish book for little explorers.Read More »
Hi everyone? How are things? It’s been a quite while since I posted here. I originally planned to go away for a couple of weeks but I’ve been away now for well over a month! Things are a bit hectic in my life at the moment, not exactly what I expected, given the plans I had for this blog. But unfortunately I’m going to have to take some more and extended time away from blogging. I’d like to keep up with the blog but the truth is I’m barely managing to deal with things that are happening in my offline life at the moment and blogging just takes too much time right now. I haven’t had much time for reading and haven’t felt like reading much either due to some issues I have with my eyesight recently. I’ve not been very well which is a big part of why I’m taking a lot of time away 😦
I’m not disappearing completely. You can still stay in touch with me via email or social media if you want to, and while I said I’m not reading much I have been keeping up some of my reading and review writing in this last week. I’ve posted these on amazon and might do so on Goodreads too but putting together blog posts just takes too long for me at the moment, even with a template, though I might put up the odd occasional post or share another’s if I can.
I want to thank everyone for all your support and the lovely messages I’ve received from many of you. I’d like to stay in touch with everyone and I hope you aren’t disappointed if I leave for a while. I’m not sure about when I’m returning, I’m just concentrating on getting through this tough patch and recovering my health at the moment. I hope everyone is well and your blogging as well as personal lives are going well. Take care and let’s stay in touch ❤ 🙂 🙂
….Oh and I have one left over blog post (it’s been sitting in my drafts for weeks-forgot about it!) I’m going to put up right after this one so you have something to read while I’m away 🙂
You can find me in these locations if you’d like to chat 🙂 :
It’s been a few days since my last post but the truth is that I’m struggling and haven’t really been around for some time. Many of you might have noticed I’ve been sort of missing on most of my social media accounts. I’ve been putting out automatic posts on the blog and occasionally replying to comments, but I really haven’t been well lately and I’m so sorry for not being around.Read More »
Description: Down in the garden beyond the apple trees,
is a fading blue hive, full of busy bees…
Join the bees down in the garden on a day of fun, danger and adventure in this beautifully illustrated picture book.
With a whimsical story and crisp, original illustrations, this is a story your children will want to read again and again.Read More »
Title: Pirate McSnottbeard in the Alien Slug Invasion Painic (Pirate McSnottbeard #2)
Author/Illustrator: Paul Whitfield
Publisher: Walker Books
Genre: Children’s fiction/middle grade
Description: Before you read this book you should know:
1) There’s a huge LIE in this book!
2) The book is SUPER, MEGA-SCARY. (That’s scarier than a PIRATE in a BAD MOOD)
3) That’s because this book has ALIEN SLUGS, KILLER ROBOTS and GIANT WORMS. And EVEN SCARIER than that…THEY’RE IN SPACE!Read More »
Title: Where’s Wally? Games on the Go! Puzzles, Activities & Searches
Author/Illustrator: Martin Handford
Publisher: Walker Books
Genre: Puzzle, Activity book
Description: Perfect for Wally Watchers on the go! This travel activity book is packed with truly terrific puzzles, quizzes, mazes and searches – plus a bonus fold-out Wally board game. The fun never stops with Where’s Wally?Read More »
It is very hot in the UK at the moment and for many today may well be the hottest day of the year (and even since records began). For those of you affected, like me, stay cool, hydrated and in the shade. I hope you all stay well and just to cheer up anyone who may be feeling a bit miserable from the overly oppressive heat, here’s a photo I took a few weeks ago in London (before the grass began to dry out) of a cool stream…or is it a brook? I don’t know what it is, but the sound of the water trickling in an otherwise quiet location is wonderful. 😎😎😎