20 Books for Christmas Reading Challenge – The Final Verdict

Did I complete the 20 Books for Christmas reading challenge? Find out how I got in and how you can join in with this reading marathon.

Merry Christmas

Good morning everyone! Merry Christmas to you all. I hope you have a lovely Christmas Day or if you find this time of year a struggle, I hope you will find it at least bearable and will have someone to share it with. Thank you all so much for your support again this year. Thanks … Continue reading Merry Christmas

Heartwarming Christmas Reads & Chick Lit &Women Fiction Books

A selection of heartwarming women's fiction and chick lit books perfect for the Christmas season.

Blogmas 2019

View my Blogmas schedule for 2019 for quick access to my social media and all my Christmas themed posts.

Rose Hurles Art #Ad

Ad: Gifted – This item was gifted to me in exchange for a review but all words and thoughts are my own. I came across these wonderful prints and cards from Rose Hurles Art recently and as Christmas is approaching I thought I’d share with you all as they’d make perfect gifts. I was more … Continue reading Rose Hurles Art #Ad

Fabulously Festive Women’s Fiction Books for Christmas Reading

Here are some fabulously festive women's Christmas fiction books. Ease away some of the stress and settle down with one of my recommended reads for Christmas time.

20 Books for Christmas Reading Challenge 2019

Join me for the 20 Books of Christmas Reading Challenge this autumn. Find out how to take part and what I will be reading this year.

How to Survive Blog Challenges – April A-Z

  There are several blog challenges throughout the year. Seeing as April is approaching, the next blog challenge of April A-Z will be here before we know it, so it's a good idea to start planning for it now. Today I’d like to share my tips and thoughts with you on how to plan, survive … Continue reading How to Survive Blog Challenges – April A-Z

Blogmas 2018 Completed

Blogmas was the last thing on my mind after completing Blogtober, but in the final hour, I decided to take part in this blogging challenge. One post every day for the month of December. 23 brand new posts and eight updated posts that fit in with the theme of Christmas and giving. All the usual … Continue reading Blogmas 2018 Completed

Get Fit Get Walking in Winter

Updated November 2019 Today marks the start of a 2 week period set up by The Ramblers Association called The Festival of Winter Walks.  Its aim is to get people out walking during the festive period and take in the beautiful views across the UK. It's a great way to get fit when you get … Continue reading Get Fit Get Walking in Winter

My YouTube Christmas Eve Playlist

My Christmas playlist perfect for Christmas Eve. A great mix of traditional and new Christmas tunes, all with a cool rockabilly, psychobilly and ska vibe.

Free Christmas Reads on Amazon Kindle – Book Reviews

A selection of free Christmas fiction books available on Amazon Kindle.

Recommended Netflix Christmas Movies (UK)

My favourite Christmas movies on Netflix UK from 2019 and years previous.

I Saw the Real Santa Claus

I loved Christmas as a kid, all the magic and the belief in Father Christmas. It's not quite the same as a grown-up is it? That's until I saw the real Santa Claus. Have you ever seen him? Take a look and see what you think. I've been fortunate enough to spend Christmas in California … Continue reading I Saw the Real Santa Claus

15 Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers

My choice of book recommendations for adults and children including ones for music lovers, car boot fans, virtual travellers and one for those who like a bit of sauce after their Christmas dinner.

Nothing Says Christmas Quite Like Elvis Presley!

Some people like minimal decorations, some go overboard. I fall into the former category in my own home, but I do like to have a wander around a good Christmas display. Read on to see where my favourite Christmas location is. My love of tacky things, sunshine and all things Rock N Roll were delivered … Continue reading Nothing Says Christmas Quite Like Elvis Presley!

Top 22 Alternative Christmas Albums

My favourite Christmas albums featuring bands that mostly come from alternative music scenes such as rockabilly, psychobilly, punk and ska. A few classics thrown in too.

A Miracle on Hope Street by Emma Heatherington – Book Review

A Miracle on Hope Street by Emma Heatherington is probably one of my favourite Christmas books ever. Ruth Ryan seemingly has it all but feels the loneliest person in the world. Yes, sound familiar? Finding out that one random act of kindness from her past altered someone's future, made Ruth take a decision that would alter … Continue reading A Miracle on Hope Street by Emma Heatherington – Book Review

Top 25 Essential Christmas Movies

The Top 25 Christmas Movies of all time as decided by me and my friends.

15 Free & Budget Ways to say Thank You to Teachers

Christmas is a time of huge expense for most families. In recent years it has become customary to buy gifts for teachers. As a former teacher myself, I can assure you that it is not expected or necessary.  It doesn't have to cost anything to show gratitude so I have listed 15 free and budget … Continue reading 15 Free & Budget Ways to say Thank You to Teachers